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    However what many people may not realise, is that competent person can be a recognised and accessible source of advice and information, including online services. This website is fully equipped to act as your competent person. 
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Health & Safety Myths

A supermarket cafe refused to sell a packet of fruit bread on health and safety grounds as the customer didn’t want it toasted.
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A supermarket banned a customer from taking a folding bicycle into store for health and safety reasons.
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Freestyle lane tumble turns have been banned from a council run swimming pool for health and safety reasons.
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A council run library will not permit users to plug laptop cables into electrical sockets because they perceive this practice to be a trip hazard, coupled with the potential risk faulty charger plugs may present.
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A coffee shop informed a customer they could not put their child in one of the available high chairs as it did not have a harness in place.
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A gym reduced its 24/7 opening hours by closing overnight, citing health and safety as the reason for the decision.
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Latest HSE News

A Kent tyre company has been sentenced for safety failings after 21-year-old Matthew Hoare, from Canterbury was killed when a tyre exploded.
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A general haulage company from Dumfries has been fined after the tragic death of a man who was crushed by a failed hydraulic ramp on Christmas Eve.
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A London-based metal packaging company has been fined after a worker trapped his hand in a power press and lost two fingers.
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A waste management and plant hire company in Derbyshire has been fined after a worker was fatally crushed between two vehicles while refuelling.
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Scottish Power was fined after a worker was seriously scalded at Longannet Power Station in Alloa.
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British Telecommunications PLC has been fined after two of its employees were seriously injured in falls from height.
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An NHS Foundation Trust has been fined for safety failings in its management of the use and maintenance of Anetic Aid QA3 trolleys.
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BUPA Care Homes (CFC Homes) Ltd has been fined over the inappropriate management of bedrails at one of its care homes.
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