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Opening Plenary of Stand Up To Racism & TUC Trade Union Converence.

Speakers include: ■ Kevin Courtney NEU joint general secretary■ Roger McKenzie Unison assistant general secretary ■ Mohammed Shafiq PCS National Black Members Committee chair ■ Shavanah Taj Wales TUC general secretary ■ Sabby Dhalu Stand Up To Racism co convenor ■ Ameen Hadi Unison North West Black Members ■ All Black Lives UK

Chair: Gloria Mills TUC Race Relations Committee chair/ Unison National Secretary & Head of Equality

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Stand Up To Racism

Opening Plenary of Stand Up To Racism & TUC Trade Union Converence.

Speakers include: ■ Kevin Courtney NEU joint general secretary■ Roger McKenzie Unison assistant general secretary ■ Mohammed Shafiq PCS National Black Members Committee chair ■ Shavanah Taj Wales TUC general secretary ■ Sabby Dhalu Stand Up To Racism co convenor ■ Ameen Hadi Unison North West Black Members ■ All Black Lives UK

Chair: Gloria Mills TUC Race Relations Committee chair/ Unison National Secretary & Head of Equality

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Engie security staff at Blackburn and Burnley hospitals work around the clock to keep people safe at the hospital but are paid far less than our colleagues who do the same job for the NHS. We are often forced to take on unhealthy amounts of overtime that take us away from their families and impacts....

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Greater Manchester Hazards Centre updated their status.

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https://press.hse.gov.uk/2021/02/25/waste-and-recycling-company-fined-for-safety-failings/

Waste and recycling company fined for safety failings
25th February 2021
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A Southport waste and recycling company has been fined after an employee sustained serious injuries to his arm when it became entangled in the automatic roof sheeting mechanism of a visiting articulated truck.
Liverpool Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 24 April 2019, the 22-year-old labourer had been working at Johnsons Scrap Metal Limited, assisting in loading a 44 tonne articulated third party vehicle with waste wood. He climbed onto the truck and while standing on the load, he manually levelled some wood that had prevented the automatic roof sheet from completely covering the load. As he was climbing back over the load to get down from the truck, the automatic sheeting device was inadvertently activated, trapping the worker’s arm in the mechanism, resulting in injuries that included a broken arm, that later needed surgery to put two metal plates in place, and tendon damage.

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that Johnsons Scrap Metal Limited failed to assess the risks in relation to vehicles visiting the site and to take effective measures to prevent employees from accessing third party vehicles. The company did not provide adequate information, instruction, training and supervision to employees and failed to implement risk control measures to ensure their safety when dealing with third party vehicles.
Johnsons Scrap Metal Limited of Crowland Street, Southport, Merseyside, pleaded guilty to breaching section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. The company was fined £10,000 and ordered to pay costs of £4,000.
HSE inspector Emily Osborne said after the hearing, “This incident and the resulting injury was entirely preventable had the risk in relation to visiting vehicles been assessed and suitable control measures put in place. Those in control of a workplace have a responsibility to identify and devise safe methods of working, and to provide the necessary information, instruction and training to their workers.”

Notes to Editors:
1. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is Britain’s national regulator for workplace health and safety. We prevent work-related death, injury and ill health through regulatory actions that range from influencing behaviours across whole industry sectors through to targeted interventions on individual businesses. These activities are supported by globally recognised scientific expertise. hse.gov.uk
2. More about the legislation referred to in this case can be found at: legislation.gov.uk/
3. More information on safety when sheeting and unsheeting vehicles can be found at: https://www.hse.gov.uk/workplacetransport/information/sheeting.htm
4. HSE news releases are available at http://press.hse.gov.uk

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