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Cap this – university bans students from throwing mortar boards for safety reasons

Health and Safety gone mad? That well-worn phrase is an occupational hazard in our business – but sometimes there’s truth in it. Take the University of East Anglia which has banned celebrating students from throwing mortar boards in the air after they graduate in July. Describing the throwing of the square, flat ceremonial hats as an ‘unacceptable risk’, the…

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Roofing firm fined after worker falls from roof

Safety breaches have cost a Yorkshire roofing firm £11,355 after a worker fractured his skull following a fall from a roof. Mitchell Roofing of Derwent Road, Malton, was contracted to replace existing rooflights at Monk Bridge Construction Co Ltd, Elvington, York. The injured worker slipped and fell more than 20 feet through the inner roof…

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