Business Advice Open Days are the largest cross government business support roadshows of their kind, dedicated to providing free information and support to your business. Two new dates for December 2011.

Diving – Frequently asked questions by employers on statutory medical examinations and how to access HSE appointed or approved doctors.

Have you come up with an innovation to improve health and safety in a small business? Has the firm saved money because of it? If yes, then enter the IOSH/HSE Innovation in Safety – Small Business Award.

The prize is £1,000 and a free two-day pass to the IOSH 2012 Conference and Exhibition, the largest health and safety conference in the UK. Deadline for entries 1 December 2011.

James Chapman, farm worker and chairman of the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs, wins an award in recognition of his work in spreading potentially life saving safety messages across the faming community.

A free event for European Health and Safety Week ‘Healthy Workplaces’, organised by Bradford Area Occupational Health and Safety Forum and Enterprise Europe Network in Yorkshire. Council Chambers, Bradford, Thursday 27 October

Some of the most common risk management related health and safety questions

A farming company has been fined after a worker had to have two toes from his right foot amputated, when he became entangled in machinery inside a grain reception pit.

A self-employed Lockerbie builder has been given a Community Service Order after he carried out unsafe gas installation work at a house near Dumfries.