Coronavirus advice for employers

  • 31st March
  • Safety, News

People unable to work for more than seven days because of coronavirus (COVID-19) can obtain an isolation note through a new online service. Isolation notes will provide employees with evidence for their employers that they have been advised to sel...

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Performing health/medical surveillance: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

  • 31st March
  • Safety, News

The HSE has issued guidance for occupational health providers, appointed doctors and employers. In the light of advice from Public Health England on COVID-19, HSE has set out in the guidance below, what it describes as a proportionate and flexible...

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  • 31st March
  • Safety, News

Coronavirus

  • 10th March
  • Safety, News

What is coronavirus? COVID-19 is an illness that can affect the lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus. In January 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared coronavirus a global health emergency. Respiratory symp...

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Contractors injured doing maintenance work

  • 10th March
  • Safety, News

An electricity power station company has been prosecuted after three contractors were injured by a sudden release of water and sludge while carrying out maintenance work at a Cheshire power station.

On 18 January 2018, three workers contract...

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Young worker seriously injured in fall

  • 10th March
  • Safety, News

A construction firm has been fined after a 17-year-old worker fell more than three metres through an opening for a roof light.

On 20 August 2018, an employee of Mark Holland Group Ltd fell through a sheet of insulation covering a skylight wh...

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Topshop death: 10-year-old ‘was swinging on queue barrier’

  • 10th March
  • Safety, News

A 10-year-old boy who was fatally injured in a Topshop store was swinging on a barrier when it fell on his head, an inquest jury has been told.

Kaden Reddick, from Reading, died after the accident at the towns Oracle Centre on 13 February 20...

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£150k fine after equipment falls onto worker

  • 27th January
  • Safety, News

A Co Antrim firm has been fined £150,000 after an employee suffered serious injuries when a heavy piece of equipment weighing approximately 1 tonne landed on him when it was being unloaded.

Briggs Equipment UK Ltd pleaded guilty to five bre...

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PPE regulations 2018

  • 27th January
  • Safety, News

European health and safety legislation on PPE changed in 2018. The new Regulation, which replaced the 25-year-old Directive, reflects modern ways of bringing PPE to the market as well as changes in technology and production techniques.
The Regu...

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Urgent action is needed to reduce fatal and serious crashes involving at-work drivers, says IAM RoadSmart

  • 27th January
  • Safety, News

The road safety charitys concerns about a worrying lack of progress in driving down the number of work-related traffic incidents are highlighted in its latest white paper, The Role of Business Drivers.

In the paper IAM RoadSmart calls on all...

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Fine after firm breaches equipment regulations

  • 27th January
  • Safety, News

A manufacturer of swimming pool covers has been fined after a worker suffered a de-gloving injury when his hand got caught between two power driven rollers of an extruder machine.

On 21 February 2018, an employee at Plastipack Limited was in...

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Worker permanently paralysed after fall

  • 10th December
  • Safety, News

A Northamptonshire painting and decorating employer has been sentenced after an employee sustained serious, life changing injuries after falling from height.

On 7 August 2018, an employee of Ian Ramsay was severely injured when he fell from ...

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Company director knowingly exposed workers to dangerous substances

  • 10th December
  • Safety, News

Company director knowingly exposed workers to dangerous substances

A manufacturer of agricultural trailers has been sentenced for deliberately putting his workers at risk of developing severe lung disease, after exposing them to substances h...

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Construction firms fined after director blown off roof during storm

  • 29th August
  • Safety, News

A construction company and two roofing contractors have been ordered to pay almost £400,000 in fines and costs after the director of one of the firms fell 11 m when he was blown off a roof during Storm Doris in 2017.  

 

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Brexit

  • 29th August
  • Safety, News

Health and safety protections, and your duties to protect the health and safety of people, will not change with Brexit. ?

The HSE have made minor amendments to regulations to remove EU references but legal requirements, and the protections ...

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National Hard Hat Recycling Scheme

  • 29th August
  • Safety, News

Each year the UK throws away millions of hard hats. JSP recommends that users replace their hard hats every 5 years or as soon as it receives a knock. These are traditionally thrown into general recycling waste with a high probability of ending up...

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Company failed to manage concrete pumping risk on Port of Felixstowe project

  • 13th June
  • Safety, News

An Essex-based company has been fined following the death of a concrete worker at a dockside apron-upgrade project on the Port of Felixstowe.


Chelmsford Crown Court heard how R. W. Hill (Felixstowe) Limited was employed as the mai...

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Timber fell ten metres onto 3-year-old

  • 13th June
  • Safety, News

A self-employed builder has been given a suspended jail sentence after a three-year-old girl suffered severe head injuries when a length of timber fell on her whilst it was being hoisted up the outside of a scaffold.


Brighton Magi...

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BAM fined £800k after worker hit with polystyrene block

  • 13th June
  • Safety, News

BAM Nuttall has received a fine of more than £800,000 after a worker suffered three fractured vertebrae when he was hit on the head by a large expanded polystyrene block which slipped from an excavator bucket.

Brighton Magistrates Court hea...

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Two firms fined after demolition worker receives electrical burns

  • 29th April
  • Safety, News

On 12 April 2017, two demolition workers employed by sub-contractor R B Haigh & Sons were removing electrical distribution equipment from a switchgear room at the former Molecular Products site in Thaxted, Essex. 


Mr Alan Banks ...

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