£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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Contractor fined following illegal asbestos work

  • 25th April
  • Safety, News

An Oldham building contractor has been fined following the uncontrolled removal of asbestos during a garage conversion.

Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court heard how in December 2017 the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) was notified by...

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Schools failing to report asbestos details

  • 4th April
  • Safety, News

Nearly a quarter of schools in England (23%) have not told the government how much asbestos they have in their buildings and how they are managing the risks, a committee of MPs is warning.

Schools were asked to provide details to the governm...

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Asbestos still killing 5,000 Britons each year, 20 years after ban

  • 1st April
  • Safety, News


Asbestos is killing 5,000 people a year, two decades on from the toxic material being banned, a new report has shown.

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) said people were still being exposed to asbestos, 20 year...

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Major Scaffolding Collapse London

  • 11th March
  • Safety, News


With the recent scaffolding collapse in London on Friday 7th March, there is little doubt that the HSE will be looking closely over the coming months at organisations management systems, and training of those controlling sites, t...

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International Women's Day - A day in a life of...

  • 8th March
  • Safety, News

From one of our advisors VW

Walking into a male dominated workplace can be quiet daunting at first. Especially in the construction industry, when youre a newly qualified, young, female advisor.

What happens if they ignore me? What if...

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Firm fined for training failures after employee injured

  • 28th February
  • Safety, News

On 18 May 2017, a 27-year-old agency worker arrived at the Gloucester depot to begin his first day of work with the company as a multi-drop delivery driver. After a brief induction process, the worker delivered his first drop successfully however ...

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Balfour Beatty fine: Third Don Crossing worker struck by wheeled excavator

  • 27th February
  • Safety, News

A civil engineering contractor has been fined after an employee of Balfour Beatty Group Employment Limited was fatally injured when he was struck on the body by a wheeled excavator.

Aberdeen Sheriff Court was told that between 4 January 2016...

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