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Monthly archives: September 2017

Waste processing company and director fined after worker’s death

Friday, September 29, 2017

A North West based waste processing company, and its managing director, have been fined after a worker was crushed to death.

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Company and directors fined after multiple safety failings

Thursday, September 28, 2017

A recycling company and its two directors have been prosecuted after multiple safety failings.

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Pembrokeshire businesses benefit from PEEP

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Pembrokeshire healthcare businesses enjoyed a free training session to help them understand and manage workplace health, safety and wellbeing for workers.

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Bridgend businesses benefit from BEEP

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Local businesses enjoyed a free business forum to help them understand and manage workplace health, safety and wellbeing for workers.

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Construction company and project manager fined after multiple safety failings

Thursday, September 28, 2017

A London-based construction company and project manager have been fined for repeatedly failing to manage and control multiple risks.

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Company fined after worker suffers hand injuries

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

A Preston based company has been fined after 59-year old Kevin Hebblethwaite suffered serious hand injuries in a machinery incident.

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Company fined after chemical explosion

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

An oil storage company has been fined after contractors cut into a sealed pipe causing a tank to explode.

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Waste and recycling industry being told to clean up by regulator

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Companies and people working in the waste and recycling industry are being told they must pay closer attention to how they manage workplace risk or face serious penalties.

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Waste removal contractor fined after asbestos concerns

Monday, September 25, 2017

A waste removal contractor from Bridgend has been sentenced after undertaking asbestos removal work at two locations without being licensed to do so.

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Scaffold Inspectors prosecuted after worker falls from height

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Two scaffold Inspectors have been prosecuted after a worker fell through a gap between the scaffolding and the building, resulting in serious injuries.

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Company fined after worker’s hand crushed in machinery

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

A food seasoning manufacturer has been fined after an agency worker suffered serious hand injuries.

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Company fined after worker suffers crush injuries

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

A Wolverhampton based company, Sterry Lane Limited, trading as LPD Demolition, has been fined after a 39-year old-employee was crushed by a reversing excavator.

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Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust pleads guilty following HSE prosecution

Monday, September 18, 2017

Before Banbury Magistrates’ Court, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust pleaded guilty to a charge under Section 3 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work Etc Act 1974. This follows the death of 18-year-old Connor Sparrowhawk at the Slade House facility, Oxford on 4 July 2013.

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Updated online Asbestos Essentials for Non-Licensed work with asbestos

Monday, September 18, 2017

Asbestos Essentials online task sheets provide information for those in the building maintenance and allied trades on safe work with asbestos.  The suite of free-to-download HSE Asbestos Essentials task sheets has been reviewed and updated.  There is more emphasis on the importance of appropriate information, instruction and training. The sheets now indicate whether specific tasks […]

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Not enough being done to tackle work-related ill-health, say GB’s business leaders

Monday, September 18, 2017

Almost half of Britain’s industry leaders do not feel enough is being done across industry to tackle cases of work-related ill-health, according to new research from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

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Company fined after worker fatally crushed by fork lift truck

Friday, September 15, 2017

Lincolnshire based firm Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres Limited has been fined after a worker died when the fork lift truck he was driving overturned at the company base in Grantham.

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Former bakery director sentenced after worker falls and dies

Friday, September 15, 2017

The ex-director of commercial bakery has been placed on a curfew after a vulnerable worker suffered fatal injuries in a fall.

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Case 411 – Safety pins on swimming pool locker keys

Friday, September 15, 2017

A swimming pool operator has removed safety pins from their locker keys on H&S grounds

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Manchester company fined over employer liability insurance

Thursday, September 14, 2017

A Manchester linen manufacturer has been fined for failing to provide Employers Liability (Compulsory) Insurance (ELCI).

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Case 410 – Children at a school have been banned from eating pack lunches outside

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Children at a school have been banned from eating pack lunches outside allegedly due to health and safety

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