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Category: Business

Health and safety in the workplace category containing information directly of interest to businesses

European Good Practice awards

Thursday, August 25, 2016

A reminder that the closing date for entries for the Good Practice awards for the current EU health and safety campaign: Healthy workplaces for all ages, is 7th October 2016. So submit your entry and find out more about the awards.

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BT fined £500,000 after engineer breaks his back in fall

Monday, June 13, 2016

British Telecom plc (BT) has been fined £500,000 after an engineer fell seven metres from a loft in London, breaking his back and his ankles.

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Royal Mail fined after worker suffered injuries

Thursday, May 19, 2016

AMENDED: The Royal Mail Group Limited has been fined £50,000 after a worker’s foot was run over by a reach truck in a bundling warehouse.

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Company fined after worker is fatally crushed in trench

Thursday, May 5, 2016

A company has been fined £2.6 million after an employee was killed when the trench he was working in collapsed on him in Lancashire.

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Leadership for health and safety: the way forward – Manchester, 22 March 2016

Monday, February 29, 2016

One-day event on leadership, with the aim to equip delegates with some of the latest theory and research on key health and safety leadership styles.

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‘Stop and think again’ – If you think construction is not your business – Harrogate, 9 March 2016

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

This free half-day event is being organised by Harrogate & District Health and Safety Forum, a partnership between local businesses, HSE and Harrogate Borough Council. The event aims to inform businesses about how the requirements of the CDM Regulations 2015 may affect those who wish to expand, refurbish and maintain their business properties.

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Fuel giant sentenced over offshore platform gas releases

Monday, February 8, 2016

One of the world’s largest oil and gas exploration and production companies has been fined after gas leaks on a gas platform off the Lincolnshire coast put workers’ lives in danger. 

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Chemical company fined for dangerous gas release

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Multi-national chemical producer, Solvay Solutions UK Limited, has been fined after a dangerous gas was released into the atmosphere causing disruption to the M5 and thousands of homes nearby. 

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Engage for success: making the most of Safe Deal – webinar, 18 February 2016

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Active engagement with the workforce is one of the signs of a mature safety culture; but have you ever wondered how to get everyone else in your organisation to ‘walk the talk’ and have constructive conversations with your workforce? For answers join our online webinar on Thursday 18 February at 13:00.

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North West business leaders have their say as ‘working well’ roadshow arrives in Liverpool

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Liverpool hosted scores of business leaders, worker representatives and regulators from across the North West to discuss how to help more people come home safe and well from their jobs. 

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Midlands business leaders turn out as Birmingham hosts ‘working well’ roadshow

Monday, January 25, 2016

There was a healthy turnout in Birmingham on Monday as business leaders, worker representatives and regulators from across the Midlands met to discuss how to help more people come home safe and well from their jobs. 

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Health and safety system strategy roadshow arrives in Bristol

Friday, January 22, 2016

South West business leaders and supporting organisations are meeting today (FRI) in Bristol to discuss the development of Britain’s new strategy for workplace health and safety. 

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Cardiff welcomes health and safety system strategy roadshow

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Welsh business leaders and supporting organisations are meeting today in Cardiff to discuss the development of Britain’s new strategy for workplace health and safety. 

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Scottish business leaders turn out as Glasgow kicks off ‘working well’ roadshow

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

There was a huge turnout at a Glasgow hotel on Monday as Scottish business leaders, worker representatives and regulators met to discuss the how to help more people come home safe and well from their jobs. 

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Glasgow hosts first event on the health and safety system strategy for Great Britain roadshow

Monday, January 18, 2016

Leaders of Scottish business and supporting organisations are meeting today in Glasgow to discuss the development of Britain’s new strategy for workplace health and safety. 

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CD279 – Proposed HSE Innovation Plan

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

This consultation invites views on HSE’s proposed Innovation Plan. The aim of the plan is to find out whether the UK regulatory framework is set up to support innovation and disruptive business models. Consultation began on 11 January 2016 and closes on 31 January 2016.

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HSG263 – Involving your workforce in health and safety: Guidance for all workplaces

Friday, December 18, 2015

This guide is mainly aimed at medium to large employers. It will help them in their legal duty to consult and involve their employees on health and safety matters. This version has been updated to clarify examples of how to comply with the Regulations and to update links and references to other guidance.

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Steel worker left scarred for life

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

International steel giant Tata has been fined £180,000 after pleading guilty to safety breaches after an employee narrowly escaped death when he was showered in scalding molten metal in a massive explosion at its Rotherham plant.

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HSE releases injury and ill-health statistics 2014/15

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The full statistical report and industry specific data can be found online.

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Global firms sentenced after worker killed

Friday, October 2, 2015

Two global companies have been sentenced after a worker was killed and another seriously injured during construction of an offshore wind farm. 

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