At Paisley Sheriff Court today, the Scottish Ambulance Service Board (SASB) was fined £55,000 (reduced from £80,000 on account of the plea) after pleading guilty to a breach of Sections 3(1) and 33(1)(a) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, which led to the death of Mrs May Jean Morris, 78.
Category: Health services
Potential falls from height risks to employees and members of the public from over-riding door locking safety devices
The operator of a Sheffield dental practice has been fined for safety failings after a receptionist fell more than three metres through a roof light while spending her lunch break on the flat roof of the surgery.
The frequently asked questions have been expanded and are now available online.
A private healthcare provider managing a hospital in Ipswich has been fined for safety failings after an employee suffered a fractured kneecap.
Answers to some of your frequently asked questions about handling heavy (bariatric) people in health and social care.
How do the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 (FAW) relate to first-aid provision in care homes? This frequently asked question answered.
Answer to the frequently asked question: Does slip-resistant flooring make it harder to hygienically clean floors?
A national cleaning company has been fined £175,000 after a hospital porter was killed by an industrial waste compactor in Bolton.
Potential failure of window side-stay restrictors in health and social care premises. Action required where there are people vulnerable to the risk of falls to prevent falling from height due to failure of the window side-stay mechanism.
Answers to some of the frequently asked questions on levels of health surveillance for occupational contact dermatitis (OCD).
Sharps-related injuries carry the risk of serious blood borne infection. A systematic review was undertaken to consider the evidence related to safer sharps devices and their impact on needlestick injury reduction within the healthcare sector.
The Isle of Wight Council has been fined £12,000 after an elderly resident staying in respite care was seriously scalded at a care home in Freshwater.
The owners of a Wrexham care home have been sentenced after an elderly resident defeated the window restrictor of his first floor bedroom and fell 12ft to the ground below.
At Hamilton Sheriff Court today, Lanarkshire Health Board was fined £24,000 for a breach of Section 3 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, which led to the serious illness of a hospital patient.
A social care organisation has been fined for exposing workers to the risk of violence and aggression.
Listed are jobs with the highest rates of occupational asthma. Follow the relevant link to find top tips and advice on how to protect yourself in the workplace
Recent investigations have identified there has been lack of sufficient relevant clinical details being provided on specimen request forms. This has resulted in samples being handled at the wrong biological containment level with resulting increased risk of infection to laboratory staff.
New frequently asked questions have been added to the health and social care services FAQs webpage.
These frequently asked questions help illustrate the nature of some of the issues that HSE routinely gives advice on.