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Category: Manufacturing

Distillery blaze left 21-year-old worker engulfed in flames

Thursday, August 18, 2016

A distillery in Oldbury has been fined after an employee was engulfed in flames in a fire that destroyed the warehouse and its contents.

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Diecasting firm fined after worker suffers serious burns

Friday, August 12, 2016

Manchester aluminium diecasting producer Presbar Diecastings Ltd, has been fined £140,000 after a worker suffered life threatening injuries when he became trapped in a machine.

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Manufacturer fined after worker was crushed by door

Friday, August 5, 2016

A Worcestershire-based manufacturer was fined after a worker nearly lost his life when a door collapsed and pinned him to a baler.

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Firm sentenced after worker’s arm severed

Thursday, July 28, 2016

A Bristol based manufacturer of concrete products has been fined after a worker’s arm was torn off when it was pulled into the rotating tail pulley of a conveyor belt.

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Producers of Star Wars plead guilty

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Foodles Production (UK) Ltd has today pleaded guilty to failing to protect actors and workers following an incident in which actor Harrison Ford was seriously injured during the filming of Star Wars: The Forces Awakens.

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Manufacturing company fined for health and safety failures

Thursday, July 21, 2016

A manufacturing company based in South Shields has been fined for health and safety failures.

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Worker’s finger severed in machinery

Friday, July 15, 2016

A tube fabrication company based in Caerphilly has been fined after a worker had a finger severed in machinery.

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Portsmouth glass company fined after worker was injured

Thursday, July 14, 2016

A glass company in Portsmouth has been fined after a worker was injured when his clothing was caught in machinery.

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Engineering company find for safety failings

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

An engineering company based in High Peak has been fined after a worker was injured.

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Drinks manufacturer in court over workers loss of hand

Monday, July 11, 2016

An Ellesmere Port based home brewing kit manufacturer has been fined after an employee’s right hand was severed while cleaning a blending machine.

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A rocket motor company fined for safety failings

Friday, July 8, 2016

An engineering company in Worcestershire, has been fined more than £380,000 for safety failings.

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Motor Manufacturer Fined over Asbestos Contamination

Friday, July 8, 2016

A motor manufacturer has been fined after discovery of asbestos boarding panels contaminated a site.

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Annual workplace fatality statistics published

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Provisional annual data for work-related fatal accidents in Great Britain’s workplaces has been released today.

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Worker injured in unguarded machinery

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

A Monmouthshire based company has been fined after a worker suffered injury in machinery.

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Worker injured when entangled in machinery

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

An engineering company based in Sheffield has been fined after a worker became entangled in machinery.

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Fish processing firm fined after man killed by falling boxes

Friday, June 24, 2016

A Plymouth company has been fined £500,000 after an employee suffered fatal injuries when a stack of boxes of frozen fish fell on him.

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Worker contracts allergic contact dermatitis

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

A company based in Hereford which manufactures rubber sealants has been fined after a worker contracted allergic contact dermatitis.

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Machinery series: PUWER – Buxton, 11 July 2016

Monday, June 13, 2016

The course will give practical advice on how to evaluate the safety of existing machines and how to measure and evaluate noise and vibration risks.

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Machinery series: Machinery risk assessment essentials – Buxton, 12 July 2016

Monday, June 13, 2016

This training course gives delegates practical hands-on experience of conducting a machinery risk assessment using structured techniques which demystify the process given in BS EN ISO 12100: 2010.

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Machinery series: Machinery directive – Buxton, 13 July 2016

Monday, June 13, 2016

This course gives delegates a thorough understanding of the Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations, as well as the key current European and international safety standards that support the Regulations.

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