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Category: Manufacturing

Stonehaven firm fined £240,000 after driver crushed to death

Friday, August 15, 2014

A Stonehaven animal feed company has been fined £240,000 after a lorry driver was crushed to death when a two-tonnes, fully-loaded grain bin fell onto him from a forklift truck.

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Dudley company fined for failing to manage dangerous bacteria

Thursday, August 14, 2014

A Stourbridge dry cleaning company has been fined after its failure to properly manage and monitor Legionella bacteria put workers and members of the public at risk.

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Worker badly burned after firm ignores safety risks

Thursday, August 14, 2014

A West Yorkshire company has been fined after a worker was severely burned in a flashover during hot-cutting work at the Fox’s Biscuits factory in Batley.

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Buxton food packaging firm in court over forklift injuries

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A food packaging company in Buxton has been fined after an employee suffered severe injuries to his leg when he was struck by a forklift truck.

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Industrial gas supplier fined after plant explosion leaves worker injured

Friday, August 8, 2014

A multinational industrial gas supplier based in Surrey has been fined after an explosion at one of its manufacturing plants in Bristol left a worker with life changing injuries. 

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HSE51 – Regulation of health and safety at work

Thursday, August 7, 2014

HSE has published a document that explains the main features of the regulatory approach taken by HSE and local authorities to improve standards in health and safety performance. The document will be of interest to businesses regulated by HSE and local authorities, as well as others working in health and safety.

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Nottingham timber firm in court over worker’s injuries

Friday, August 1, 2014

A timber company has been fined after an employee was run over by a forklift truck.

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Safety notice – Preventing entrapment in plastics rotational moulding ovens

Monday, July 28, 2014

This safety notice is about the risks of entrapment where there is whole body access into rotational moulding ovens during maintenance or other machine interventions.

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Explosion at Borders Fine Arts results in £10,500 fine (COPFS release)

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following an explosion at Borders Fine Arts, Langholm in 2012 revealed health and safety breaches which have resulted in a £10,500 fine for the parent company Enesco Limited of Carlisle.

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RR1011 – Pilot project to research the need to update HSE on the occupational health risks in the woodworking industry

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

This report presents the findings of a pilot project to research the need to update HSE’s evidence base for wood dust exposure risks in GB manufacturing and construction industries.

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Kent firm in court after decade of ignoring risks to workers

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A Ramsgate company has been sentenced after one of its employees was left with a severe long-term disability following prolonged working with a range of vibrating machine tools.

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Engineering firm in court after workers suffer nerve damage

Monday, July 21, 2014

A Nottinghamshire aerospace engineering company has been ordered to pay more than £190,000 in fines and costs for failing to protect its employees from the effects of vibration, after 24 workers were diagnosed with debilitating nerve conditions.

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Greenock based engineering company fined £10k after steel lathe crushed employee (COPFS release)

Monday, July 21, 2014

A Greenock based engineering company has pled guilty today at Greenock Sheriff Court for failing to ensure the health and safety of its employees after a steel lathe crushed an employee who was relocating it within their Greenock factory.

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Tata in court after worker’s serious burns

Monday, July 21, 2014

Tata Steel UK has been fined for safety failings after a worker received serious burns in a rush of hot gas at its plant in Scunthorpe.

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HSE is recruiting for the role of HM Inspector of Health and Safety

Monday, July 21, 2014

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a world leader in health and safety, various locations across Great Britain. Apply now – closing date for applications is 15 August 2014.

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Property firm fined after ignoring woodworking risks

Friday, July 18, 2014

A property maintenance firm has appeared in court after ignoring safety concerns at its joinery workshop in Dukinfield.

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Airbus fined £200,000 over worker’s death

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Aeroplane manufacturer Airbus has been fined following the death of an employee who was crushed between a tractor and a fertiliser spreader at the firm’s plant in Broughton.

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Herefordshire company fined after employee injured by falling sheet of metal

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A Herefordshire steelwork company has been fined after an employee was hurt when a metal sheet fell on his foot.

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Derbyshire firm in court after worker’s finger severed

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A Dronfield company which produces packaging for the food processing industry has been fined after a worker suffered serious hand injuries unblocking an incorrectly-guarded machine.

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Four fined after life-threatening fairground fall

Friday, July 4, 2014

A fairground ride manufacturing company, its director and two ride assessors have been sentenced after a catalogue of errors led to a teenage rider being ejected from a brand new extreme ride at a festival in Hertfordshire.

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