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Surrey firm fined for worker fall

Thursday, February 21, 2013

A Surrey carpentry firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker fractured his skull when he fell through a roof light at a construction site in Cobham.

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Draft guidance unveiled on workplace first aid changes

Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published new draft guidance to help employers get to grips with proposed changes to workplace first aid. Two pieces of guidance have been published on the HSE website following a consultation on proposals to amend the First Aid Regulations (1981) and remove the requirement for HSE to approve […]

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Brick firm breaks safety law

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A West Yorkshire brick making firm has been prosecuted after safety failings at its factory led to a worker losing a thumb and having his hand almost severed in a poorly-guarded press machine.

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Company fined for dangerous excavation

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A Kent construction company has been fined for unsafe excavation work at a building site in Rochester.

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Fairground owner in court after 12-year-old falls from ride

Friday, February 15, 2013

A fairground owner has appeared in court after a 12-year-old girl was badly injured when she fell from a ride at Lostock Hall Carnival near Preston.

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Halifax worker left disabled by crush injuries

Thursday, February 14, 2013

A West Yorkshire firm has been sentenced for serious safety failings after a worker was left with life-threatening injuries when a 6.5 tonnes steel beam toppled onto his back.

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Construction firm fined for dangerous site

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

A construction firm has been fined for exposing workers to risks of falling from height and other safety failings at a site in Newcastle city centre.

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Textile manufacturer sentenced over worker’s death

Monday, February 11, 2013

A West Yorkshire textile firm has been ordered to pay more than £115,000 in fines and costs for safety breaches that led to a worker being crushed and killed by a falling stack of rag bales.

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Guarding failures left pensioner with life-threatening injuries at wood yard

Monday, February 11, 2013

A 73-year-old worker at a Norfolk wood yard was left with life-threatening and life-changing injuries that could have been prevented had the log splitter he was using been better configured and guarded, a court has heard.

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Trafford scaffolding firm caught on camera risking lives

Friday, February 8, 2013

A Trafford firm has appeared in court after workers were spotted taking down scaffolding without safety measures to prevent them being injured in a fall.

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Firms sentenced after factory worker finds brother dead

Friday, February 8, 2013

Two companies have been ordered to pay more than £450,000 in fines and costs for serious breaches of safety after a Stockport factory worker found his brother lying dead in the bed of a machine.

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INDG317(rev2) – Chainsaws at work

Thursday, February 7, 2013

This updated leaflet gives guidance on using portable, hand-held, petrol-engine chainsaws at work. It is aimed at employers, the self-employed and those who control the use of work equipment. It includes basic information on safe working practices for operators to follow.

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Manchester metal firm sentenced over worker’s death

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A metal manufacturer in Manchester has been sentenced after an employee was killed when a machine weighing half-a-tonne fell from a forklift truck.

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HM Revenue & Customs – Come See Events

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Come See Events’ are the largest cross government business support roadshows of their kind, dedicated to providing free information and support to newly formed small and medium sized businesses. Find an event near you.

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Merseyside demolition firm fined after lives put at risk

Thursday, January 31, 2013

The lives of several workers were put at risk as they demolished an old office block in Liverpool, a court has heard.

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Refurbishment firm fined for exposing workers to fall risk

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A Willenhall refurbishment and shop fitting company has been fined for safety failings after instructing two employees to work at height without any protective measures or relevant roofwork training.

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Oxygen use in the workplace: Fire and explosion hazards

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

This new leaflet provides guidance for anyone using oxygen gas cylinders in the workplace. It describes the hazards from using oxygen and the precautions to take when using oxygen equipment. If you are an employer, it will help with your risk assessment.

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Health & Safety Newsletter – latest issue available online

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Subscribe today and receive free notifications when new Newsletter editions are published. This edition: drama on the cobbles of Coronation Street, vomiting Larry makes a big splash, plus why life is now a bit easier for small businesses.

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Medway NHS Trust fined over patient death

Monday, January 28, 2013

Medway NHS Foundation Trust has today been sentenced for safety failings after a vulnerable patient died following a fall from a first floor window at Medway Maritime Hospital in Gillingham.

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Gloucestershire paper company fined for safety failings

Monday, January 21, 2013

A Gloucestershire paper producer has been fined after an employee’s hand was crushed in an unguarded machine as he tried to clean it.

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