Category: Court Cases

Week commencing 19th November 2018 – In the News

Two companies fined after worker sustained severe head injuries Early this week, Liverpool Magistrates Court, together with a HSE Investigation, uncovered how unsafe practices led to the severe injury to an employee of a contractor. The companies involved had been commissioned to work on a warehouse racking system, but failed to implement any safety systems […]

Week commencing 12th November 2018 – In the News

HSE fine after unguarded machinery leads to severe injury A diary processing plant in Halesworth has been fined in excess of £32,000 after a HSE incident investigation uncovered that an unguarded and insufficiently serviced machine was responsible for an injury. The sufferer sustained a crushed right foot after elements of the machine descended without warning. […]

Week commencing 5th November 2018 – In the News

HSE Investigation after eight injured at fireworks display The HSE has launched an extensive investigation after eight children were injured when an inflatable slide collapsed in Woking. The organisers of the fireworks display declared a ‘major incident’, and ambulance services were notified. Preliminary investigations are underway to identify what occurred, and why so many required […]

Week commencing 15th October – In the News

Top tips unveiled for preventing infection This week, to coincide with International Infection Prevention Week, the company Deb unveiled 5 simple, effective and proven ways to bring down infectious diseases. The approach blends training, research and positive reinforcement together to ensure that the approach works. We have created a handy graphic, but make sure you […]

Week commencing 1st October – In the News

A company has been severely fined after ‘insufficient’ workplace transport controls led to collision An HSE investigation uncovered how an unnamed company was ordered to pay £60,000 in fines after failing to adequate control measures. Although no workers were injured in the incident, HSE inspector Medani Close said that the company had not implemented even […]

Week commencing 24th September – In the News

WA Management

Dealing with the “hidden” issue of fatigue in the workplace This week, Occupational Health research company Third Pillar of Health looked at the consequences of fatigue in the workplace. The report elucidated how not only how the vast majority of professionals in the UK are not getting the full amount of sleep they need, but […]

Week commencing 30th July – In the News

Neil Hewitt of Arco Safety outlines incoming changes to PPE The new PPE directive EU 2016/425 is set to make the most significant changes to PPE in 20 years, according to Neil Hewitt, Divisional Director of Quality and Technical Standards at Arco Safety. The guidelines are being introduced to streamline and standardise PPE supply chains, […]

Week commencing 23rd July – In the News

Fatal Injuries in Farming, Forestry and fishing figures released by the HSE This week, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) revealed figures for workplace fatalities in the agricultural, farming and fishing sectors. The report highlighted that 33 people died in 2017/2018, with greatest number of injuries involving cattle. This represented at worker fatality rate of […]

September 2017 – In the News

Colwyn Bay Pier: Asbestos ‘Could Contaminate Beach’ Concerns are increasing that asbestos from the derelict Grade II-listed Colwyn Bay pier could contaminate the beach. Asbestos sheeting was used in the construction of the main pavilion in the 1930s. A report by Conwy council said the sheeting could break up if the pier was hit by […]

August 2017 – In the News

Houston Flood: Explosions At Arkema Chemical Plant Explosions have been heard coming from a chemical plant near the flooded US city of Houston. Emergency officials reported two blasts and black smoke issuing from the Arkema plant at Crosby. During heavy rainfall from Hurricane Harvey, the complex lost the ability to refrigerate chemical compounds that need […]