Week Commencing 10th December 2018 – In the News

Fine for company after safety breaches resulted in fatality A Leicestershire-based plastics processing firm has been fined in excess of £290,000 after a HSE investigation uncovered that an employee fatality was due to safety breeches. The victim sustained severe injuries when a casting rod was ejected from a casting machine at 81mph. The investigation suggested […]

Week commencing 24th September – In the News

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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 […]

Is Staff Fatigue Your Biggest Health And Safety Risk?

Jade Tolley, senior content editor at Safeaid explores fatigue; how it affects us all differently and the serious implications it can on a business. Earlier this year Andrew Mason, a lorry driver from Hull, was killed in a high impact crash on the A12, when he drove into a stationary HGV. He left behind two children and […]

Is Your Training Session A Moan And Groan Meeting?

Ian Johannessen, managing director of lone worker experts Peoplesafe, explains why education is vital if safety initiatives are to be successful.  We all love a groan and a moan. Generally, an invite to a training session can cause a collective groan and some attendees will arrive intent on a good moan. But for many the […]

October 2016 – In the News

London Zoo Gorilla Helped Himself To Blackcurrant Squash A gorilla that escaped from its enclosure at London Zoo drank five litres of undiluted blackcurrant squash before being returned to his den, a report has found. Kumbuka, a western lowland silverback, made an “opportunistic” exit through unlocked doors, London Zoo added. The zoo said the gorilla […]