News List

  • Laing O’Rourke fined £800,000 after worker fatally crushed at Heathrow Airport

    Published on Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 by Shirley Lovegrove

    Laing O’Rourke fined £800,000 after worker fatally crushed at Heathrow Airport Date: 24 March 2017 A construction firm has been sentenced following the death of Philip Griffiths at Heathrow Airport in October 2014. Southwark Crown Court heard that Philip’s brother Paul accidentally reversed into his 38-year-old sibling when the pair

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  • New Warehousing Safety Passport

    Published on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 by Shirley Lovegrove

    Developed in association with UK Warehousing Association (UKWA) this course aims to offer an understanding of Health & Safety risks for those working in Warehouse environments. Specifically aimed at agency and casual workers but could be offered to employees and contractors working on a Warehouse site. To find out more

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  • Construction company fined after worker fell from height

    Published on Thursday, March 9th, 2017 by Shirley Lovegrove

    Construction company fined after worker fell from height Date: 7 March 2017 Construction firm Structural Metal Decks Limited (SMDL) has been fined after a worker was left paralysed following an accident at a building site in Kilsyth. The worker suffered injuries to his spinal cord and is now paralysed from

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  • HSE to make cost recovery dispute process fully independent

    Published on Monday, February 13th, 2017 by Shirley Lovegrove

    HSE to make cost recovery dispute process fully independent Date: 9 February 2017 The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has announced that it is to consult on proposals to make its cost recovery scheme dispute process fully independent. The scheme, Fee for Intervention (FFI) was introduced in October 2012 to shift

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  • Oxfordshire based company fined for safety failings

    Published on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 by Shirley Lovegrove

    Oxfordshire based company fined for safety failings Date: 6 February 2017 An Oxfordshire based, ground engineering company has been fined after a worker contracted severe hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS). Cheltenham Magistrates’ Court heard how an employee, who was working at the company’s earth retaining division, known as Phi Group, was

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  • Worker loses tops of 3 fingers

    Published on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 by Shirley Lovegrove

    Crisp company fined for safety failings Date: 10 January 2017 A Northamptonshire company who manufacture crisps and snacks has been fined after an agency worker lost the tops of three fingers. Northampton Crown Court heard how an agency worker, working at Tayto Group Limited was clearing a blockage of material

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  • New Warehousing Safety Passport launches 1st February 2017

    Published on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 by Shirley Lovegrove

    New Warehousing SPA Safety Passport for Agency and Casual workers Developed in association with UK Warehousing Association (UKWA) this one day course aims to offer an  understanding of Health & Safety risks for those working in Warehouse environments. Specifically aimed at agency and casual workers but could be offered to employees

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  • SPA Christmas and New Year Office closure

    Published on Monday, December 5th, 2016 by Shirley Lovegrove

    CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR OFFICE CLOSURE: The last day that we will be posting is Friday 16th December. The office will close at 12.30pm Friday 23rd December 2016 and reopen at 8.30am on Tuesday 3rd January 2017. Wishing you a Happy Christmas and Best Wishes for the New Year from

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  • Ejector seat manufacturer fined £800,000

    Published on Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 by Shirley Lovegrove

    Ejector seat manufacturer fined £800,000 for failing to protect workers’ health Date: 25 November 2016 An Uxbridge manufacturer of ejector seats has been fined £800,000 after three workers developed debilitating lung conditions. Three skilled CNC machine operators developed extrinsic allergic alveolitis after many years of years of exposure to the

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  • Car component firm fined

    Published on Thursday, November 24th, 2016 by Shirley Lovegrove

    Car component firm fined after multiple back injuries to workers Date: 23 November 2016 A car component manufacturer has been sentenced after six workers experienced back injuries from repeatedly lifting heavy car engine parts by hand. MAHLE Powertrain Limited (MAHLE) manufactures engine parts for Audi and Jaguar Landrover cars which

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