News List

  • Conference to focus on health and safety issues affecting food and drink manufacturing

    Published on Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 by Nick Underwood

    Combatting modern slavery, the use of new technology and preventing health problems will be among key topics at a leading food and drink industry event. The Food and Drink Manufacturing Health and Safety Conference will also hear real-life stories as speakers share the challenges they have faced in ensuring employees

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  • Property firm fined £1.3m after pedestrian fatally hit by tank cover during storm

    Published on Friday, July 12th, 2019 by Nick Underwood

    A property management firm has been fined £1.3m after a woman was fatally struck by a large wooden panel that blew off a redundant water tank during a storm in 2017.  Tahnie Martin, 29, was hit by the panel outside Wolverhampton’s Mander shopping centre on Dudley Street on 23 February. 

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  • Fine after freight container crushes worker

    Published on Thursday, July 11th, 2019 by Nick Underwood

    AIRWORLD AIRLINES Ltd has been fined £82,000 after a freight container weighing nearly 700kg fell on a worker at a warehouse in Hounslow Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 26 January 2018, a warehouse cargo agent was using a forklift truck to offload a freight container from a heavy goods

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  • North Sea firms need to reconnect beach with offshore, says HSE chief

    Published on Friday, July 5th, 2019 by Nick Underwood

    North Sea oil companies have grasped the need to “reconnect” teams on the “beach” with those offshore, a health and safety chief has said. Chris Flint, energy director at the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), said trips offshore by senior leaders can’t just be a case of “putting in an

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  • Construction deaths fall to record low

    Published on Thursday, July 4th, 2019 by Nick Underwood

    Construction deaths have fallen to their lowest level on record. Latest statistics from the Health and Safety Executive show 30 construction workers were killed in 2018/19. The figure is down on the annual five-year average of 36 and the lowest since modern records begun back in 1981. Construction is still

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  • Company fined after lady crushed to death

    Published on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 by Nick Underwood

    AN ELECTRICAL company has been fined after a woman was fatally crushed by a roller shutter door. Peterborough Magistrates’ Court heard how on 14 August 2016 Heidi Chalkley pressed the button to open the roller-shutter door at Ruth Bagnall Court, Cambridge. She then held onto the grille as it raised

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  • Terex GB fined

    Published on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 by Nick Underwood

    Terex GB fined after worker pinned by mobile crushing plant The UK arm of a US manufacturing company has been fined £150,000 over the death of a worker after an accident at its site in Omagh, Northern Ireland.  Terex GB employee Steven McTeague, 51, died on 14 July 2016, three

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  • Sarah Ablon is new CEO at the HSE

    Published on Friday, June 28th, 2019 by Nick Underwood

    Britain’s workplace health and safety regulator has announced the appointment of its new Chief Executive. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has revealed the current Inspector General and Chief Executive of the Insolvency Service, Sarah Albon will join the organisation on 1 September. Ms Albon joined The Insolvency Service in

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  • Fatal lorry strike leads to £180,000 fine for grain storage firm

    Published on Monday, June 24th, 2019 by Nick Underwood

    A grain storage company has been fined £180,000 following the death of a worker.  Edward Orlopp, who was a site manager at Camgrain Stores’ site in Linton, Cambridgeshire, died after being hit by a lorry.  The company pleaded guilty to breaching s 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work

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  • The right connections

    Published on Friday, June 21st, 2019 by Nick Underwood

    Safety technology can revolutionise the workplace but there are pitfalls to watch out for. These are exciting times to be working in safety. Technology to keep people healthy and safe at work has changed little in decades, but the Digital Revolution, powered by the internet of things (IoT), will herald

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