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H&S COMPETENCY FRAMEWORK TO IMPROVE STANDARDS

H&S COMPETENCY FRAMEWORK TO IMPROVE STANDARDS

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has revealed further details about the 69 competencies in its updated framework for the OSH profession. Expectations of professionals...
BIOSERVICES COMPANY FINED FOR BIOLOGICAL AGENT BREACH

BIOSERVICES COMPANY FINED FOR BIOLOGICAL AGENT BREACH

A bio-sciences company has been sentenced for being in possession of high hazard infectious biological material without a licence. Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court heard that in September...
COMPANY FINED AFTER WORKERS SUFFER BURN INJURIES

COMPANY FINED AFTER WORKERS SUFFER BURN INJURIES

An industrial roof and cladding company has been fined after failing to protect its self-employed workers from the risk of a cable strike explosion or electrocution whilst carrying out repairs at...
FRS CELEBRATES 15TH ANNIVERSARY

FRS CELEBRATES 15TH ANNIVERSARY

A man with two near-death experiences was inspired to set up his own business – a health and safety consultancy, which is now celebrating its 15th anniversary. Martyn Weeks, 52, of FRS in...
COMPANY DIRECTOR ALLOWED ‘SERIOUS UNSAFE CONDITIONS TO PREVAIL’

COMPANY DIRECTOR ALLOWED 'UNSAFE CONDITIONS TO PREVAIL’

The director of a waste transfer company was found guilty and banned from being a company director after knowingly exposing employees to serious unsafe working conditions. Preston Crown Court...
EGG PRODUCTION COMPANY FINED AFTER FORKLIFT INCIDENT

EGG PRODUCTION COMPANY FINED AFTER FORKLIFT INCIDENT

A Chorley company has been fined after a forklift truck (FLT) overturned on a slope trapping the driver. On 1 December 2018 an employee of Staveley’s Eggs Ltd had been driving the FLT at...
ROOFER SENTENCED AFTER DANGEROUS CARBON MONOXIDE RELEASE

ROOFER SENTENCED AFTER DANGEROUS CARBON MONOXIDE RELEASE

A self-employed roofer has been sentenced after leaving a gas appliance flue in an immediately dangerous condition when he removed a chimney stack from a property in March 2019. Truro Crown Court...
Charity fined after care home resident dies in fall

CHARITY FINED AFTER CARE HOME RESIDENT’S FATAL FALL

Nazareth Care Charitable Trust, a registered charity, has been fined after an elderly resident of one of its care homes was fatally injured when she fell down a set of stairs. Edinburgh Sheriff...
FARM WORKER BLINDED BY CLEANING CHEMICAL

FARM WORKER BLINDED BY CLEANING CHEMICAL

A dairy farm in Buckinghamshire has been fined after an incident that left an employee permanently blinded by corrosive chemicals used in cleaning.  In August 2017, an employee was cleaning...
NEBOSH WELCOMES NEW TRUSTEE TO BOARD

NEBOSH WELCOMES NEW TRUSTEE TO BOARD

NEBOSH, a provider of health, safety and environmental qualifications, has welcomed Sharon Affleck to its Board of Trustees.  Sharon has extensive senior management experience in a range of...

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