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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 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...
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...
HSE’s new CEO Sarah Albon takes the reins

HSE’s new CEO takes the reins

Sarah Albon, the new chief executive of Britain’s workplace health and safety regulator has taken up her post this week. Ms Albon vacated her position as inspector general and CEO of the...

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