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ENGINEERING FIRM FINED AFTER EMPLOYEE FINGER AMPUTATION

ENGINEERING FIRM FINED AFTER EMPLOYEE FINGER AMPUTATION

An electromagnetic brake manufacturing company was sentenced today after a worker suffered serious injuries to her arm and hand when she became entangled in a spindle drilling machine. On 28...
SASSE WINS DEAL WITH ROYAL BERKSHIRE FIRE AUTHORITY

SASSE WINS DEAL WITH ROYAL BERKSHIRE FIRE AUTHORITY

Facilities specialist, Sasse Group, has been awarded a three-year deal with the Royal Berkshire Fire Authority to provide cleaning and support services to its 21 sites across the South East of...
UNIVERSITY FINED AFTER RESEARCH WORKERS EXPOSED TO HEALTH RISK

UNIVERSITY FINED AFTER RESEARCH WORKERS EXPOSED TO HEALTH RISK

The University of Edinburgh has been fined for its failings which led to animal research workers, who were already sensitised to laboratory animal allergens (LAA), being at risk of suffering from...
SPEAKER MUST SHOW LEADERSHIP ON PARLIAMENTARY WELLBEING

SPEAKER MUST SHOW LEADERSHIP ON PARLIAMENTARY WELLBEING

The British Safety Council has called on the Speaker of the House of Commons to set an example of leadership in promoting the wellbeing of all MPs and their staff.  In a letter sent by Chief...
Increase in construction injuries and fall in prosecutions raises concerns, says Unite

INCREASE IN CONSTRUCTION INJURIES RAISES CONCERNS, SAYS UNITE

Unite, the UK’s construction union, has warned that new figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) of a rise in construction injuries and a fall in prosecutions is a ‘dangerous...
HSE RELEASES ANNUAL INJURY AND ILL-HEALTH STATISTICS FOR GREAT BRITAIN

HSE RELEASES ANNUAL INJURY AND ILL-HEALTH STATISTICS

The number of injuries and incidents of ill-health in workplaces across Great Britain is still too high, new statistics show. The annual report by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) includes...
FERRY OPERATOR PROSECUTED AFTER MOVING VEHICLE INCIDENT

FERRY OPERATOR PROSECUTED AFTER MOVING VEHICLE INCIDENT

A ferry operator has been prosecuted after an employee sustained serious injuries when he was struck by a van being reversed out of a docked vessel. On 17 September 2017 George Ball, a pontoon...
Emergency Rescue Underway for Man Trapped Up Chimney

Rescue Mission Under Way for Man Trapped Up Chimney

Emergency services are trying to rescue a man who is stuck up a 290-foot former mill chimney in Carlisle. It is not known how the man, who is topless, got there but it is reported that neighbours...
HAVS REMAINS A HIDDEN THREAT AMONGST UK WORKFORCE

HAVS REMAINS A HIDDEN THREAT AMONGST UK WORKFORCE

There are 2 million workers at risk of developing Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) in the UK, and currently 300 thousand people suffering advanced stages. Yet, the current regulations in place...
Construction company fined after carpenter injured in fall from height

COMPANY FINED AFTER CARPENTER INJURED IN FALL FROM HEIGHT

A Hitchin-based construction company has been sentenced after a carpenter sustained nerve and tissue damage to his lower back after a fall from height. Luton Magistrates’ Court heard on 2...

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