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HSE FIGURES SHOW RECORD LOW WORKPLACE DEATHS

HSE FIGURES SHOW LOWEST WORKPLACE DEATHS ON RECORD

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has released its annual figures for the number of work-related fatalities in 2019/20, as well as the number of people known to have died from the...
SAFETY ALERT: HSE ISSUES KN95 FACEMASK WARNING

SAFETY ALERT: HSE ISSUES KN95 FACEMASK WARNING

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is warning against the use of KN95 facemasks as personal protective equipment (PPE). A safety alert was issued on 11th June 2020, urging all employers and...
OIL COMPANY FINED £1.2M AFTER EMPLOYEES SUFFER SERIOUS BURNS

OIL COMPANY FINED £1.2M AFTER EMPLOYEES SUFFER SERIOUS BURNS

Oil refinery company, Phillips 66 Ltd was sentenced for safety breaches after two workers in North Lincolnshire suffered life-changing injuries from an uncontrolled release of high pressure and high...
MANUFACTURING COMPANY FINED AFTER WORKER FATALLY INJUREDER FATALLY INJURED

MANUFACTURING COMPANY FINED AFTER WORKER FATALLY INJURED

IFG Drake Ltd has been fined after a worker suffered fatal crush injuries whilst working on a machine at the site in Huddersfield. Leeds Crown Court heard how, on 24 March 2017, Mr Javeed...
GOVERNMENT ISSUES ‘WORKING SAFELY’ ADVICE FOR UK EMPLOYERS

GOVERNMENT ISSUES ‘WORKING SAFELY’ ADVICE FOR UK EMPLOYERS

The UK Government has published its ‘working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)’ guidance for employers to help them get their businesses back up and running. As lockdown measures...
HSE ASSEMBLES SPECIALIST UNIT TO SUPPORT UK’S CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

HSE ASSEMBLES SPECIALIST UNIT TO SUPPORT UK COVID-19 RESPONSE

Britain’s workplace regulator has assembled a team of specialists to assist the government’s national effort to get personal protective equipment (PPE) to frontline health care workers...
HSE ISSUES LEGISLATION EXEMPTION FOR BIOCIDAL HAND SANITISER

HSE ISSUES LEGISLATION EXEMPTION FOR BIOCIDAL HAND SANITISER

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has taken steps to support hand sanitiser manufacturers as UK production is increasing to tackle Coronavirus. Due to unprecedented demand for biocidal hand...
LANDLORD RECEIVES SUSPENDED SENTENCE AFTER GAS SAFETY FAILINGS

SUSPENDED SENTENCE FOR GAS SAFETY FAILINGS

A Plymouth landlord has been sentenced after failing to maintain gas appliances and failing to have landlord’s gas safety checks undertaken at his rental property in Canterbury Drive,...
HSE INSPECTIONS DUE FOLLOWING WELDING FUME ALERT

HSE INSPECTIONS DUE FOLLOWING WELDING FUME ALERT

Workers must protect their workers’ health by controlling the risks from welding fume the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has said.   HSE's current programme of inspections...
CALLS FOR GOVERNMENT TO ENHANCE SAFETY REGULATOR POWERS

CALLS FOR GOVERNMENT TO ENHANCE SAFETY REGULATOR POWERS

As the board charged with implementing the new Building Safety Regulator meets this week and the government begins to frame its legislation, a UK construction body has called for enhanced powers for...

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