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BSC CALLS ON HSE TO STRENGTHEN WORKPLACE COVID RULES

BSC CALLS ON HSE TO STRENGTHEN WORKPLACE COVID RULES

The British Safety Council is calling on both Government and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to strengthen and enforce COVID-secure workplace rules to protect workers. Figures released by...
HSE ANNOUNCES NEW CHIEF INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS

HSE ANNOUNCES NEW CHIEF INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has appointed a new Chief Inspector of Buildings to establish and lead the new Building Safety Regulator (BSR). Peter Baker, HSE’s current Director of...
NATIONAL GRID GAS SENTENCED OVER MISSING RECORDS

NATIONAL GRID GAS SENTENCED OVER MISSING RECORDS

National gas utility company National Grid Gas plc has been fined for failing to ensure its records relating to gas risers in some high-rise multi occupancy building were up to date. Liverpool...
COMPANY FINED AFTER WORKERS INJURED IN FORKLIFT CRASH

COMPANY FINED AFTER WORKERS INJURED IN FORKLIFT CRASH

A carpet sample book manufacturer has been fined after two workers were seriously injured in an incident where a forklift truck crashed into an onsite refuse skip. Manchester Magistrates’...
KITCHEN FITTER SENTENCED AFTER ILLEGALLY CARRYING OUT GAS WORK

KITCHEN FITTER SENTENCED FOR ILLEGAL GAS WORK

An unregistered self-employed kitchen fitter has been sentenced after carrying out illegal gas work. Exeter Crown Court heard how Brian Squibb, trading as BKS Kitchens and Bathrooms, was...
STEEL COMPANY PROSECUTED FOLLOWING FATAL TRAILER INCIDENT

STEEL COMPANY PROSECUTED FOLLOWING FATAL TRAILER INCIDENT

A company has been fined after a worker was fatally injured by steelwork, which fell from a telehandler forklift truck during loading. Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court heard how on 4 April...
COUNCIL FINED AFTER CHILD SUSTAINS FATAL INJURIES AT PLAYGROUND

COUNCIL FINED AFTER CHILD SUSTAINS FATAL INJURIES AT PLAYGROUND

London Borough of Tower Hamlets Council has been sentenced after a five-year-old girl died when playground equipment collapsed on top of her at Mile End Park. Westminster Magistrates’ Court...
Nestlé UK Fined after worker traps arm in machine

COMPANY FINED AFTER WORKER TRAPS ARM IN MACHINE

Nestlé UK Ltd was sentenced for breaching health and safety regulations after an employee was dragged into a machine on the production line of their Albion Mills site in Halifax. Bradford...
FREE WEBINAR ON REGULATING CHEMICALS IN THE UK

FREE WEBINAR ON REGULATING CHEMICALS IN THE UK

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) are hosting a second virtual stakeholder event covering the actions businesses in the chemicals...
HSE ISSUES FARM ELECTRICAL SAFETY WARNING IN RESPONSE TO MANSLAUGHTER CASE

HSE ISSUES WARNING FOLLOWING MANSLAUGHTER CASE

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has warned against the severe dangers of inadequate electrical safety systems in farm buildings following a recently concluded prosecution at Warwick Crown...

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