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GAS FITTER JAILED ILLEGAL GAS WORK

GAS FITTER JAILED FOR ILLEGAL WORK

A self-employed gas fitter has been jailed after working on gas appliances while unregistered. Manchester Crown Court heard that in November 2014, Mr Richard Goldthorpe was served a Prohibition...
FLYBE FINED FOR UNSAFE PASSENGER LIFT

FLYBE FINED FOR UNSAFE PASSENGER LIFT

International airline Flybe Ltd has been sentenced after an investigation into a worker falling into a lift shaft at Exeter Airport uncovered health and safety failings. Exeter Magistrates’...
NEW BUILDING SAFETY REGULATOR TO BE ESTABLISHED

NEW BUILDING SAFETY REGULATOR TO BE ESTABLISHED

The slow pace of improving building safety standards will not be tolerated, the Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has warned, as he announced that the government is committed to delivering the...
WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION AIR QUALITY CAMPAIGNER JOINS BESA

WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION AIR QUALITY CAMPAIGNER JOINS BESA

The UK’s first World Health Organisation (WHO) advocate for air quality and health has joined the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) group for Health and Wellbeing in Buildings...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Cpl Joshua Hoole

FATAL MARCH OFFICER WAS ‘NOT HEALTH AND SAFETY TRAINED’

An experienced army officer who ran the course during which Cpl Joshua Hoole fatally collapsed on “the hottest day of the year” has told an inquest he had been given no formal health and...
Everton FC invests in evacuation equipment

Everton FC invests in evacuation equipment

Everton FC has made significant investment to ensure equality for all visitors, even though the club is set to relocate to a new stadium at Bramley Moore Dock on the Liverpool waterfront in the...

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