Construction director jailed after employee killed by excavator The director of a Glasgow based construction company has been jailed after an employee was crushed to death by an excavator that he was operating. The director was using the excavator to lower cement and blocks into the hole at an excavation site where three of his
Engineering company fined after worker fatally injured An engineering company has been fined for breaching health and safety regulations after a 62-year old worker was struck and killed at the companies East Kilbride workshop. The employee in question was in the process of helping a colleague move piping from one part of the yard to
Monday, 16 September 2019 by Sam Cobden
EssentialSkillz, a leading developer in the field of compliance-focused training and LMS solutions today announced that it received a 57 Net Promoter Score (NPS) in its recent client satisfaction survey. The NPS is a highly regarded metric that provides an indication of overall customer experience and loyalty. It is calculated by asking customers if
Events company fined £161k after worker injured by a forklift An events company that also manufactures event materials such as exhibition stands and installations has been fined £161k after an employee was seriously injured during an on-site operation at Woodcorner Farm, Coventry. A work crew from the company had sought to move a 4.2m wide
Restaurant owner fined after workers exposed to asbestos fibres An Essex based restaurant was converting the rooms above the restaurant into flats. During the conversion process, an asbestos insulation board was removed and broken up by the workers – exposing them to asbestos fibres. An asbestos survey was only carried out after the disturbance. An
Friday, 19 July 2019 by Sam Cobden
Work at home initiatives are on the rise, but the positive benefits they can offer employees and employers can often be offset by health and safety issues. We dive into 5 key questions that employers should consider to help reduce the risks involved in working from home. The modern workplace is quite different to what it
Friday, 12 July 2019 by Sam Cobden
Whether we realise it or not, health and safety plays an important role in every aspect of our day to day lives. From everyday household items to our daily commute and the places we visit, health and safety guidelines are often put in place to protect millions of people from harm. However, one of the
Builder imprisoned after three-year-old girl suffers head injuries A young girl in Brighton has been left with life-changing injuries after she was struck on the head by a falling piece of timber during a day out with her mother. The girl passed underneath a scaffolded area that was being used for a flat renovation project.
Two workers suffer finger amputation A joinery company has been fined after two workers experienced significant hand injuries on two separate occasions while using unsafe equipment. The first incident happened in 2017. A worker had two fingers on his right hand amputated while cutting timber on a sliding table that was unstable and which failed
Thursday, 09 May 2019 by Sam Cobden
Choosing online training that’s right for your company, business or organisation is a big decision – for a number of reasons. Not only is it a vital part of complying with legislation, but training can also dictate how your employees operate safely, and can even play a role in defining your organisation’s identity and reputation.