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 scobden
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 aimeedavies
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 scobden
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.
Boy Sustains Life-Changing Injuries after Falling from Scaffolding A 12-year-old boy suffered severe injuries after he fell from scaffolding erected by an insulation contractor in Cwmbran, South Wales. The youngster and a friend managed to gain access to the structure through an unsecured ladder. After climbing to a height of 10 metres the ladder slipped,
Tuesday, 02 April 2019 by scobden
Becoming a mum is an exciting and life-changing experience. From the moment that expectant mothers return to work with the good news, they are afforded certain protections, known as maternity rights, that are designed to protect their health and wellbeing as they continue to work throughout their term. Indeed advances in medicine, coupled with growing
Food Manufacturing Company Fined £1.8 Million After Two Workers Fall From Height A Yorkshire based food manufacturer has been sentenced today for health and safety failures in a 2016 incident in which two workers suffered serious injuries after falling through a rooflight during routine roof maintenance. The investigation, led by the Health and Safety Executive
After five years of international debate about the meaning of “worker”, “participation”, “leadership” and “interested parties” ISO 45001, the international standard for occupational health and safety (OH&S) management, was finally published in March 2018. The uptake of the new standard has been slower than expected, with ISO 45001 auditing organisations admitting that requests for accreditation