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Builder fined for failing to ensure safety of employee

Builder fined for failing to ensure safety of employee

December 11, 2015

While we often hear about large corporations and building firms failing in their duty of care to keep their staff safe, it is much rarer to hear of small businesses,…

North Shields firm fined after worker suffers severe fractures

North Shields firm fined after worker suffers severe fractures

July 6, 2015

In April, Hartlepool Magistrates’ Court heard a case pertaining to an incident that had occurred in September 2012, when a worker received serious injuries whilst renewing a sewage outfall on…

Gateshead Firm Fined After Serious Injury

Gateshead Firm Fined After Serious Injury

May 11, 2015

Health and safety in the workplace is of paramount importance in any organisation, and the various guidelines and legislations that govern workplaces up and down the country must be adhered…

HSE appeals to reduce workplace injuries in the North East

HSE appeals to reduce workplace injuries in the North East

March 3, 2015

As the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) approaches its 40th anniversary, it’s launching an appeal to businesses in the North East to make this financial year, the year…

Consett firm fined after cherry picker accident

Consett firm fined after cherry picker accident

January 2, 2015

Crossgill Construction Ltd in Consett were recently taken to court by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following an incident last year in which a young, trainee steel worker received…

Health and Safety in High Risk Environments

Health and Safety in High Risk Environments

November 10, 2014

Health and safety is the most important thing in any workplace, regardless of the level of risk. Without a proper health and safety policy in place, including training plans,…

Company Back in Court for Safety Failings

Company Back in Court for Safety Failings

July 28, 2014

Once a company has been prosecuted for significant safety failings, it is reasonable to expect that they would take precautions to ensure they are safe and their workers are…

Dock Company Fined After Moving Operation Goes Wrong

Dock Company Fined After Moving Operation Goes Wrong

July 14, 2014

Harwich Dock Company, based in Essex, were fined earlier this month by Chelmsford Crown Court for health and safety failings that led to a dock worker, Mr Andrew Gotts, suffering…

Unguarded Machinery Results in Fines after HSE Visit

Unguarded Machinery Results in Fines after HSE Visit

June 2, 2014

In May 2012, the Health and Safety Executive paid a visit to two floral foam manufacturing units on the Crowther Industrial Estate in Tyne and Wear, both of which are…

Cheshire Man Injured in Fall from Forklift

Cheshire Man Injured in Fall from Forklift

February 4, 2014

Forklifts are one of the most dangerous pieces of machinery present in many working environments, with even the most careful and skilled of operators risking life and limb if they…

Company Fined After Serious Vehicle Safety Failings

Company Fined After Serious Vehicle Safety Failings

December 19, 2013

Adhering to health and safety procedures in the workplace is paramount to prevent nasty injuries and sometimes fatalities. Nothing exemplifies this quite like the incident that occurred at UK Wood…

Almost 50% Of Construction Sites Fail To Meet HSE Safety Standards

Almost 50% Of Construction Sites Fail To Meet HSE Safety Standards

November 26, 2013

In September 2013, the HSE launched a new Safer Sites Initiative with aims of achieving improvement in industry standards – especially on smaller sites, increasing awareness of…

Work Related Deaths on the Decline

Work Related Deaths on the Decline

August 5, 2013

According to official statistics based on data released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) at the beginning of July, the number of workers fatally injured in Britain last year…

HSE Fine Tyneside Company for Lack of Equipment Training

HSE Fine Tyneside Company for Lack of Equipment Training

July 8, 2013

An autoparts company – Faltec Europe Ltd – based in Tyneside, have been fined after a member of staff lost control of a compressed air hose that then whipped him…

The Löfstedt Review

The Löfstedt Review

September 28, 2012

At the end of 2011, an independent review was carried out into the amount of unnecessary regulations that British businesses have to conform to regarding health and safety. The Löfstedt…

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