SUPERMARKET GIANT Tesco has been fined £160,000 after a member of staff at their Chadwell St Mary branch was seriously injured when a cage full of goods fell on them as they were unloading it from a lorry. The employee suffered severe injuries, including a fractured pelvis, as a result of the incident and had to be rushed to hospital. Thurrock Council’s Health and Safety and Legal teams brought the action because the roll cage, which is used to deliver […]

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Here is the latest news from the HSE, please click on the links to read the full articles. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is investigating an accident at a Morrisons factory in North Yorkshire, after a worker broke an arm. HTTPS://WWW.FOODMANUFACTURE.CO.UK/ARTICLE/2018/08/07/MORRISONS-FACTORY-ACCIDENT-UNDER-INVESTIGATION  Global food flavourings manufacturer Frutarom has been ordered to pay more than £160,000 for two separate health and safety failings at its factory in Hartlepool. HTTPS://WWW.FOODMANUFACTURE.CO.UK/ARTICLE/2018/08/01/FOOD-FLAVOURINGS-FIRM-FINED-FOR-FOOD-SAFETY-FA Welsh dairy processor Tomlinson’s Dairies Ltd has been hit with a £200,000 […]

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FSDF member Backhouse Jones, transport law solicitors, share with us the latest developments in Internet Fraud. The emergence of the internet, and its dominance in our every day lives, has opened doors that were incomprehensible just a few years ago. The globe appears smaller; information more accessible; and who could forget…memes. However, with every good thing there comes someone to use it for nefarious purposes. Online highwaymen, cyber-scammers, and internet thieves now roam the internet, educating themselves as to how […]

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The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) has welcomed the government’s response to the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) report on the UK’s progress on reducing F-Gas emissions, but has highlighted areas where it believes greater effort can be made in tackling non-compliance. FETA was supportive of the EAC’s inquiry, which took a close look at how the challenge of F-Gas emission reduction in the post-Brexit context should best be dealt with. In its report, the EAC asked the government how […]

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The Food Storage and Distribution Federation is once again collaborating with the British Frozen Food Federation on a subject which affects members of both organisations. The event takes place 4th October at The Kube, Leicester Racecourse. HSE statistics show that falls from height represent a high proportion of fatal accidents and specified injuries each year. Working at height is a high-risk activity and the planning, selection and use of a safe means of access and working platform is critical to […]

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Road bosses have declared the answer to Operation Stack on the M20 is to divert traffic onto the wrong side of the motorway and implement a contraflow system. A contraflow system on the M20 in Kent to replace operation stack has been designed to mitigate the safety risks that led to the idea being ruled out three years ago according to Highways England. The newly-named ‘Operation Brock’ will see traffic going in both directions between junctions 8 and 9 while […]

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All emergency services were called to Carlsberg brewery in Northampton following another ammonia leak. A spokeswoman for Northamptonshire Police said: “At 9.23pm July 23, Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service responded to an ammonia alarm sounding at the Carlsberg brewery site in Northampton. “Fire Service personnel worked with on-site engineers to assess and confirm that the levels of ammonia were safe.   “A number of Carlsberg employees were given precautionary medical checks by on-scene ambulance crews before returning to work.”  The […]

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FSDF member Briggs Equipment has been handed a prestigious RoSPA Silver Health and Safety award in recognition of its practices and achievements in helping its staff get home safely at the end of the working day.  The Silver Award is non-competitive and is awarded on the merits of satisfactory occupational health and safety management systems and culture, improving compliance with control measures for principle risks and actions on health issues, reducing accident rates and no fatal or major injuries due […]

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Croner would like to invite the FSDF Members to an exclusive complimentary employment law and health & safety seminar, being hosted by their expert speakers, Jill Coote & Amanda Chadwick. They will be sharing their insights into the employment law and health & safety trends that will affect your organisation in the near future. You will also get the chance to take part in a Q&A session with them. Topics for Discussion General Data Protection Regulation: How to manage and store staff data […]

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A leak in the secondary brine coolant system caused the fatal ammonia release at the Fernie ice rink last year that killed three people. The report into the incident, released yesterday by Technical Safety BC, makes 18 recommendations to improve safety in ice rink refrigeration systems, and discusses a number of regulatory actions taken in recent months to prevent similar incidents.  In addition to the failure of refrigeration system equipment, the report pinpoints inadequate ventilation and discharge systems and operational […]

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