FSDF member Citation take a look at the five key steps you can take to keep your people safe when working in the sun, view the presentation HERE Sunburn and UV radiation are hot topics, if your employees are spending a good percentage of their time outside, it’s important that you identify and manage the risks to their Health & Safety that sunburn and UV rays pose. To find out further information CLICK HERE Serious about sun protection Contact Citation […]

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2019 Employment Law Changes & Effects: What we know so far Tuesday 25 June, 10am – 11am https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/210763583864224269 Already in 2019, many changes have taken place in the world of employment law. Several important changes occurred earlier this year in April, including a rise in minimum wages and pension contributions, payslip laws, and pay reporting, to name a few. With further new developments and changes to come in the near future, it’s important to know how to adapt to and […]

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A company, two directors and a self-employed contractor have been sentenced and fined after an electrician fell two storeys through an unprotected stairwell. Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court heard how, on 1 December 2016, Mr T Quirk was carrying out electrical work at Mile House, Main Road, Worleston, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 6DH.This property was owned and was being refurbished by self-employed contractor Mr Steven Dixon.  Mr Quirk, whilst exiting the loft, fell from a damaged Youngman Board spanning the stairwell, landing on […]

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The Senior Traffic Commissioner is considering making changes to the Statutory Document relating to Vocational Driver Conduct. The aim of the vocational driver conduct regime is to ensure that drivers are fit to drive large commercial vehicles. The Statutory Document (in conjunction with others) assists traffic commissioners in their decision making. It also contains helpful information for drivers and those who employ them or are responsible for their management. In reviewing the Statutory Document our aim was to ensure clear […]

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It is  less than a  week to go until the IOR Annual Conference on refrigerant safety and risk assessment requirements! The event features a highly informative programme which will give delegates detailed information on refrigerant safety and the importance of risk assessment – this will include understanding legal responsibilities, who is accountable should an incident occur and how to comply with regulations.   The conference’s extensive programme will leave no stone unturned with presentations focusing on various aspects of refrigerant safety such as […]

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FSDF member run events up and down the country every week to keep business owners in the know. From practical Health & Safety and HR advice to tips on topical changes, see what you can expect on the day here. For dates and areas CLICK HERE

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FSDF member Citation can help with your business reputation with a proactive and robust approach to Health & Safety being one of the best ways to build the reputation of your company. It’s not just your clients that take notice though, your Health & Safety record builds your reputation with employees, their colleagues and associates over the course of many years. An accident in your workplace can damage that hard-won reputation in a matter of minutes. Protecting your business against […]

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A recycling and waste management company has been prosecuted after a worker’s hand was injured by defective hydraulic cutters. Sefton Magistrates’ Court heard how on 8 October 2017, an employee of Viridor Waste Management Limited was working on a fridge dismantling line at the company’s St Helens site. When the hydraulic cutters he was using stopped working properly he reported the defect, but the procedure to make the equipment safe was not then followed. The cutters were left close to […]

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A Warrington engineering fabrication company has been sentenced today after a worker suffered severe crush injuries when a metal frame he was moving toppled from a fork lift truck. Liverpool Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 11 October 2017, the employee of J L Engineering (Rixton) Ltd, together with another worker, was moving a trestle frame using a fork lift truck (FLT). In an attempt to release the frame, which was catching the wheels of the truck, the driver loosened the […]

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A telecommunication inspection and maintenance company has been fined after a forklift truck overturned during an unsafe lifting operation which could have exposed several workers to the risk of death or serious personal injury. On 3 May 2019, Southend Magistrates’ Court heard that on 11 February 2017, two forklifts on Springwood Industrial Estate were being used to level a support column by repeatedly pushing it with one truck and then “catching” it with the other . This operation was high risk […]

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