Iceland Foods has been fined £2.5m over the death of a contractor who fell through a ceiling. Tony Hopkins was working at one of the firm’s stores in Rotherham when he fell about 10ft (3m) from a platform that was missing a handrail. It was found guilty of breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act after a trial at Sheffield Crown Court in July. Iceland said Mr Hopkin’s death in 2013 was “a terrible tragedy for which we can […]

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FSDF member Citation share with us two documents linking to information on Fire Safety. The first offers a download of our free guide on fire safety Fire Safety by Citation The second, an infographic on the 10 stages of a solid fire evacuation plan Your fire evecuation plan

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Rules will be changed so lorry, bus and coach drivers who drive tired will be fined for every time they’ve done it in the last 28 days. If you drive a lorry, bus or coach, you must follow rules on how many hours you can drive and the breaks you need to take. The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) can fine drivers up to £300 if they’re caught breaking the rules. They can also be prosecuted or have their vehicle immobilised. At […]

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Manchester Crown Court (Minshull Street) heard how, on 10 February 2015, Ben Pallier-Singleton was driving a FLT during night time hours down a sloping roadway, when it overturned and the employee suffered fatal crush injuries. This investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) had initial involvement from Derbyshire Constabulary and found the employee was not adequately trained nor was he wearing a seatbelt at the time of the FLT overturning. It was also found the company did not inform […]

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FSDF member Citation are holding a number of Business Briefings regarding HR and Health & Safety Updates. All the briefings are free to attend and easy to book, just email rsvp@citation.co.uk and let us know which date you can come along. Or visit www.citation.co.uk/events to find out more and book your place online. Please see here to book and further information – Citation Business Briefings – September

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Click here to view the latest H&S Newsletter from FTLA In this issue Familiarisation training Studies show that any worker is four times more likely to be involved in an accident during their first month of employment. Newly-trained operators are no exception. Are you doing enough to protect your workforce and your business from this threat? In this Health and Safety Newsletter, we look at the three stages of fork lift truck training prescribed by the HSE… including Familiarisation training, […]

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A free open evening dedicated to helping local businesses improve safety and reduce transport and logistics costs takes place in Telford on Tuesday 5th September 2017.     Warehousing, materials handling, logistics, and road transport businesses in the Shropshire area are invited to attend the event at the FSDF member RTITB Instructor Academy to discuss their training and compliance needs with industry experts, see demonstrations, and test their own skills. There will be free refreshments, networking opportunities, and a chance […]

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It is now eight years since the F-gas regulations came into effect in the UK, with the bulk of the companies who are registered and compliant to work in the SRACHP sector having full certification by 2011. With these certificates having a three year validity period, the bulk of the industry sector has to renew its certification this year. The REFCOM administration team is working hard to process renewals for registered members as quickly as possible, helping them stay compliant. Without a valid […]

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20th September 2017 – Heart of England Events & Conference Centre Working safely with fork lifts requires leaders who are both competent and confident, backed by a workforce which really ‘owns’ safety – but this doesn’t just happen by chance.  That’s why the FLTA’s National Fork Lift Safety Conference, sponsored by Jungheinrich UK, hosts presentations from companies that have made a genuine difference to workplace safety, identifying innovative ways to overcome problems – often at little or no cost. This year’s theme, ‘Managing fork lift safety in […]

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This year’s Health & Safety North conference and exhibition will take place in Manchester for the first time to accommodate growing attendance numbers over the past decade. The 2017 edition has moved from Bolton to the larger EventCity venue in Manchester, where it is expected to attract 2000 visitors and 200 exhibitors. The move to the centrally-located EventCity, the second largest venue outside London, also enables the inaugural Fire Safety North event to run alongside Health & Safety North. Running […]

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