Using and trading in fluorinated gases and ozone depleting substances if there’s no Brexit deal. Following our Technical Notice published in September, we have developed more detailed guidance for businesses on what to do if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. View the additional guidance at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/fluorinated-gases-and-ozone-depleting-substances-how-to-do-business-if-the-uk-leaves-the-eu-with-no-deal In the unlikely event of no deal, new UK regulations will apply from 29 March 2019. These new regulations will transfer most of the requirements of the EU regulations into UK […]

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A family-owned and run farming business has today been fined after an employee sustained severe injuries following a fall from height. Aberdeen Sheriff Court heard how, on 29 November 2017, Alan Twatt (Potatoes) Limited asked an employee to install an electric cable through four barns at a height of approximately 4 metres. A potato box lifted by a forklift was used as a working platform. The worker fell approximately 2.5-3.5 metres and suffered a head injury as well as multiple […]

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FSDF member Backhouse Jones are bringing to our attention that a number of hauliers have been contacted by telephone by an individual claiming to be a certified High Court Enforcement Officer. The ‘Officer’ explains they have been instructed to seize goods up to the value of a County Court Judgement (CCJ) entered against the company/individual, months or even years prior to receiving the call. The ‘Officer’ then gives a time that the seizure of goods will take place. After this, […]

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Associated British Ports, DFDS Seaways PLC and ICTS (UK) Ltd have been fined after a security guard was fatally injured when he was struck by an articulated vehicle, to read the full article CLICK HERE A courier service company has been fined after an agency worker was hit and run over by a fork lift truck to read the full article CLICK HERE A contracting firm has been fined after a driver died when his wagon overturned, to read the […]

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HSE’s Legal (or ‘L’) series of publications all contain the Regulations in full, plus guidance in one, clear document. Some also contain the Approved Code of Practice (ACOP), which has a special legal status.  Essential reference materials for the modern health and safety professional, we’ve bundled up seven of the most popular titles from across our Legal series in a special pack, saving you 20% on the collective price of the individual publications.  The pack includes:  L22 – Safe Use of Work Equipment   L23 – Manual Handling Operations Regulations   L24 – Workplace […]

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A Culina Logistics employee died at the company’s depot in Haverhill, Suffolk, after becoming trapped under collapsed chilled storage units for over 24 hours, (Culina Logistics is a subscriber to the FSDF’s Climate Change Agreement). The incident took place on November 22. Dzintars Klementjevs suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene. Steve Winwood, chief executive of Culina Logistics, said: “On behalf of the Culina Logistics business, it is with the deepest regret that I am now in a position […]

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From 31 January 2019 the DVSA will no longer accept the TD1 form. There are now 2 new forms to record details of a heavy goods vehicle with DVSA. You’ll need to complete and return the appropriate form so you can: get a ministry plate and plating certificate (if the vehicle needs them) book an annual test (MOT) for the vehicle You’ll need to use the ‘VTG 788‘ form for vehicles approved under European Community Whole Vehicle Type Approval or […]

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A Newport-based logistics company has been fined after a driver was crushed by a full pallet when his lorry was being unloaded. Newport Magistrates’ Court heard how on, 5 May 2017, an employee of Freight Movement Limited was seriously injured when a pallet loaded with 920kg of cardboard packaging toppled from a forklift and landed on him. The driver suffered multiple fractures and internal injuries. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found a lack of segregation between […]

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The most important part of the truck:  FSDF member UniCarriers focuses on the driver. Dynamic Cornering Control, Fork Safe Zone, and Level Assistance System: despite all the technological refinements of an industrial truck, its most important and valuable part is the driver. That’s why UniCarriers is focusing on health and safety at LogiMAT 2019. In Hall 10 at Stand D61, the globally active developer of industrial trucks will present its ergonomic equipment and its concepts for driver health and safety […]

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Work related stress (WRS) or stress at work accounts for 37% of all ill health cases and 45% of all working days lost due to ill health. The total number of working days lost in 2015/16 was 11.7 million, with an average of 23.9 days per case. The overall economic cost to Great Britain was estimated to be over £5 billion. While the highest incidence rates are recorded in the public services – education, health and social care, prisons, emergency […]

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