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The Health and Safety Executive has revealed that – as of Saturday 6 April 2019 – it is increasing the amount it charges under the Fee for Intervention (FFI) programme by 19.4%. The new hourly fee of £154 – up from £129 – will be applied from 6 April, which marks the beginning of the new financial year. The last time the charge was increased was back in 2016, when the fee went from £124 an hour to £129. What […]

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An increase in the number of HR professionals who cite “management style” as the main cause of stress at work highlights the need to improve training for line managers, says a report and survey from the CIPD and health insurance group Simplyheath. The 19th annual Health and Wellbeing at Worksurvey is based on responses from 1,078 HR professionals, 37% of whom reported an increase in stress-related absence at their organisation over the past year. When asked about the contributory factors at […]

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A potato processing company has today been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker, was struck by a telehandler load. Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 5 January 2018, Mr Smith, aged 62, was walking across the middle yard to the maintenance workshop when he was struck by three potato boxes loaded on the tines of a telehandler being operated by another employee. The impact knocked him to the ground and caused a fracture to his left leg. An investigation […]

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Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard that the Karro Food Group workers had not realised that the roof contained roof lights, which were not visible due to a build-up of moss and dirt. The two employees were injured on 13 April 2016 at the firm’s plant in Malton, north Yorkshire, which produces bacon, sausages and other pork products. According to the HSE, the two workers were walking closely together on the asbestos cement roof when they both stood on the same roof […]

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T J Morris, the company that operates 400 stores under the name of Home Bargains, has been fined £50,000 after pleading guilty to failing to provide a full risk assessment for lorry deliveries at its Dudley store, where one of its drivers was fatally crushed.  However, the company’s guilty plea was made on the basis that its failings were not responsible for the death of Gary Pickering in September 2013.  The company also agreed to pay prosecution costs of £150,000. […]

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HSE’s suite of Riddor forms is being refreshed, moving to a more modern platform to improve user experience.  For more information about how you make a Riddor report visit our website The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR) requires employers, the self-employed and people in control of work premises (the Responsible Person) to report certain serious workplace accidents, occupational diseases and specified dangerous occurrences. These reports simply let the relevant enforcing authority know that an incident […]

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Falls from height were the cause of most work-related fatalities in Britain during 2017/18. The latest annual figures (2017/18) revealed that 35 workers were killed in falls from height last year. Make sure you take the necessary precautions and see our working at height website for guidance on how you can protect employees. The website contains useful pages including Work at height – frequently asked questions, as well as the key messages page, which explains the simple steps that should be followed before working […]

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Here is a selection of the latest health and safety news. Just follow the headline for more details… Waste and recycling company fined a million pounds following death of worker A refuse collection company has been fined one million pounds after a worker was run over and killed. Other headlines include: Logistics company fined after driver suffers serious injuries Builder sentenced after causing risk of carbon monoxide poisoning View our full list of news stories

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HSE presents a new 1 day event to reflect upon, re-evaluate and refine your current approach to tackling workplace stress. Tackling workplace stress is becoming an important business topic, with many organisations realising that good mental health is just as important as good physical health. Many pioneering organisations are incorporating the topic of stress within their wellbeing initiatives, helping to raise awareness of the issues as well as break down stigma. In the last few years initiatives such as mental […]

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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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