Tag Archives: HSE

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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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 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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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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The latest news from the HSE concerning our industry. Companies fined after worker falls from Warehouse Racking CLICK HERE TO READ MORE Company fined after worker crushed by Forklift Truck CLICK HERE TO READ MORE  

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The HSE recently released their annual injury and ill health report for Great Britain (2017/2018). The findings show that there are still too many workers in the UK are being injured and/or made ill as a result of their work. What do the stats say? There were 144 fatal injuries at work this year, with 1.4 million workers suffering from work-related ill health and approximately 541,000 from other injuries. This is a staggering figure and has actually increased from 516,000 […]

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A dairy company has been fined £32,000 after a worker’s toe was crushed by an unguarded part of a machine. To continue to read the article below –HTTPS://WWW.FOODMANUFACTURE.CO.UK/ARTICLE/2018/11/12/DAIRY-COMPANY-FINED-AFTER-WORKER-SERIOUSLY-INJURED 

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