Category: Court Cases

Week commencing 11th February – In the News

Government reveals new standards symbol for ‘No-Deal’ Brexit eventuality As the political furore surrounding Brexit continues to occupy much of current news, preparations in the Health and Safety sector have been laid down. In the eventuality of a ‘No-Deal’ Brexit, the government has outlined a new symbol to indicate and uphold safety standards on machinery […]

Week Commencing 4th February – In the News

EDF fined after incident at Hinkley Point Nuclear Plant On Monday, we reported that EDF Nuclear Generation Ltd, in conjunction with another company, was fined in excess of £200,000 after an employee fell through an insufficiently guarded skylight. SHPOnline reported on the ensuing HSE investigation, which outlined how the suffered received ‘life-changing’ injuries. The Office […]

Week commencing 28th January – In the News

£1m fine after failings led to worker’s death Earlier this week, SHPOnline reported that waste collection service Veolia had been fined in excess of £1 million after a worker was struck and killed by a reversing vehicle. The subsequent HSE investigation revealed that there had been insufficient understanding of the risks associated with reversing vehicles. […]

Week commencing 25th January 2019 – In the News

‘Serious Negligence’ responsible for fatal air crash Late last week, jurors heard that serious negligence and pilot error was responsible for the Shoreham Airshow crash, which killed 11 people in the summer of 2015. The prosecution also outlined that the aircraft was in excellent condition, and that it was the pilot’s decision to carry out […]

Week commencing 14th January 2019 – In the News

Key council expands and diversifies its leadership team On Monday, the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) revealed the results and key new appointments from elections. A multitude of experts across many sectors were successful in securing new positions within the expanding team. Outgoing president of the Institute outlined his happiness in seeing […]

Week Commencing 17th December 2018 – In the News

RoSPA leaders outline strategies to embed safety culture into organisations Earlier this week, RoSPA Occupational Health Policy Advisor Dr Karen McDonnell spoke to SHPOnline outline strategies to ‘embed’ a safety-conscious culture into an organisation. DrMcDonnell emphasised the pivotal role of communication in helping all employees to understand the importance of Health and Safety. Irrespective of […]

Week commencing 19th November 2018 – In the News

Two companies fined after worker sustained severe head injuries Early this week, Liverpool Magistrates Court, together with a HSE Investigation, uncovered how unsafe practices led to the severe injury to an employee of a contractor. The companies involved had been commissioned to work on a warehouse racking system, but failed to implement any safety systems […]

Week commencing 12th November 2018 – In the News

HSE fine after unguarded machinery leads to severe injury A diary processing plant in Halesworth has been fined in excess of £32,000 after a HSE incident investigation uncovered that an unguarded and insufficiently serviced machine was responsible for an injury. The sufferer sustained a crushed right foot after elements of the machine descended without warning. […]

Week commencing 5th November 2018 – In the News

HSE Investigation after eight injured at fireworks display The HSE has launched an extensive investigation after eight children were injured when an inflatable slide collapsed in Woking. The organisers of the fireworks display declared a ‘major incident’, and ambulance services were notified. Preliminary investigations are underway to identify what occurred, and why so many required […]

Week commencing 15th October – In the News

Top tips unveiled for preventing infection This week, to coincide with International Infection Prevention Week, the company Deb unveiled 5 simple, effective and proven ways to bring down infectious diseases. The approach blends training, research and positive reinforcement together to ensure that the approach works. We have created a handy graphic, but make sure you […]