Category: Health and Safety

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 Monday 7th January 2019 – In the News

Director jailed for illegal sales of chemicals   On Monday, we reported that the director of a chemical manufacturing and processing plant had been jailed for 10 months following an extensive HSE investigation. The investigation revealed found that the company was selling two prohibited chemical substances: Sodium Chlorate and Dichloromethane. The HSE outlined the ‘robust […]

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 10th December 2018 – In the News

Fine for company after safety breaches resulted in fatality A Leicestershire-based plastics processing firm has been fined in excess of £290,000 after a HSE investigation uncovered that an employee fatality was due to safety breeches. The victim sustained severe injuries when a casting rod was ejected from a casting machine at 81mph. The investigation suggested […]

Wildfires: A Burning Issue

WA Management provides professional, adaptable and appropriate solutions for your Health and Safety needs. Each fortnight, our research blog takes a detailed look at particularly relevant areas of the sector, or risks that are repeatedly overlooked. In the sombre shadow of some of the worst wildfires in California’s history, this week we take a look […]

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. […]