Tag: Coronavirus

Week Commencing 04/10/2021 – In The News

Nearly half of toys bought online from third party sellers are ‘unsafe’, report finds Nearly half of the toys purchased from third-party sellers via online marketplaces were unsafe for children to play with, a new study has found. The report commissioned by the British Toy and Hobby Association (BTHA) found many of the potential gifts could […]

Week Commencing 13/09/2021 – In The News

An annual gas safety check can keep us all safe During Gas Safety Week, from 13 to 19 September, I urge everyone to continue in that spirit by encouraging relatives, friends and neighbours to get a gas safety check. Those who shielded through the lockdown months, are clinically vulnerable or having to work at home, […]

Week Commencing 06/09/2021 – In The News

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“Don’t let your guard down”, IOSH urges businesses The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) today calls on businesses to “not let their guard down” to ensure COVID-19 doesn’t spread rapidly through workplaces. With children returning to school in much of England this week and people attending sports and music events in their thousands […]

Week Commencing 21/06/2021 – In The News

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Foundry Fined After Workers Exposed to Lead Dust A foundry has been sentenced to safety breaches after workers were exposed to harmful lead dust during the repair and refurbishment of church bells at St Peter’s church in Barton-Upon-Humber. On 20th March 2019, part of the planned maintenance project involved stripping off rust and old paint […]

Week Commencing 14/06/2021 – In The News

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Plastics Manufacturer Fined After Worker was Asphyxiated Printed plastics manufacturer Alfaplas Limited has been fined after a worker became unconscious as a result of asphyxiation when his tabard was entangled in the rotating spindle of a print machine. On 29 January 2019, an employee who was a supervisor at the company attempted to realign a […]

Safety Spotlight – Environmental Awareness & Resource Efficiency

For the month of June, we are putting in the spotlight two key areas relating to our Hazard of the Month, the Environment. These key areas are Environmental Awareness and Resource Efficiency. Environmental Awareness Ever-increasing awareness of how important it is to look after the environment has made more and more businesses examine their environmental impact. […]

Week Commencing 07/06/2021 – In The News

Director Fined for Safety Breaches After 17-Year-Old Worker Fell from a Mezzanine In early 2019, Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard the young worker, and two others were building the mezzanine floor at a site in Neepsend Lane, Sheffield. The victim “stepped on a loose board and fell 2.8 metres to the ground below, sustaining cuts and […]

Week Commencing 31/05/2021 – In The News

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40% Chance That Temperature Limit Will be Met by 2025, According to Study It is increasingly likely that the lower of two temperature limits set by the Paris Agreement on climate change will be reached in one of the next five years. A major study by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) puts this probability at […]

Week Commencing 10/05/2021 – In The News

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Royal Mail To Trial Drones In Isles of Scilly The Royal Mail is to trial the use of drones to deliver health and safety equipment, COVID-19 testing kits and other items to the Isles of Scilly from mainland UK. It will be the first time an out-of-sight autonomous scheduled drone flight has been used between the UK mainland and an […]

Week Commencing 05/04/2021 – In The News

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Construction Firm & Director Sentenced After Worker Falls From Height A construction firm and its director have been fined after a self-employed labourer fell almost four meters through a fragile skylight on 22nd February 2019. He suffered head and facial injuries and was knocked unconscious. He spent nearly two weeks in hospital. An investigation by the HSE found that the work had not […]