Tag: Driving at Work

Safety Spotlight – Driving Safely & Time Management

Different coloured stop watches piled together.

For the month of November, we are putting in the spotlight two key areas relating to our Hazard of the Month. Driving Safely Driving Safely is important no matter what the weather, but in Autumn and Winter as nights grow darker more quickly and cold weather brings rain, snow and ice, it is more crucial than […]

7 Essential Winter Driving Safety Tips

A snowy road.

This November, we are focusing on Driving as our Hazard of the Month. As the cold creeps in and the lights switch on at 5pm, it is important to be especially careful when driving this Autumn/Winter period. The Dangers of Driving in Winter Conditions Just like we change how we dress in different seasons, motorists need […]

Week Commencing 25/11/2019 – In The News

An orange and black excavator picking up sand against a blue sky with some clouds in it.

Construction Company Fined After Worker Killed By Overturned Vehicle A leading construction company has been fined following an incident in which a worker was killed when a dumper truck overturned. On 3 October 2016, David Scott Green, a groundworker working for Rose Builders Ltd, was manoeuvring a 9T front tipping dumper truck on a spoil heap […]

Moving Plant & Machinery Safely

A worker driving a forklift with silver canisters on.

What is Plant? (Hint, it’s not a flower)  Plant is machinery that processes material by way of a mechanical action which: Cuts, drills, punches or grinds Presses forms, hammers, joins or moulds material Combines, mixes, sorts, packages, assembles, knits, or moulds material Plant also includes lifts, cranes, tractors, earth moving equipment, pressure equipment, hoists, powered mobile plant, plant that […]

HGV drivers warned after road worker crushed by runaway vehicle

A HGV

HGV drivers are being warned to follow basic safety procedures when coupling and uncoupling vehicles following the death of a 20-year-old road worker. HSE leaders are urging drivers to apply parking brakes and use (or retrofit) warning alarms to avoid a repeat of a fatal incident in January 2015. Road worker Dale Pentney was crushed […]