Week commencing 18th February 2019 – In the News

New fire protection guidelines unveiled On Monday, specialist property insurer FM Global published informative new guidelines on strategies to prevent fire damage in automated warehouses. The Protection for Automatic Storage and Retrieval Systems (ASRS) guidelines highlights areas such as sprinkler arrangement and position. The advice comes less than a month after a fire ravaged an […]

November 2016 – In the News

Heinz Forced to Take Their Empty Can-Tapping Advert Off The Air Amid Health And Safety Row Watchdogs have banned a TV commercial for Heinz Baked Beans on health and safety grounds. The advert showed youngsters and adults tapping out the complex rhythms of a song on empty cans. Heinz fell foul of the Advertising Standards […]

Construction: Innovation In Dust Suppression Solutions

In the last 25 years there have been huge changes in health and safety, practically, in legislation and in attitudes. Neil Richardson, Director at Garic looks at how advancements in technology has changed dust suppression solutions. The HSE estimates that more than 500 construction workers are dying from exposure to silica dust every year so […]

November 2015 – In the News

‘Obvious’ Risk Ignored by Hotel Chocolat Hotel Chocolat, the Chocolate manufacturer, has been prosecuted after a worker suffered serious hand and arm injuries whilst cleaning a machine tank. Piotr Podgorski, 35, from Bretton, in Peterborough, was working as a cell supervisor for the company on 16 August 2014 when he was asked to clean the […]