Tag: health and safety executive

Week Commencing 15/04/2024 – In The News

Horticulture company fined after lorry driver suffers life changing injuries A horticulture company has been fined £3,000 after a lorry driver suffered third degree burns on his body while making a delivery to a site in Essex. The man had been delivering a load of hardcore aggregate to Plants Galore Horticulture Limited’s Eagle Nursery in […]

Week Commencing 08/04/2024 – In The News

In praise of older workers Dr Karen McDonnell, RoSPA’s Occupational Health and Safety Policy Adviser, discusses the benefits of having older workers and the considerations employers should make to ensure they remain safe and healthy. Workplaces around the world can make a valuable contribution to the UN Decade of Healthy Ageing. It is widely recognised […]

Week Commencing 18/03/2024 – In The News

Worker fractures skull in fall A solar panel installation company has been fined after a worker fell and sustained life-changing injuries. The worker, employed by Everyone’s Energy UK Limited, had been installing solar panels on the roof of a house on Pentland Avenue in Thornbury, South Gloucestershire when he fell three metres on 4 July […]

Working at Height Safety Equipment

Working at height remains one of the highest risk activities at work in the UK. HSE statistics show that in 2022/23 135 people were killed in work-related accidents in the UK, of these the highest proportion came from a falls from height, in which 40 people were killed. Work at height means work in any […]

Week Commencing 11/03/2024 – In The News

Preventable fall lands fine A company and its director have been fined after an employee was injured from a fall during the construction of eight new houses in Lichfield, Staffordshire. The man, employed by Alba Construction (Midlands) Limited, had been working in one of the new properties on the former site of The Greyhound Inn […]

Week Commencing 22/01/2024 – In The News

Hospital staff left with life-changing conditions Workers at Bio Decontamination Limited attended Scarborough Hospital on 18 September 2019 after being hired to carry out the decontamination of the Aspen ward. The company used ionised hydrogen peroxide to decontaminate the rooms in the ward. They failed to appropriately seal the rooms, meaning the ionised hydrogen peroxide […]

Safety Spotlight: Mental Health Awareness & Healthy Living

As part of January’s Hazard of the Month, Wellbeing, we’re highlighting two key areas: Mental Health Awareness and Healthy Living. Mental Health Awareness More than 17.9 million working days were lost in the last year due to stress, anxiety, or depression, with stress being the leading cause for sick days in the UK. All employers are required by […]

Week Commencing 16/10/2023 – In The News

Northwich furniture company fined over multiple wood dust failures A Northwich furniture company has been fined £16,000 after it repeatedly failed to protect its employees from exposure to wood dust. Pineland Furniture Ltd, based on Witton Street in the Cheshire town, was inspected by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) on two separate occasions over […]

Week Commencing 02/10/2023 – In The News

Explosion at Oxfordshire recycling plant after lightning strike A lightning strike has caused a huge gas explosion at a food waste recycling plant in Oxfordshire. Witnesses reported seeing a fireball light up the night sky after the blast at the Severn Trent Green Power Plant at Cassington, north of Oxford. The company said the strike […]

Week Commencing 31/07/2023 – In The News

That Flaming Cargo Ship Is Loaded With Nearly 500 EVs, Not 25 The prognosis for a fire onboard a cargo ship transporting thousands of cars has taken a turn for the worse, as news has come out that the vessel is carrying far more electric vehicles than initially reported. It worsens the odds of containing the […]