Week Commencing 25/04/2022 – In The News

MPs say asbestos must go from public buildings within 40 years MPs have called for a 40-year deadline for all asbestos to be removed from public and commercial buildings. The Work and Pensions Select Committee said asbestos remained the biggest cause of work-related deaths in the UK. More than 5,000 such fatalities were recorded in 2019. […]

Week Commencing 18/04/2022 – In The News

Haulage drivers set to benefit from £20m funding to improve roadside facilities £20 million has been allocated to improve safety, security, lighting and shower rooms at roadside services for heavy goods vehicle (HGV) drivers. HGV drivers will benefit from £20m funding, which is set to improve the safety and security of roadside facilities, with the […]

Week Commencing 21/03/2022 – In The News

Principal contractor sentenced for unsafe excavation work A principal contractor has been sentenced after he was found to have supervised unsafe excavation work at a site in Denton, which put workers in danger and rendered the neighbouring property unstable. Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how between 2019 and 2020 Mustapha Matib had employed several groundworkers to […]

Week Commencing 28/02/2022 – In The News

Toyota to close Japanese factories after suspected cyber-attack Toyota will shut down all 14 of its factories in Japan on Tuesday after a possible cyber-attack. News site Nikkei, which first reported the shutdown, said supplier Kojima Industries Corporation suspected it had been hit by a cyber-attack, causing a halt in production. Japanese factories account for […]

Week Commencing 31/01/2022 – In The News

Leamington Spa cedar tree to be felled on safety grounds A “much-loved” giant cedar tree in a Warwickshire park is to be felled amid reports last summer’s heatwave accelerated the spread of disease. Warwick District Council said the tree in Jephson Gardens, Leamington Spa, would be removed with “great sadness”. The tree was suffering from […]

Week Commencing 13/12/2021 – In The News

Bank warning: HSBC alerts customers to convincing email fraud – ‘Real or scam?’ HSBC is warning its customers of the dangers posed by the latest example of convincing email fraud. Referred to as phishing, fraudsters target innocent members of the public by posing as respected organisations, such as banks, to convince them to part with […]

Week Commencing 29/11/2021 – In The News

The Duke of Cambridge launches new mental health initiative for emergency responders Prince William has given a speech to 200 front line workers at The Royal Foundation’s Emergency Services Mental Health Symposium, hosted on Thursday 25 November, opening up about his time in the emergency services, and highlighting the growing need to prioritise the mental […]

Week Commencing 01/11/2021 – In The News

JCB signs multi-billion pound deal to buy and distribute green hydrogen in the UK Construction giant JCB has signed a multi-billion pound deal to buy ‘green’ hydrogen from Australia – and distribute it to UK customers. The digger-maker, which has factories in Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Wrexham, and Oxford-based Ryze Hydrogen – which was founded by JCB heir Jo Bamford – have agreed to […]

Week Commencing 25/10/2021 – In The News

Pedestrian fatalities prompt HSE safety notice on use of wheeled loading shovels Britain’s safety regulator has today, 25 October, issued a safety notice on the use of wheeled loading shovels, widely used in the waste and recycling sector. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) notice follows nine fatal vehicle-pedestrian collisions in the past four years. Six of […]

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 […]