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 14/03/2022 – In The News

‘Two-second rule’ campaign launched by National Highways National Highways have launched a new campaign to tackle the issue of tailgating, a factor in around one in eight crashes on England’s motorways and major A roads. In a recent National Highways poll, eight in 10 participants said they were aware of the ‘two-second rule’ when they […]

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 21/02/2022 – In The News

7 simple steps to reduce work-related back pain Neck pain. Back pain. Tendonitis. Osteoarthritis. Most of your workforce has had them. Or will do. But do you know as much about these common conditions as you think – including how badly they impact your business? The above, along with a host of other ailments, are […]

Week Commencing 14/02/2022 – In The News

Two fake PPE companies shut down Companies fraudulently took £180,000 from COVID-19 financial assistance schemes. CK Sales Ltd and Lambden Smart Solutions Ltd have been wound up by the High Court and the Official Receiver has been appointed liquidator of the companies. Both companies purported to supply PPE, which was desperately needed when the pandemic […]

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 17/08/2020 – In The News

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Coronavirus Cases Rise at Newark Bakkavor Dessert Factory Coronavirus cases at a dessert factory testing its entire workforce have risen to more than 70 as some 1,600 staff at Bakkavor in Newark, Nottinghamshire are undergoing testing. So far 1,130 have been checked, with 74 confirmed cases, Nottinghamshire County Council said, while 33 people have been […]

Week commencing 20/07/2020 – In The News

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Face Coverings Now Mandatory in Shops Face coverings are now compulsory for customers in shops in England.  Coverings are mandatory in enclosed public spaces such as supermarkets, indoor shopping centres, transport hubs, banks and takeaways. Police can hand out fines of up to £100 to those who do not comply. Guidance issued by the government on Thursday […]

Week commencing Monday 7th January 2019 – In the News

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Director jailed for illegal sales of chemicals   On Monday, we reported that the director of a chemical manufacturing and processing plant had been jailed for 10 months following an extensive HSE investigation. The investigation revealed found that the company was selling two prohibited chemical substances: Sodium Chlorate and Dichloromethane. The HSE outlined the ‘robust […]

HSE Investigating After Man Dies in Nightclub Fire

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The HSE has begun a joint investigation with police after a man died in hospital  from burns injuries after a fire at a nightclub in south-east London. The fire broke out at Studio 338 on Boord Street, Greenwich, at about midday on Monday 8th September and spread to a nearby industrial warehouse and a scrap […]