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 […]

Olympic Health and Safety: Record Breakers

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When the most dangerous thing associated with a programme employing 12,000 staff and involving 80 million man hours over five years is a sandcastle, you know you’ve done a good job in terms of health and safety. While the 13 ft-by-6.5 ft sand sculpture on Weymouth beach – built to mark 100 days to go […]