Week Commencing 13/11/2023 – In The News

Lighthouse Charity pioneers bold path for prisoners The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity is pioneering an innovative programme designed to reintegrate prisoners into the workforce and help bridge the longstanding skills gap in the construction sector. The pilot project at Cardiff Prison embraces the support of the Lighthouse Charity, GLA Group and Central Group to offer […]

Week Commencing 20/03/2023 – In The News

Company fined £175,000 after worker suffers brain trauma A London company has been fined £175,000 after a worker suffered serious head injuries that saw him hospitalised for seven months. The man, who was 35 at the time, was working at a domestic property on Elmfield Avenue, Crouch End, London, on 3 March 2019 when he […]

Lock Out Tag Out – Best Practices for Isolation

Lock Out Tag Out is an isolation safety procedure that prevents machinery from being used when it is in a dangerous state, protecting workers who may come into contact with it or those carrying our maintenance or repair work. While not officially covered by health and safety regulations in the UK, which instead follows the […]

Safety Spotlight: PPE & Lock Out Tag Out

As part of March’s Hazard of the Month, PPE, we’re highlighting two key areas: PPE and Lock Out Tag Out. PPE By law, employers have a duty to protect their workers from health and safety risks – this includes the provision of any PPE required free of charge if a risk assessment finds that it is necessary. PPE […]

Week Commencing 19/12/2022 – In The News

Worker’s finger amputated after trapping hand in machine An agricultural firm has been fined after an employee lost a finger when his hand became trapped in a machine. A male worker at CYO Seeds Ltd was cleaning a machine at a site in Shipbourne, Tonbridge, Kent, on 10 February 2021, when his glove was caught […]

Week Commencing 19/09/2022 – In The News

Jacobs’ plan for the World’s Biggest Mental Health Check-in On 10 October 2022, to coincide with World Mental Health Day, Jacobs is inviting all organisations and industries to come together and join them in touching one million lives. The aim is to create the ‘World’s Biggest Mental Health Check-in’. SHP hears more from Jacobs about […]

Week Commencing 05/09/2022 – In The News

Farmers warned of machinery fire risk Ardent has issued a warning to farmers following a surge in machinery fires as a result of the ongoing heatwave. The extreme heat and dry conditions experienced by the country throughout July and August have seen a dramatic increase in combine harvester fires. Ardent warns that the combination of […]

Safety Spotlight: Electrical Safety, Fire Safety, Fire Wardens & Slips, Trips and Falls

As part of September’s Hazard of the Month, Maintenance, we’re highlighting four key areas: Electrical Safety, Fire Safety, Fire Wardens and Slips, Trips & Falls. Electrical Safety Electrical has the power to severely injure or kill people and cause serious damage to property, and even non-fatal shocks can cause severe and permanent injury. Therefore it is […]

Equipment and Mechanical Hazards

Very recently I was overseeing the implementation of a new automated guillotine to a client factory. The focus of almost everyone present was on how the equipment use would interact most efficiently with other operations and processes taking place in the working area. Of course this is an important aspect to consider, especially in terms […]

Week Commencing 20/09/2021 – In The News

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1.7 million renters in fear of putting tenancy at risk by raising fire safety concerns Millions of people privately renting or in social housing fear a revenge eviction if they raise fire safety concerns with landlords, despite issues such as inadequate fire doors and broken fire alarms being prevalent, new research to mark Fire Door Safety […]