Tag: Manufacturing

Week Commencing 05/02/2024 – In The News

Wood dust failures lands £15k fine A manufacturing company has been fined £15,000 after exposing its own workers to wood dust and failing to comply with two improvement notices. Wood dust can cause serious and often irreversible health problems, including sino-nasal cancer, asthma and dermatitis. Employers have a legal responsibility to prevent or adequately control […]

Week Commencing 04/12/2023 – In The News

Keep workers stay safe and warm, urges HSE Great Britain’s workplace regulator, the Health and Safety Executive, is stressing the importance of protecting workers during the cold weather. It comes as the Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for ice and snow for parts of the UK. John Rowe, head of operational strategy said, “We’re calling […]

Week Commencing 24/07/2023 – In The News

Taxi shortage threatens staff safety The professional services sector employs 21.4% of workers in the UK, the highest percentage within any single occupation This includes legal services, of which the UK has one of the largest industries in the world. With a reputation for long days and late working hours, personal safety is an increasing […]

Week Commencing 03/07/2023 – In The News

HSE launches manufacturing inspection initiative focusing on respiratory risks from silica Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspectors have begun a targeted inspection initiative focusing on manufacturing businesses where materials that contain silica are used. This will include brick and tile manufacturers and foundries. Exposure to airborne particles of respirable crystalline silica (RCS) can lead to life-changing respiratory conditions such […]

Week Commencing 08/05/2023 – In The News

Employers being impacted as menopause is often misdiagnosed as depression Employers are being impacted by a common misdiagnosis of psychological menopause symptoms, experts have said. Bosses at digital health app Peppy are warning employers that the condition is often misdiagnosed as depression – which can lead to absence and resignation – other mental health issues […]

Week Commencing 03/10/2022 – In The News

Company fined after employee becomes drawn into machine A manufacturer of paper and paperboard has been fined after an employee was injured when they were drawn into a large paper re-winding machine. An employee of Amberset Limited based in Ashford, Kent, sustained injuries of three broken bones in their shoulder, bruising of the elbow and […]

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 […]

First Aid: Amputations and Lost Teeth

HSE accident statistics tell us that in the reporting year 2020/2021 there were 456 reported amputation injuries in the workplace. Historically this figure has been around the 580 mark, so taking into account reduced access to work thorough the Covid-19 pandemic reducing this figure, statistically the chances of an amputation in the workplace are relatively […]

Week Commencing 04/07/2022 – In The News

‘80% of telescopic ladders sold online fail safety regulations’ New research by the Ladder Association has found that a staggering amount of unsafe and potentially dangerous ladders are being sold to unsuspecting consumers in the UK. While there are manufacturers producing ladders that meet the safety standards, the study showed that a significant number of […]