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 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 06/09/2021 – In The News

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“Don’t let your guard down”, IOSH urges businesses The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) today calls on businesses to “not let their guard down” to ensure COVID-19 doesn’t spread rapidly through workplaces. With children returning to school in much of England this week and people attending sports and music events in their thousands […]

Week Commencing 30/08/2021 – In The News

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Leamington Spa fire: Residents asked to help clear fallen debris Residents near a huge fire at a plastics manufacturer are being asked to help clear fallen debris. One employee is still missing following the blaze in Leamington Spa at Leeson Polyurethanes Ltd on Friday. Police earlier warned people against touching the charred debris but said agencies were struggling to […]

Week Commencing 16/08/2021 – In The News

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Trade bodies reveal CITB levy votes as Build UK urges ‘fundamental’ change Build UK, the largest of the trade bodies to vote on the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) levy collection, has backed the organisation’s proposals but called on it to improve. The poll on whether the industry supports the collection of the levy for […]

Week Commencing 09/08/2021 – In The News

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IPCC Report Casts Somber Outlook on Global Warming A report released this week by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has said that human activity is changing the climate in unprecedented and sometimes irreversible ways. The landmark study warns of increasingly extreme heatwaves, droughts and flooding, and temperature limits agreed under the Paris […]

Week Commencing 21/06/2021 – In The News

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Foundry Fined After Workers Exposed to Lead Dust A foundry has been sentenced to safety breaches after workers were exposed to harmful lead dust during the repair and refurbishment of church bells at St Peter’s church in Barton-Upon-Humber. On 20th March 2019, part of the planned maintenance project involved stripping off rust and old paint […]

Safety Spotlight – Environmental Awareness & Resource Efficiency

For the month of June, we are putting in the spotlight two key areas relating to our Hazard of the Month, the Environment. These key areas are Environmental Awareness and Resource Efficiency. Environmental Awareness Ever-increasing awareness of how important it is to look after the environment has made more and more businesses examine their environmental impact. […]

Covid-19 Toolbox Talk Update

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We have updated our Covid-19/Coronavirus Toolbox talk to include all of the recent guidance for you to use in your workplace! Feel free to distribute the below digital copy or print it to use in person.  

Week Commencing 07/06/2021 – In The News

Director Fined for Safety Breaches After 17-Year-Old Worker Fell from a Mezzanine In early 2019, Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard the young worker, and two others were building the mezzanine floor at a site in Neepsend Lane, Sheffield. The victim “stepped on a loose board and fell 2.8 metres to the ground below, sustaining cuts and […]