Week Commencing 13/01/2020 – In The News

A white HGV driving on a road past trees, slightly blurred to indicate its speed.

RPE Update! There are masks (e.g https://buff.ly/35OQkhM) available to buy which are being advertised as ‘Press to Check’, offering an ‘effective facial fit.’ However, do not get caught out by this message; they still require an initial face-fit test prior to being used! It is important to remember that each standard will state whether facefit testing […]

Week Commencing 25/11/2019 – In The News

An orange and black excavator picking up sand against a blue sky with some clouds in it.

Construction Company Fined After Worker Killed By Overturned Vehicle A leading construction company has been fined following an incident in which a worker was killed when a dumper truck overturned. On 3 October 2016, David Scott Green, a groundworker working for Rose Builders Ltd, was manoeuvring a 9T front tipping dumper truck on a spoil heap […]

Week Commencing 21/10/2019 – In the News

A red double-decker bus in a busy city.

£1.2 MILLION Fine After Arm Amputation Mid-UK Recycling Ltd has been fined a hefty £1.2 million after an employee lost part of his arm in a conveyor belt in April 2015. This happened when the employee, whose role was a line operator, tried to fix a blockage on the line – his glove got dragged […]

Week commencing 16th June 2018 – In the News

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Brightboot unveils new footwear that seamlessly integrates protection and high visibility Brightboot, a PPE provider, unveiled at Safety and Health Expo 2018 a new range of protective footwear designed to increase visibility. They suggested that visibility has been a long-neglected and overlooked aspect of footwear design, and that ‘demand had been exceptional’ for their new […]

May 2017 – In the News

A field by a road

£750,000 fine for ‘reckless’ asbestos failure Some 200 workers were put at risk to the exposure of asbestos during the early demolition phase of a project, resulting in a £750,000 fine for a construction firm. The HSE carried out two investigations of working practices at a site in 2013 and 2014 while Barroerock Construction Limited […]