Week Commencing 05/04/2021 – In The News

A wind turbine in a field surrounded by mountains.

Construction Firm & Director Sentenced After Worker Falls From Height A construction firm and its director have been fined after a self-employed labourer fell almost four meters through a fragile skylight on 22nd February 2019. He suffered head and facial injuries and was knocked unconscious. He spent nearly two weeks in hospital. An investigation by the HSE found that the work had not […]

Week Commencing 29/03/2021 – In The News

A crane among scaffolding.

Secret Filming Exposes Contamination Risk at Covid Test Results Lab Evidence of potential contamination, discarded tests and pressure to hit targets has been revealed at one of the biggest UK Covid testing labs after secret filming by a BBC reporter working as a lab technician was released. The reporter filmed staff cutting corners and processing […]

Week Commencing 01/03/2021 – In The News

Metal

Metal Supplier Fined After Employee Suffers Multiple Fractures A metal supplier has been fined after an employee suffered multiple fractures to the hand and wrist when he was polishing a metal bar with a manual metalworking lathe. On 27 January 2019, an employee working for Timet UK Limited was using a manual metalworking lathe to […]

Week Commencing 22/02/2021 – In The News

A medical worker wearing a face mask and protective eyewear..

Lockdown Roadmap Announced The Government has announced its roadmap for gradually easing lockdown restrictions in England. It has four main steps: In the first step of the prime minister’s roadmap, all pupils in England’s schools are expected to return to class from 8 March, with mass testing and wider use of face masks in secondary schools. […]

Week Commencing 08/02/2021 – In The News

The Rishiganga river in Chamoli district on 9 February, with debris from the hydroelectric plant visible.

Denmark To Build Landmark Energy Hub in the North Sea Denmark has reached a landmark agreement on the construction of an energy hub in the North Sea. The energy hub will be an artificially constructed island 80 kilometres from the shore of the peninsula Jutland. Around 200 wind turbines with a combined capacity of 3 […]

Week Commencing 01/02/2021 – In The News

Aerial photograph showing the extent of the damage to Cameron House after a fire that claimed the lives of two guests.

Luxury Hotel Fined £500,000 Over Fatal Hotel Fire A Scottish luxury hotel has been fined half a million pounds over a fire that claimed the lives of two guests. Cameron House has been ordered to pay £500,000 after admitting to breaches of fire safety rules. A hotel porter has also been given a community payback […]

The Power Of Small

A yellow speech bubble with the words 'The Power of Small' against a purple background and next to a small image of a phone. Underneath in yellow text is "A small conversation about mental health has the power to make a big difference' and white text reading '#TimeToTalk'. There is also the Time to Talk Day logo in the top right.

Thursday 4th February 2021 is Time to Talk Day. This campaign is run by Time to Change and its aim is to start conversations about mental health and help end the stigma. The theme this year is ‘The Power of Small’; a small conversation about mental health has the power to make a big difference. […]

Week Commencing 04/01/2020 – In The News

A sign with a black background then a globe and the words 'One World'.

First Hazard of the Month for 2021 Revealed! Welcome to a New Year and a new hazard of the month to celebrate 2021! For our first Hazard of the Month of the year, we will be focusing on Accidents and Injuries. Despite a lot of us working from home this month, construction sites, factories and […]

Week Commencing 07/12/2020 – In The News

A warehouse where racking is stacked with cardboard boxes.

December Hazard of the Month Announced! Over the month of December, we are focusing on the Hazard of Working at Height. Working at Height is a serious issue that is relevant to almost every profession due to it covering a wide range of work practices, such as unsafe ladder usage to working on fragile roofs. […]

Week Commencing 30/11/2020 – In The News

Water recycling centre in Avonmouth after an explosion killed four employees and one contractor.

Four Killed in Blast at Avonmouth Water Recycling Centre Investigations are continuing into what caused an explosion at a waste water treatment works that killed four people. Three employees of Wessex Water and a contractor were killed in the blast at a water recycling centre in Kings Weston Lane, Avonmouth, on Thursday. A fifth injured […]