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15th August 2019

Company Fined Over Lack of Welfare Facilities

What’s Happened? A Manchester based company has recently been fined £8,000 with costs of £1,815 due to having inadequate WC facilities at their site! The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) carried out an unannounced inspection of R&S Builders’ site in back in 7 July 2018. The Inspector identified a number of H&S failings within the […]

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12th August 2019

Two Firms Fined in Fall From Height

What’s Happened? In a recent case that highlights the need for contractors to be properly vetted and managed, a manufacturing company and the firm it hired to repair a section of pipework on its warehouse roof have been fined a total of £118,000 after workers were put at risk of falling from height. Poor Planning […]

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30th July 2019

Massive Increase in Safety Fines

A recent report produced by the Sentencing Council into the outcome of the new guidelines introduced back in February 2016 has shown that safety fines have increased a whopping 450% – this has led to a massive increase in financial penalties. To avoid a big hit, senior managers need to make safety a top priority […]

Flexible-Working

16th July 2019

Could Flexible Working Benefit Your Business?

Many companies are trailblazing the way forward in developing how, where and when employees are expected to work in the delivery of their role. A legal outfit based in Plymouth have recently trialled a four-day working week arrangement which sees the office open later into the evenings, but closing Friday.  The firm reported increased productivity and […]

26th June 2019

HSE launches new round of Dust Inspections

It’s very common for the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) to run short-term campaigns concentrated on a very specific sector or risk (and occasionally both). Earlier this month, they announced a new campaign and this time their efforts are focused on the risks associated with dust. Why focus on dust? The effects of dust exposure […]