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Scaffolding

16th March 2022

Construction Company Prosecuted After Employee Falls From Height

What’s Happened? A Yorkshire based Roofing and Construction company has recently been prosecuted for breaches of health and safety regulations after an employee sustained multiple injuries when he fell through a gap in scaffolding whilst working on a building in Scarborough. The 20-year-old labourer was working on the roof of the property when he fell […]

Man with a laptop in a court room

3rd March 2022

Fabrication Company Fined After Worker’s Finger is Crushed

What’s Happened? A company that specialises in the manufacture of ventilation ducting has recently been fined £13,000 plus costs after an employee’s hand was drawn into the rotating parts of a machine, resulting in serious injury. It is understood that one of the companies’ apprentice employees was instructed by another apprentice and a trainee on […]

City of London

22nd February 2022

Employment Law Bulletin – February 2022

There have been a number of employment law and HR updates making the news in February. In our latest blog, we take a look at these events. Wales: Suggestion of 4-Day Working Week Trial The Future Generations Commissioner for Wales has called on the Welsh Government to trial a shorter working week. A new report, […]

Judge's gavel

9th February 2022

Recycling Company Fined After 18-Year-Old Employee Is Injured

What’s Happened? A recycling company has recently been fined £17,500 after an 18-year-old employee was injured whilst clearing a blockage in a waste metal chute. Fall from Height The young employee was injured when he fell through a chute, approximately four metres above a concrete yard, whilst clearing a blockage. In an attempt to break […]