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Textiles on a shelf in a mill

13th July 2022

Company Fined After Machinery Incident

What’s Happened A West Yorkshire-based manufacturing company has recently been fined for safety breaches after a worker lost part of their hand in a textile machine. An employee of the company was understood to be running a number of textile machines at the site. When he opened a guard to check on a build-up of […]

Inside a brewery

6th July 2022

Carlsberg Fined £3 Million After Fatality

What’s Happened? Carlsberg has recently been fined a whopping £3 million after a contractor died and another was seriously injured following an ammonia gas leak at one of its breweries. This case highlights the importance of ensuring appropriate coordination and cooperation when appointing contractors to undertake works on your site. Both the client (Carlsberg) and […]

Man sat on a bed suffering from fatigue

29th June 2022

Long COVID As A Disability

An employee with a disability will qualify for protection against discrimination if they have a protected characteristic. Under section 6 Equality Act 2010 for an employee to qualify as having a disability if they: Have a physical or mental impairment, and  The impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry […]

Fire alarm system

22nd June 2022

Landlord Found Guilty Of Multiple Fire Safety Breaches

What’s Happened? The Landlord of two properties in South Wales has recently been found guilty of 21 offences relating to fire safety following the conclusion of a week-long Jury trial at Cardiff Crown Court. The offences were significant to life safety, numerous fire safety breaches were identified which included:- Failure to maintain working fire alarms […]

Furniture Manufacturer Fined After No Risk Assessment

15th June 2022

Furniture Manufacturer Fined £150K Due To Lack Of Risk Assessment

What’s Happened? A North Wales company that manufactures sofas and chairs has recently been prosecuted after failing to ensure that employees’ exposure to the risks from vibrating tools was sufficiently risk assessed and managed. It transpires that the company had not carried out a thorough risk assessment, didn’t have adequate control measures to manage exposure […]

Engineering firm fined for fatal accident

18th May 2022

Engineering Firm Fined £500K After Fatal Crush Incident

What’s Happened? A Lancashire based engineering company has recently been fined £500,000 with costs of £145,487 following a fatal incident concerning one of their employees during the maintenance of machinery. The company specialises in the manufacture of containers and drums for the nuclear, aerospace and medical industries. An employee of the business was understood to […]