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Asbestos Health and Safety Risks

16th October 2019

How To Manage Asbestos

Introduction If you’re responsible for any premises, managing any asbestos which may be present is a high priority. There are a number of rules regarding how to do this, but we still see many businesses getting it wrong! This guide has been developed to cover the essential requirements of how to go about fulfilling your […]

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22nd September 2019

Groundworks Company Hit With £10,000 Fine

What’s happened? A groundworks company has been fined after a security guard working on-site suffered serious hand injuries which resulted in him being off work for over 7 months as a result. A plant driver employed by Groundworks Company – APK Earthmoving Limited requested the assistance of a security guard working for a separate company […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Health and Safety Service Strike

10th June 2019

Sign Installer Fined £35K After Cable Strike

What’s Happened? The potentially simple task of installing a hotel sign has ended in disaster for one worker. He suffered severe burns and his employer has received a substantial fine as a result. How did this happen and what mistakes were made? The Accident An Employee was sent to install a sign at the entrance […]

Woodworking Health & Safety

24th May 2019

Don’t ignore the HSE!

What’s Happened? A company – Glamping Cocoon Ltd – and its Director have both been sentenced for failing to comply with Health & Safety legislation after being served with Improvement Notices. Inspections Glamping Cocoon Ltd was subject to an unannounced inspection as part of the HSE’s targeted campaign of the woodworking sector. Four Improvement Notices […]

NEw PQQ Scheme

15th May 2019

Are PQQs about to get easier?

What’s Happening? Many of our clients get tired of completing the same questions on client Pre-Qualification Questionnaires (PQQ’s) s over and over again. Well – the end maybe in sight as a Common Assessment Standard (CAS) has recently been developed by a group of construction sector giants in the hopes of finally putting an end […]