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2nd December 2021

What is The Fire Safety Bill..?

What is the Fire Safety Bill? The Fire Safety Bill (or The Fire Safety Act 2021 as it’s now known) is a new piece of legislation that has been introduced following the Grenfell tragedy in 2017 and the subsequent public enquiry. The aim of the new Act is to prevent such future tragedies from occurring […]

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 […]

Excavator digging the ground

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 […]


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 […]