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23rd May 2024

RIDDOR Guidance Updated

What’s Happened The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has released updates to its guidance in order to help organisations to understand how and when to submit a report under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR). What’s Changed? The recent changes do not include any changes to the legal requirements, although the […]

14th May 2024

Mental Health Awareness Week: Preventing Work-Related Stress

Introduction Mental Health Awareness Week runs from 13-19 May 2024. This is an annual event that aims to raise awareness about the importance of mental health and promote support for those struggling with mental health issues. The week aims to tackle stigma and help people understand and prioritise their and others’ mental health. The campaign […]

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10th April 2024

Tip Off To HSE Results In £100,000 Fine

A video of a worker using a pallet on the raised forks of a forklift as a working platform in July 2022 was sent to the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) by a member of the public. The worker was seen standing on the pallet to remove items from the deck of a ship at […]

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20th March 2024

Pizza Company Is Fined £800,000 After Machinery Incidents

What’s Happened? One of the nation’s largest producers of supermarket pizzas – providing millions of pizzas each year, has recently been fined £800,000 after two workers suffered serious injuries at its Lancashire factory. The company was hit with a sizable fine after employees were seriously injured having being caught up in machinery during  two separate […]

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13th March 2024

Engineering Firm Is Prosecuted After Double Amputation

What’s Happened An engineering firm based Perth has been recently fined £10,000 after an employee lost two of his fingers when carrying our maintenance works on a machine. The employee was understood to have inadvertently placed his hand into the blades of an unguarded rotary fan used as a grain dryer. The fan was rotating […]

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8th March 2024

Friends Attacked By Cows Leads To Fine For Farmer

Two friends walking a popular route near Masham, North Yorkshire, were confronted by a herd of cows on 25th July 2021. The pair had been walking a dog on his lead across fields and public rights of way near Shaws Farm. Upon entering one of the fields through which their path cut, they noticed a […]