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25th November 2020

Ceiling Collapse onto Crowd Results in Fine

A gathering hall in Birmingham has appeared in court alongside a Principal Contractor whom it engaged to carry out refurbishments to the venue following a near miss during a school graduation ceremony. The Incident Around 400 guests attended the ceremony on 20th July 2017 at the Al-Miraj Banqueting Suite at a community mosque. A suspended […]

11th November 2020

Company Fined £525,000 after Fork Lift Truck Incident

What’s Happened A manufacturer has recently been prosecuted and ordered to pay £525,000 following the failure to safely segregate workers and vehicles which resulted in a worker being hit by a forklift truck and seriously injured. Incident An employee was working at the companies manufacturing premises in Tredegar, south east Wales when he was struck […]

21st October 2020

Cardiff Care Home Fined £400,000 after Fire Breaches put Residents at “Serious Risk”

What’s Happened?  The Directors of a Care Home have recently pleaded guilty to significant breaches of fire safety regulations at their residential property in South Wales. The breaches were so severe they were described as potentially leading to a “large-scale tragedy”. Following multiple inspections from South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Residential Care Home (which […]

14th October 2020

Supermarket Fined £30,000 for H&S Offences

What’s Happened? A supermarket in Hertfordshire has recently been fined £30,000 for providing unsafe equipment and what was described as a ‘flagrant disregard’ of a prohibition notice. Prohibition Notice Environmental health officers carrying out a routine inspection of the supermarket decided to serve a prohibition notice on a meat-cutting bandsaw that did not have an […]

30th September 2020

HSE Targeted Dust Inspections – October 2020

What’s Happening  Despite numerous targeted inspections nationwide checking businesses remain Covid-19 compliant, the HSE has just announced that Health and Safety inspectors across Great Britain will also now be targeting construction firms to check that their health standards are up to scratch during a month-long dust inspection initiative, starting on Monday 5 October 2020. Why […]

Wire fence around a construction site with a digger in the background

17th September 2020

Banksman suffers head crush injuries in accident involving excavator

Garden Discount Centre Limited (GDC) of St. Olaves, Great Yarmouth, have been fined £20,000 and ordered to pay costs of £4,745 following a serious accident involving one of their employees and an excavator. Accident The incident occurred during contracting works being conducted at a school in Cromer, Norfolk. Jeremy Buck was acting as banksman, watching […]

8th September 2020

First Aid Training Requirements Deadline – Coronavirus

What’s Happening? We advised back in March 2020 that The Health and Safety Executive had released a statement, which extends the validity of various qualifications including Emergency First Aid at Work and First Aid at Work due to the current pandemic. To qualify for the extension, you must be able to: explain why you haven’t been able to […]