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Wood dust in a woodworking manufucaturing site

15th February 2024

Company Director Sentenced Over Wood Dust Failures

What’s Happened? The director of a woodworking company has narrowly avoided an immediate spell in prison after he was found guilty of continually exposing his employees to harmful wood dust. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspected the firm’s manufacturing site, which identified significant failings in its measures to control employees’ exposure to wood dust. […]

Man prosecuted for removing asbestos from school roof.

7th February 2024

Contractor Is Sentenced For Illegal Removal Of Asbestos

What’s Happened? A Hartlepool man has recently been prosecuted after he admitted removing asbestos from a school when he didn’t hold the appropriate licence to do so. It transpires that the contractor also intentionally falsified air clearance paperwork after removing the asbestos-containing materials, and he is known to have carried out similar work several months […]

Health and safety in winter weather. Two people walking on a snow covered road

22nd January 2024

Health And Safety In Winter Weather

Health and safety in winter weather should be a key consideration for all businesses. Slip and trip accidents increase during the autumn and winter seasons for a number of reasons. There is less daylight; leaves fall onto paths and become wet and slippery; and cold weather spells cause ice and snow to build up on […]

Birds on a red tile roof

12th January 2024

Roofing Company Is Fined £881K Following HSE Investigations.

What’s Happened A roofing company has been recently fined a total of £881,000 after two workers were seriously injured during two separate, but similar incidents. One of the roofing companies’ employees is understood to have fractured his pelvis after falling through a factory roof in Newcastle. He had been replacing a skylight in a corrugated […]

Fire alarm on a cracked cream coloured wall.

15th December 2023

Fire Compartmentation – What Is It?

Fire Compartmentation – What is it? The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RRFSO) requires all non-domestic buildings to be fire risk assessed by a competent individual. Simply put, compartmentation is the process of dividing a structure into ‘compartments’ for effective risk management. Each compartment is reinforced by using fire-resistant materials and by installing protective […]

UK schools have been closed due to problems with RAAC

23rd November 2023

Do you Have RAAC?

Introduction You have no doubt seen the headlines this year with large-scale closures of schools and public buildings due to risks of Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC). This blog aims to provide an overview of the risks and what action should be taken to mitigate the risks of RAAC should you have it within your […]