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20th October 2021

Contractors Fall Results In £100K Fine

What’s Happened? Two Rotherham-based companies have recently pleaded guilty to health and safety offences and each received fines of £50,000 for their roles in an incident. The contractor fell six metres to a concrete floor after a wooden crate balanced on the forks of a reach truck was used as a makeshift platform for working […]

29th September 2021

Principal Contractor Fined As Sub-Contractors Fall From Height

St Modwen Homes Ltd – a principal contractor based in Birmingham, has been fined £200,000 and ordered to pay costs of £13,332 following an incident that occurred at one of their sites.  Three bricklayers who had been appointed as a sub-contract trade fell approximately 2.5 metres when a temporary stairwell cover that had been incorrectly […]

Land fill and waste management

22nd September 2021

Skip Hire MD Landed Suspended Sentence Following Serious Accident

What’s Happened? The managing director of a skip hire and waste management firm has recently received a six-month suspended prison sentence, with the company itself being fined £150,000 following a serious accident in the company’s yard.   An employee of Easy Load Ltd was crossing the firm’s yard which is based in Dartford when he was […]

15th September 2021

Fencing Manufacturer And Landlord Fined After Fatality

What’s Happened? A fencing manufacturer and the owner of the yard where the business operates, have both recently been fined following the death of an employee at the site. An employee of PA Fencing Ltd was working within the yard area. At the time a telescopic forklift (telehandler) was also being used to move timber. […]

19th August 2021

Heatwave Working

When is it too hot to work? Having endured one heatwave already this summer, meteorologists are predicting another bout of extreme temperatures towards the end of August and the beginning of September.  Employers should be aware of these rising temperatures and take measures to ensure that employees are working in as comfortable conditions as possible.  […]

21st July 2021

Updated Covid Guidance – Step 4

England has moved into Step 4 of the roadmap on 19th July 2021, meaning legal restrictions have been lifted, and all businesses can reopen. The government official guidance to work from home also ends from this date. It should be noted however that there remains a legal duty to assess and manage risks which includes Covid-19. […]

14th July 2021

Changes To The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order

As part of its drive to improve the Building Regulations and fire safety systems, the Government has recently outlined the details of forthcoming changes to the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. What’s Changing? The new requirements under the Fire Safety Order will increase the duties of ‘Responsible Persons’ to require that: All ‘Responsible Persons’ […]

8th July 2021

Returning To The Office As Lockdown Lifts

Many employers will be preparing to welcome colleagues back to the office as the majority of lockdown restrictions and guidance lift later this month.  It will bring about a welcome return to normality as offices buzz with the sound of team-mates discussing how to tackle a client request or catching up on each other’s weekend […]