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Judges Gavel

24th September 2019

Director Sentenced For Safety Breaches

What’s happened? The Director of the now-dissolved landscaping company R K United Ltd has recently been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker suffered life-changing injuries from using a lorry loader which was in an appalling condition. An employee of R K United Ltd was using a lorry loader crane to deliver a load of […]

12th September 2019

Managing Hand Arm Vibration Risks

What is hand-arm vibration? Hand-arm vibration (HAVS) is vibration transmitted from work processes into workers’ hands and arms. HAVS comes from the use of hand-held power tools and is the cause of significant ill health – namely – painful and disabling disorders of the blood vessels, nerves and joints. When is it hazardous? Regular and […]

toilet-paper

15th August 2019

Company Fined Over Lack of Welfare Facilities

What’s Happened? A Manchester based company has recently been fined £8,000 with costs of £1,815 due to having inadequate WC facilities at their site! The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) carried out an unannounced inspection of R&S Builders’ site in back in 7 July 2018. The Inspector identified a number of H&S failings within the […]

Warehouse-Roof

12th August 2019

Two Firms Fined in Fall From Height

What’s Happened? In a recent case that highlights the need for contractors to be properly vetted and managed, a manufacturing company and the firm it hired to repair a section of pipework on its warehouse roof have been fined a total of £118,000 after workers were put at risk of falling from height. Poor Planning […]

Health and Safety Site Management

31st July 2018

Company Fined due to Poor Site Management

Recent unannounced inspections at a company’s construction sites undertaken by the HSE revealed widespread safety failings that put workers at risk. The company (Sherwood Homes) had appointed several Principal Contractors to construct housing developments at two separate sites located in Preston and at Tarporley. The HSE carried out proactive inspections at both sites and found […]

26th June 2018

Working outdoors in Hot Weather

The Lighthouse H&S advice line receives many queries each year from clients who have employees working outdoors in hot weather and want to know their obligations. With temperatures set to hit 30 degrees Celsius in many parts of the country this week, it’s important to ensure you have considered the additional risks faced by staff. […]

19th June 2018

Hotel Fined £50,000 after Ignoring Hot Water Risks

What’s Happened? The owners of a hotel based in Norfolk has recently appeared in court after ignoring the risks associated with Hot water at its site which resulted in a pensioner being left with catastrophic scalds. An 86 year old pensioner was staying at Ancient House – part of the Victoria Hotel in Holkham. He […]