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23rd June 2021

Director Given 200-Hour Community Service Charge

The director of a pet supplies business in Kings Lynn has received a 200-hour community service charge after one of the firm’s delivery drivers was left paralysed following an incident involving a forklift truck.  Incident The director in question had taken a delivery of pet bedding on 25th June 2018. He was driving the forklift […]

26th May 2021

Kebab Takeaway Owners Prosecuted For Breaches Of UK Fire Regulations

The Cardiff-based takeaway owners have been prosecuted for multiple breaches of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RRFSO).  The premises were visited by the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service for a routine inspection in April 2019 and were immediately handed a prohibition order and an enforcement notice.  Prohibition order The order was served […]

19th May 2021

Site Manager Jailed For Failing To Report Under RIDDOR

On 8th January 2019, a site operative working on a demolition site in New Malden, Surrey, had their leg crushed as the excavator they were using tipped.  The injuries sustained resulted in the amputation of the leg.   RIDDOR The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) require specific injuries to workers to be […]

6th May 2021

Court Finds Employer Not Liable For Injury

A compensation claim for an injury incurred by an employee of Swallowfield plc whilst manoeuvring a 48kg disused pump has been dismissed in the High Court as the activity being conducted carried no foreseeable risk of personal injury. Dynamic risk assessment The employee in question was an engineering technician, who was hired to conduct maintenance […]

31st March 2021

Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) – What Is It And When Is Health Surveillance Needed?

HAVS is an occupational disease caused by excessive use of vibrating tools.  It develops through gripping on to tools and machinery resulting in the transmission of vibration into the body.  Symptoms include tingling, numbness and loss of strength with damage being irreversible in some cases.  Risk Assessment As with any workplace hazard, vibration exposure needs […]