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17th August 2017

Two companies fined as worker falls from height

Two Hampshire-based companies have been fined after a 42-year old man died following a roof fall. What happened? Bournemouth Crown Court heard that on 20 July 2012 a sub-contractor working for Quality 1st Building Services Ltd was undertaking remedial work to a roof at a domestic property in Ringwood, Hampshire. He was on the roof […]

17th August 2017

Contractor sentenced after a homeowner is exposed to asbestos

A Wigan building contractor has recently appeared in court and been fined a total of £7,950 after exposing a homeowner and her family to asbestos while carrying out a garage conversion. What’s happened? Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard that Anthony McGrath, trading as Winstanley Construction, carried out asbestos removal work during the conversion when he was […]

4th August 2017

Updated guidance on the steps to take when an employee tells you they’re pregnant…

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has reviewed and updated its guidance for employers on managing the risks faced by pregnant workers and new mothers recently. Decision Making Flowchart The new guidance further emphasises the need for regular communication between employee and employer and promotes a decision making flow chart devised for assistance. The changes […]

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