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13th April 2022

Fatal Fall From Height Results In Prosecution

What’s Happened? A roofer and scaffolder have recently been prosecuted over a fatal fall from the roof of a two-storey terraced house. The incident occurred due to neither contractor putting in place simple preventative measures in place to avoid the incident. Two roofers were working on the property’s roof – a 2 story terraced house […]

6th April 2022

Evacuation Alert Systems

This blog concerns the recently released new standard (BS 8629:2019) which covers ‘the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of evacuation alert systems for use by the Fire and Rescue Service in buildings containing flats.’ which came about after the Grenfell Fire tragedy. What is an evacuation alert system (EAS)? An evacuation alert system is an alarm […]

30th March 2022

HSE Wood Dust Inspection Campaign

What’s Happening From April 2022 the HSE has announced that it will be embarking on a targeted inspection of woodworking businesses across the UK – specifically looking at wood dust control. What is the Aim? The HSE has estimated that there are around 12,00 death per annum attributed to lung diseases which are linked to […]

Scaffolding

16th March 2022

Construction Company Prosecuted After Employee Falls From Height

What’s Happened? A Yorkshire based Roofing and Construction company has recently been prosecuted for breaches of health and safety regulations after an employee sustained multiple injuries when he fell through a gap in scaffolding whilst working on a building in Scarborough. The 20-year-old labourer was working on the roof of the property when he fell […]

Man with a laptop in a court room

3rd March 2022

Fabrication Company Fined After Worker’s Finger is Crushed

What’s Happened? A company that specialises in the manufacture of ventilation ducting has recently been fined £13,000 plus costs after an employee’s hand was drawn into the rotating parts of a machine, resulting in serious injury. It is understood that one of the companies’ apprentice employees was instructed by another apprentice and a trainee on […]

City of London

22nd February 2022

Employment Law Bulletin – February 2022

There have been a number of employment law and HR updates making the news in February. In our latest blog, we take a look at these events. Wales: Suggestion of 4-Day Working Week Trial The Future Generations Commissioner for Wales has called on the Welsh Government to trial a shorter working week. A new report, […]