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25th August 2020

Poor Lighting in Stairwell Leads to Death of Pensioner

80 year old Frank Finnie was discovered at the bottom of a fire escape stairwell of Aberdeen Indoor Market in June 2018. An investigation into the circumstances around his death found that the management company of the shopping centre – Market Village Company Ltd, had failed to maintain the lighting in the stairwell and that […]

18th August 2020

HSE Focus on Manchester based Businesses

What’s Happening? The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is contacting businesses in Greater Manchester to make sure workplaces are COVID-secure to help tackle the local outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. Inspectors will be carrying out spot checks of workplaces across Greater Manchester, putting employers on the spot, and making sure that they are complying with […]


12th August 2020

Be Careful when Diving in the (Considerably Large) Talent Pool

The Manchester restaurant ‘20 Stories’ received over one thousand applications for a receptionist job within twenty-four hours of posting the role, highlighting the lack of positions available and the considerable rise in unemployment.  It is likely that such a large talent pool provides opportunities for businesses to have their pick of many highly qualified candidates; […]


4th August 2020

Engaging with Relationships at Work

The marriage discrimination provisions of the Equality Act 2010 largely reflect the protection afforded from discrimination for married persons as set out in the original Sex Discrimination Act 1975.  Marriage and civil partnership discrimination occur when there is direct discrimination, indirect discrimination, or victimisation on the basis of the union. Compensation is uncapped and not […]

28th July 2020

Final Furloughed Health & Safety Team Members to Return in August

Following 4 month of phased returns, Lighthouse Risk Services LLP are poised to welcome back the final two members of our Health & Safety consultancy and administration team members from furlough for the week commencing 3rd August 2020.  Health & Safety consultant Steve Bamber who has specialisms in First Aid Training delivery, Fire Risk Assessments […]

22nd July 2020

HSE Target Yorkshire in COVID Compliance Spot-Check Campaign

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) have stated that they will be making checks on Yorkshire employers to ensure that they are aware of their obligations to comply with the Safer Workplace guidance issued in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The official HSE statement confirmed that ‘Inspectors are out and about visiting businesses across […]


15th July 2020

Health & Safety Consultant Prosecuted for Poor Advice

A Health & Safety Consultant has been prosecuted for providing inadequate advice to one of his clients. Clive Weal fell foul of Section 3(2) of the Health & Safety at Work Act, requiring a self-employed person to conduct their undertaking in such a way as to ensure that they and others are not exposed to […]

CCTV Camera - employers monitoring employees

1st July 2020

CCTV – Every step you take, I’ll be watching you?

Employers may take steps to monitor employees using CCTV, bag searches, drug testing, or checks on websites or emails.  The extent of the monitoring should be set out clearly in the employee handbook/contract of employment and should not be a surprise to the employee; the employer should also ensure that the monitoring is compliant with […]