Call us now on 0300 303 5228

Latest from the blog

The latest news from Lighthouse

group of electric scooters

19th July 2023

Fire Risks Of Charging Electric Bikes/Scooters

Introduction Lithium batteries which power e-bikes and e-scooters are the fastest growing fire risk within premises. In London alone, the London Fire Brigade (LFB) revealed their statistics that indicate the emergency services have been called out to a battery fire once every two days. The risk is such that all e-vehicles have been banned from […]

two women inspecting a demolished wall

12th July 2023

HSE Launches Targeted Manufacturing Inspection Initiative

What’s Happening Following on from the HSE’s recent Construction site campaign targeting dust control, inspectors have now begun another targeted inspection initiative – this time with the spotlight focused on manufacturing businesses. The inspections are starting this month (July), and this will involve HSE Inspectors visiting manufacturing sites in order to check that employers and […]

person opening the back of a lorry

5th July 2023

Transport Company Fined After Driver Injured During Unloading

What’s Happened? A transport company has recently been fined over a quarter of a million pounds after a worker fell from a lorry and fractured his skull. The delivery driver had been delivering glass to a customer’s site in Hinckley, Leicestershire when the incident occurred. It transpires that as no forklift truck was available to […]

person handing over a contract and pen over to another person

29th June 2023

Employee Denied Pay Rise Due To Husband’s Salary

Ms Jiang Ping (the Claimant) worked as a Senior Manager in a part-time role at the Respondent (James Duran’s & Sons Ltd) and has recently been successful in a claim for sex discrimination and victimisation after being denied a pay rise due to her husband’s salary. The Claimant commenced employment with the Respondent in 1998. […]

woman taking survey

14th June 2023

Health Surveillance

Introduction In this blog, we lift the lid on the important topic of health surveillance – which is an essential part of ensuring employees’ health is not impacted by their work. Health surveillance is a scheme of repeated health checks which are used to identify ill health caused by work. Typical health risks which require […]

man working on roof

7th June 2023

Bradford Man Sentenced After Employee Falls Through Roof

What’s Happened? A Bradford man has recently been given a suspended prison sentence after an employee sustained life-threatening injuries when he fell 30-feet through a fragile roof and landed on pallets below. Leeds Crown Court heard how the injured employee was working on the roof of a unit in Shipley. However, he fell through the […]

inspector with clipboard

17th May 2023

New Nationwide HSE Inspection Campaign

What’s Happening Starting this week, HSE inspections will be undertaking a targeted Inspection campaign to Construction Sites across the country – with a specific focus on dust control. The Inspections are understood to be continuing throughout May, June and July 2023. As part of this focussed ‘respiratory health’ campaign, HSE will be checking that both […]

fire exit sign

10th May 2023

Director Of Hotel Is Fined For Fire Safety Breaches

What’s Happened? A hotel director has been recently fined for failing to safeguard customers, employees and contractors after blocked fire escapes were found. Officers from Swindon Borough Council’s Food, Health and Safety Team visited the Swandown Hotel in Swindon following complaints from customers regarding health and safety concerns which included blocked fire escapes, damaged electric […]