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22nd June 2022

Landlord Found Guilty of Multiple Fire Safety Breaches

What’s Happened? The Landlord of two properties in South Wales has recently been found guilty of 21 offences relating to fire safety following the conclusion of a week-long Jury trial at Cardiff Crown Court. The offences were significant to life safety, numerous fire safety breaches were identified which included:- Failure to maintain working fire alarms […]

Furniture Manufacturer Fined After No Risk Assessment

15th June 2022

Furniture Manufacturer Fined £150K Due To Lack of Risk Assessment

What’s Happened? A North Wales company that manufactures sofas and chairs has recently been prosecuted after failing to ensure that employees’ exposure to the risks from vibrating tools was sufficiently risk assessed and managed. It transpires that the company had not carried out a thorough risk assessment, didn’t have adequate control measures to manage exposure […]

Engineering firm fined for fatal accident

18th May 2022

Engineering Firm Fined £500K After Fatal Crush Incident

What’s Happened? A Lancashire based engineering company has recently been fined £500,000 with costs of £145,487 following a fatal incident concerning one of their employees during the maintenance of machinery. The company specialises in the manufacture of containers and drums for the nuclear, aerospace and medical industries. An employee of the business was understood to […]

Menopause in the workplace

27th April 2022

Menopause In The Workplace

Research by BUPA concluded that almost a million workers left their jobs before the pandemic due to experiencing menopause symptoms. A further poll by Research without Borders found the primary reasons for those leaving the workforce. These included the high pressures placed on them, the lack of flexible working arrangements to manage their symptoms, and a lack […]

20th April 2022

Landlord Given £40k Fine For Fire Safety Failings

What’s Happened? A landlord and the Responsible Person for an office block in Bedford have recently been fined over £40,000 relating to a number of breaches of the Fire Safety Order. A site audit of the property was undertaken by Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s (BFRS) resulted in various deficiencies being identified. As such, both […]