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15th May 2018

What’s the Deal with Racking Inspections?

What’s the Deal with Racking Inspections?… This issue is applicable to many clients and is one routinely identified by our consultants during recent site visits. An industry body which advises on the safety of storage systems has recently produced guidance on the best practice for carrying out a pallet racking inspection. What advice does it […]

24th April 2018

Contractor Handed £50K Fine for Shoddy Site

What’s Happened? A contractor carrying out some refurbishment extension works at a site has recently been fined more than £50,000 after a routine HSE inspection found a series of serious safety breaches. The court heard that PVAD Limited was the contractor controlling works at a construction site in London when it received a routine inspection […]

6th March 2018

Firm Fined £20K After Worker’s Injury

A manufacturing company has recently been fined £20,000 with costs of £1,750 after a worker lost his finger after it got caught whilst operating a metalwork fabrication machine. The court heard how an employee of A J Metal Products Limited was injured after his glove caught in the rollers of a machine, pulling his index […]

25th May 2017

HSE fines company and general manager despite no injury or ill health

The HSE has fined a company and its general manager for failing to upkeep health and safety standards, having previously issued multiple Improvement Notices. Cambridge Timbertec Ltd had received six improvement notices and written advice following an HSE visit. Initially, the firm had complied with these notices but had then allowed standards to slip. A […]

3rd January 2017

Stepladder fall costs Volvo £900,000 Fine

Car Giant Volvo has recently been prosecuted £900,000, ordered it to pay costs of £5,820 after an employee was seriously injured following a fall from stepladders at their Truck and Bus Depot in Enfield, North London. The technician was servicing a lorry owned by delivery firm DHL when he identified that the access rope to […]