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Fork Lift Truck Health and Safety

1st February 2019

Got a Fork Lift Truck On Site? – Best Read On Then…

What’s Happened? At the back end of last year, the HSE prosecuted several companies – all of which failed to manage the risk of forklift trucks (FLTs) on their sites. We take a look at what kind of mistakes were made, and how to avoid falling foul of HSE requirements when operating FLTs. First Case […]

Health & Safety Christmas Decorations

13th December 2018

A Christmas Warning…..!

What’s Happened? A Staffordshire social club has recently been fined £20,000 after a volunteer fell from a ladder while putting away some Christmas decorations. A member of The Lea Hall Social Club in Rugeley, was putting extra decorations back in the club’s loft when the loft ladder gave way dropping him two metres on to […]

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 […]

24th April 2018

Huge Fine after fall from Ladder

What’s Happened? Bradford based double glazing company Safestyle UK has recently been fined a whopping £850,000 after a worker fell from a ladder during an installation at a customer’s home resulting in a fracture to his lower leg. Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard how a window installer working for Safestyle UK, was attempting to install a […]

20th February 2018

New First Aid Guidance for 2018 from HSE

The HSE has recently updated some of its guidance material that covers first aid at work. What has changed and what should you do with this information…..? The HSE has published an updated version of its first aid at work (reference INDG347). It has been updated to cover current best practice advice on basic advice […]

19th February 2018

Retailer and Contractor fined after customers injured

A retail company and contractor have recently been fined at total of £640,000 following two separate incidents involving elderly customers. What happened and what should have been done to prevent this……. What happened? In January 2016, High Street Retailer Martin McColl Ltd (M). engaged a contractor to install a concrete disabled ramp at the entrance […]