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Plymouth landlord puts tenants’ lives at risk with unsafe gas appliances

A landlord from Plymouth has been sentenced after gas appliances at his rental property in Plymouth were found to be ‘Immediately Dangerous’. Plymouth Crown Court heard how the gas appliances in the property on Laira Street were worked on by someone who was not registered with the Gas Safe Register. An investigation by the Health […]

Employee’s foot crushed by stock retrieval system’s 800 kg lift

An employee who was part of a team replacing sensors on an online shopping distribution centre’s automated storage retrieval system (ASRS) lift had to have two toes partially amputated when the lift dropped, trapping his foot. Although the team had activated the emergency stop circuit and assumed this would prevent the machine operating as work […]

Bus driver sentenced after passengers injured

A bus driver has been sentenced after he lost control of the bus he was driving, injuring five of his passengers. Huntingdon Magistrates’ Court heard how, the employee of Cambus Limited trading as Stagecoach East, lost control of the bus he was driving as he negotiated a gap in the guided section of the track. […]

Significant increase in work at height safety breaches and subsequent workplace f

The number of working at height safety breaches on UK construction sites has risen 13% in the past six months, according to the Building Safety Group (BSG). The figures are based on around 10,000 building site inspections carried out by the construction safety body between January and June this year.  They show there were 1,064 […]

Trailer manufacturing company sentenced after worker injured in forklift accident

A Cheshire-based trailer manufacturing company has been fined after a worker was struck by a load on a fork lift truck and left with multiple injuries. Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how an employee of Meredith and Eyre Limited was in the process of lifting a stack of three trailer chassis using a fork lift truck, […]