News & Updates

Broadcast March 2021

Welcome to this month’s Broadcast. As usual, there’s loads of useful information to help keep you all safe and compliant, including a really useful reminder about monitoring the health and safety in your business; electrical equipment testing – the hows and whys; all you need to know about the extended CJRS as well as the […]

Two construction companies fined after working platform failed

Two construction companies have been sentenced following an incident were a working platform failed and a bricklayer using the platform was injured. Durham Crown Court heard how, Dere Street Homes Limited were acting as principal contractor and provided components for a proprietary polypropylene working platform at a new build at Marley Fields, Wheatley Hill, County […]

The end of shielding and what it means for employers

It is anticipated that over the next two weeks, up to 3.79 million clinically extremely vulnerable people in England will be informed via letter that they are no longer advised to shield from Thursday 1 April 2021. This news arrives as more than 9 in 10 clinically extremely vulnerable people have received a first dose […]

Energy company reviews its procedures after a worker falls from height

Energy company, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy Ltd, has been  fined after an agency worker fell 1.8 metres from a blade platform. Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard that, the 30-year-old was working inside one of the turbine blades at the company’s  blade factory in Hull. Inside the blade is a midway platform referred to as the “web”. […]

Worker killed while maintaining high pressure grease track adjusting machine

Specialist plant hire company, Ruislip Plant Ltd, has been fined after a worker was fatally injured whilst undertaking maintenance on a piling rig. Reading Crown Court heard that, Ben Wylie, was assisting the Ruislip Plant Ltd Director Mr Noel Kearney (since deceased) with the maintenance of a high-pressure grease track adjusting mechanism at a construction […]