News & Updates

Broadcast April 2021

Welcome to this month’s Broadcast. As May is National Wellbeing Month, we start with an article about the impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health; the health and safety contribution concerns RIDDOR and accident reporting; and finally, we cover the importance of ensuring you have the correct asbestos survey. We’ve also included recent news stories and […]

Non-isolated gas supply leads to fatal explosion

An asbestos removal contractor has been fined after a worker was fatally injured and another worker seriously injured in a gas explosion. Hamilton Sheriff’s Court heard how, workers were removing a boiler and pipework, and overspraying walls to remove asbestos residue, at the former Pastoral Centre in Bonkle Road, Newmains in Wishaw. The work was […]

Lack of guarding and training lead to apprentice losing fingers

A manufacturing company has been fined after an apprentice’s hand was caught in machinery. Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard that, a 17-year-old apprentice, who had been working at Amber Industries Limited in Oldham for 18 months, was reaming work pieces using an unguarded pillar drill whilst wearing gloves. The glove on his right hand became entangled […]

Company and director prosecuted for repeated poor standards of site safety spanning 10 years

A buy to let property developer and company director have been fined for poor health and safety standards on their construction site in Cardiff. Cardiff Magistrates’ Court heard that JNR Developers Limited had consistently performed below required health and safety standards over a period of 10 years, despite interventions from HSE and enforcement action to […]

Employee seriously injured in collision with forklift truck in delivery yard

A warehouse and storage company has been fined after an employee sustained serious injuries when he was hit by a forklift truck. Southampton Magistrates’ Court heard how, the delivery driver was in a delivery yard at Driver’s Wharf in Southampton, while his vehicle was being loaded, when he was hit by a forklift truck. He […]