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News & Updates

Broadcast June 2021

With travel restrictions easing we have your guide to a range of scenarios and questions that may arise with regards to employees wishing to book annual leave to travel abroad. We also cover fixed wire testing as well as accident reporting – all topics relevant to most businesses. Need training? There’s also details about our upcoming […]

Company fined after worker has arm amputated following entanglement in machine

Agricultural machines manufacturer Superior Machines Ltd was fined for safety breaches, after a 68-year-old worker suffered life threatening injuries when he became entangled on a manual lathe. York Magistrates’ Court heard that, the worker became entangled on either the rotating workpiece or the chuck as it rotated. He sustained extensive injuries including a punctured lung, […]

Company fined after apprentices suffer chemical burns

A car dealership has been fined after two apprentices suffered chemical burns. Leicestershire Magistrates’ Court heard how two apprentices were working at Mercedes-Benz of Northampton in Riverside Business Park, cleaning the vehicle ramps in the workshop using a chemical from an unlabelled barrel. The chemical caused burns to their hands and arms, which resulted in […]

Changes to Right to Work in the UK legislation

On the 22 June 2021 the Home Office issued a communication informing employers that their ‘Employer’s Guidance’ has been updated to reflect upcoming changes in right to work in the UK legislation.  These changes, due to come into force on 1 July 2021, specifically affect how an employer will conduct right to work checks for EEA […]