News & Updates

Broadcast August 2021

This month’s Broadcast includes important contributions from our HR, Health & Safety and Compliance teams, all on the subject of Covid and the impact it continues to have on businesses throughout the UK, from supporting employees with Long-Covid, continuing to manage the risk of contamination (this includes an updated Risk Assessment template for you) and […]

Company fined after several workers contracted occupational disease

Construction company Peter Duffy Ltd was sentenced today for safety breaches after multiple employees were diagnosed with Hand Arm Vibration (HAVS). Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard that the company reported seven cases of HAVS between November 2016 and August 2018. All of the workers involved had been carrying out ground works involving vibrating tools. Many of […]

Ship building company fined after employee killed by falling steel post

A Merseyside shipbuilding and repair company has been fined after an employee was fatally injured when struck by a 31-foot steel post. Liverpool Magistrates’ Court heard how, the 23-year-old employee and four other workers of Carmet Marine Limited had been adapting or ‘regulating’ the bogie, which is used to land and launch vessels on and […]

A sad day for Thomas the ‘Tank’ Engine

Legionella risk exists in all types of water system, in all types of property, premises or as has been highlighted today, in what might seem to be an ‘unexpected place’. However, as the law says we have to protect against ‘foreseeable risk’ is anywhere really ‘unexpected’? And have you taken the necessary steps to protect […]

Construction company fined for repeated health and safety failings

Construction company, Urban Living Constructions Limited, has been fined following a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspection which identified numerous health and safety failings. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard that an inspection of a construction site in Roseneath Road, London (SW11) on 5 August 2019 identified numerous health and safety breaches. These included locations on site […]