News & Updates

Construction company fined after worker suffered multiple fractures

Britcon (UK) Ltd have been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker was struck by a falling load from a mechanical excavator. Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard that Britcon (UK) Ltd were appointed as a contractor to construct a surge pit as part of a renewal and refurbishment project at the McCain’s Foods (GB) Limited site […]

Broadcast September 2021

This month’s Broadcast covers the end of the Job Retention Scheme (furlough) and one of the unfortunate consequences – redundancies. And, as it is Back care Awareness Week next week, we discuss how to look after your back, whether working from home or in the workplace. There’s also a link to our free extended toolbox […]

Contractor fined after employee falls from scaffolding

A shopfitting company has been fined after an employee suffered multiple fractures after falling fifteen feet from scaffolding. Manchester Magistrates Court heard how, an employee of TA Knox Shopfitters Ltd was working from a tower scaffold at the front of the Footasylum Store in the Trafford Centre, Manchester, when the scaffold moved throwing him off […]

Kitchen manufacturing company fined after worker injured by machinery

Kitchen manufacturing company Omega PLC were sentenced for safety breaches after a worker severely injured their finger in unguarded machinery. Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard that, the worker was processing wood panels on an edge-banding machine at a kitchen unit manufacturing factory in Doncaster. A panel became stuck in the process. When the worker accessed the […]

Let’s work together to promote inclusion in the workplace

#NationalInclusionWeek2021 is upon us, starting today and ending on 3rd October 2021. The week is a platform, a celebration and an opportunity to really bring inclusionary focused practices to the forefront, which is especially important to employers and employees. During the pandemic we have seen a number of high-profile incidents and movements through the media with respect […]