News & Updates

Are you throwing money away?

Running a business is harder than ever right now, what with coming out of the pandemic, supply issues and now the seemingly daily rise in energy prices, so, while not strictly a ‘health and safety’ topic, we thought we’d offer a bit of friendly advice on how to save some money where you can, with […]

The Government’s U-turn on care homes

Back in July 2021 the Government announced it was bringing in legislation to make it compulsory for any employee working in a care home or any person entering the premises of the care home, to be double vaccinated against COVID-19. This meant by 11th November 2021 any employee who had not had two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine […]

It’s not just Alligators that bite! 

By Julie Smith, Health & Safety Advisor  A recent news story caught my eye regarding the zoo keeper who was bitten by an alligator. If you are wondering what this has to do with health and safety then read on… The zoo keeper was carrying out a task that she had done numerous times – […]

Spring manufacturer sentenced after worker severs fingers

A spring manufacturing company has been fined after an employee had two fingers of his right hand severed whilst attempting to lubricate a bandsaw. Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how, a labourer employed by Hanson Springs Ltd in Rochdale was assisting in the cutting back department to cut sections of steel spring using a vertical bandsaw […]

Company fined after worker suffered fall from height

Infiniti Roofing and Construction Ltd has been sentenced for breaches of safety regulations after an employee fell through a gap in scaffolding and sustained multiple injuries whilst working on a building at Havers Hill, Eastfield, Scarborough. York Magistrates’ Court heard that, a 20-year-old labourer who was working on the roof, fell three metres through a […]