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Recruitment: the challenges ahead

Before Brexit, Covid-19 and the recent widespread increase in the cost of fuel, recruitment was always a matter that required specific attention and resource to effectively find the best employees suited to your business.  Recruitment can always be challenging, but the landscape created and left by the political, biological and economic factors above, has meant […]

Fee for Intervention (FFI) hourly charges are going up too! 

The HSE has announced another rise in the Fee for Intervention (FFI) scheme’s hourly charges. The changes took effect on 1stApril 2022, with the fee increasing from £160 to £163 per hour.  The surge is the latest of several increases since the original £124 in 2012 when the fee was first introduced.  What is Fee […]

Engineering firm sentenced after fatal incident

An engineering company specialising in the manufacture of containers and drums for the nuclear, aerospace and medical industries has been sentenced after a worker was fatally injured. Preston Crown Court heard that on 21 May 2018, Whilst working at Graham Engineering’s site in Whitehalls Industrial Estate, Colin Willoughby was lying on his back, underneath the raised […]

Soft furnishings company fined after employee injured by unguarded machinery

We often state that training is an essential part of a robust health and safety management system, and this story from HSE is a prime example of when a lack of training leads to injury and a hefty fine for the directors. This, like many others, was a totally avoidable incident – the employee should […]

Food manufacturing company fined after worker falls from ladder

A jam and preserve manufacturer has been prosecuted after a worker sustained multiple fractures after falling from a ladder. Llandudno Magistrates’ court heard how on the 6 April 2020, a worker was installing a security camera on the outside of The Clarendon Food Company Limited production building in Pwllheli, using an unsecured ladder. The ladder […]