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Goat farming company fined after fatality

Yorkshire Dairy Goats has been fined for safety breaches after a farm worker was run over and fatally wounded. Hull Crown Court heard that on 1 August 2018, 53-year-old Janet McDonald, an employee of Yorkshire Dairy Goats, was struck by a reversing telescopic materials handler vehicle (telehandler) whilst working at St Helen’s Farm in York. […]

Lancashire County Council fined over Hand Arm Vibration issues

Lancashire County Council has been fined after several employees carrying out work in the highways department developed a debilitating nerve condition as a result of failure to control exposure to vibration. Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard that, in February 2019, HSE received a RIDDOR report from Lancashire County Council, relating to the diagnosis of a case […]

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week again and this year The Mental Health Foundation has announced ‘loneliness’ as the theme.

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social wellbeing. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Loneliness affects millions of people in the UK every year […]

Skip hire company fined after employee’s arm was crushed in a conveyor belt

A Bristol based skip hire company has been fined after an employee sustained crush injuries to his arm. Bristol Magistrates’ Court heard that, an employee of Bateman Skips Ltd was asked to repair a conveyor belt feeding the picking station. He was injured when his arm was drawn into the mechanism whilst realigning the belt. […]

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 […]