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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 […]

Broadcast July 2021

Flexible Working Unsurprisingly, there has been a substantial increase in homeworking during the pandemic. In 2010 there were around 3% of workers working from home all the time. That figure had risen to 5% before the impact of the pandemic. However, after that point, the figures then rose rapidly in response to the Government’s guidance […]

£43k fine for automotive firm and landlord due to dangerous platform lift

A tyre firm and its landlord have been fined a total of £43,333 after pleading guilty to breaching health and safety legislation. Blues Tyres Birmingham Limited was fined £26,677 fine and ordered to pay £3,751.35p costs and £170 victim surcharge. The firm’s landlord 365 Services Limited was fined £16,666 and ordered to pay £4,000 costs […]

World Suicide Prevention Day

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), over 800,000 people take their own life each year – that’s around 1 person, every 40 seconds. In the UK, that’s more than 6,800 a year. Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy. And we know that suicide is preventable, it’s not […]

Food manufacturer fined after workers are exposed to sulphur dioxide

A food manufacturing company, based in Holbeach Lincolnshire, has been fined after employees were exposed to sulphur dioxide (SO2) gas released as a result of poor planning and unsafe systems of work during the commissioning and operation of a new potato processing line.  Lincoln Magistrates’ Court heard that AH Worth Ltd (formerly known as QV […]

Rubber processing company fined after worker suffers serious injuries

A rubber processing company was fined after a worker’s arm was trapped in machinery. Tameside Magistrates Court heard how, an employee of Marple Polymers Processors Limited was cleaning a stationary conveyor belt on a Banbury mixing machine. Unaware cleaning was taking place, another employee started the conveyor belt system. The original employee’s left arm became trapped […]