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Roofing company and director prosecuted after skylight fall

A roofing and building company, and its director, have been sentenced after an employee fell through a skylight. North East Derbyshire & Dales Magistrates’ Court heard that an employee was carrying out replacement work on the fragile roof of a stable block when he fell through a skylight at Owler Lee Farm, Dronfield. He had […]

£120k fine for chemical company after ladder fails

Vertellus Specialties UK Limited has today been fined after an employee fell two metres from a ladder and suffered a serious elbow injury. Carlisle Magistrates’ Court heard that at the company’s site in Northside, Workington, an employee was using a ladder to inspect a steam leak at height when the ladder failed and the employee […]

Broadcast September 2019

This month our H&S Advisor, Shaun Allan, talks about the effects Brexit may have on health and safety practices. Then Joanne Fearon, our HR Advisor, discusses the pros and cons of flexible working – is it the way forward? As ever, should you need any support or advice about these or any other health and […]

Prison sentence for company director after worker impaled on a spike

Hafeez Ghafoor, formerly a director of the now-dissolved landscaping company R K United Ltd, has been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker suffered life changing injuries. Leeds Crown Court heard that, an employee of R K United Ltd was using a lorry loader crane to deliver a load of soil to a new house […]