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Broadcast November 2020

Welcome to this month’s Broadcast, where we have two articles from our Health & Safety team, covering lots of advice around coping with the pandemic, with some specifically for schools. Dan, from our HR Team sets out the guidance for employing non-UK citizens after Brexit, and finally, the Compliance Team talks through which of their […]

Broadcast October 2020

Welcome to this month’s Broadcast, where our team members from all parts of the business cover topics such as training courses, including our Face Fit Testing Open Day, the affects of COVID-19 on mental health and wellbeing, the correct disposal of COVID-19 contaminated waste, and the need for Legionella risk assessments. As ever, should you […]

Sawmill firm sentenced after serious hand injury

A company has been fined £20,000 after a worker was seriously injured when his hand came into contact with a rotating bandsaw blade, due to insufficient safety measures. Blackpool Magistrates’ court heard how, the employee was working on a multi-head bandsaw machine at P Irving & Sons Ltd sawmill in Carnforth, when the pipes supplying […]

Broadcast December 2020

Welcome to this month’s Broadcast, where we have a message from one of our Directors and updates from our HR, Compliance and Health & Safety teams. Well, that wasn’t quite the 20th year in business we were expecting! Buying a new company in February before heading into a lockdown in March certainly wasn’t in the business […]

A stark warning about the danger of wearing gloves when using certain equipment

L.S. Starrett Company Limited, a precision tool manufacturer, has been fined after an employee’s index finger was severed and his thumb deeply lacerated in an incident involving a radial arm drilling machine. Jedburgh Sheriff Court heard that, the hole saw operator was using a radial arm drilling machine when his glove became entangled, resulting in […]

Roofers made to work with no means of fall protection!

A roofing contractor has been fined after a health and safety inspector came across two workers jet washing a steeply pitched roof on a house without adequate protection.  Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard that, a HSE inspector observed the employees of Improvearoof LLP on the roof of a detached property in Hale Barns using two powerful […]