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Employment law updates: important changes for employers

On the 6th April 2022 the Home Office issued a communication informing employers that their ‘Employer’s Guidance’ has been updated to reflect the latest changes in the UK’s right to work legislation.  These changes specifically affect how an employer will conduct right to work checks for individuals that have a Biometric Residence Permit or a […]

Chemical company fined after worker suffered burns

Robert McBride Ltd was sentenced for safety breaches after a 31-year-old worker suffered 13 per cent superficial burns to his right arm and hand following the ignition of flammable vapours at the company’s site in Hull. Beverley Magistrates’ Court heard that, a batch of hairspray was being mixed in a 10,000 litre stainless steel mixing […]

Hospitality venues urged to arrange checks for outdoor installations ahead of busy period

Pubs, restaurants and other hospitality venues are being urged to make sure electrical installations and electrical equipment for use in outdoor spaces are safe as they enter the spring and summer season. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is working with both representatives from the hospitality industry and local authority enforcement officers to increase awareness and […]

Let’s talk about Asbestos

It’s Global Asbestos Awareness Week (#GAAW2022), so we want to raise awareness along with one of the UK’s leading Asbestos Training authorities – UKATA  And, as it’s the Health & Safety Show at the NEC, if you’re attending, now would be the perfect time to pop along to stand 4/H101 and ask Natalie and Faye from SK Compliance (PAT Test UK) and SK Training all of your asbestos, […]

Company fined after worker died following fall from shipping container

A transport and haulage company was sentenced after a worker died after falling from the rear of a transport shipping container. Newcastle Magistrates’ Court heard that, J R Adams (Newcastle) Limited employee Keith Robson was involved in the task of unloading goods from the transport shipping container, which was on the back of a large […]