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£133,000 fine after multiple health and safety failures resulted in worker’s amputations

 Leicestershire based aluminium extrusion company has been fined after an employee suffered serious hand and leg injuries. Leicester Magistrates’ Court heard how an employee of Boal UK Limited and four others were carrying out maintenance work to an aluminium extrusion machine. They were placing a new stem in place using a chain mesh sling. The […]

Broadcast October 2019

This month our H&S Advisor, Matt Ellis, talks about how to ensure public firework displays run smoothly by using proper planning. Much of the advice translates to smaller family and friend events too, so it’s well worth a read. Then Darci Vivian, our newest HR Advisor, discusses Brexit and its impact on the workplace. Much […]

Under-qualified NDT technician fined after rollercoaster derails

A self-employed Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) technician has been fined after a train from a fairground ride he carried out NDT testing on subsequently derailed from the track and crashed to the ground. Hamilton Sheriff Court heard that William Testo, an NDT technician tested the assembled Tsunami rollercoaster at M & D (Leisure) Limited, Strathclyde Country Park. He […]

Changing employees’ contracts of employment

Sky News recently ran an article entitled ‘12,000’ Asda staff currently face sack in bitter contract dispute. It is a complex issue that the company is facing, so we asked our Senior HR Advisor, Ben Crawford, to give us his thoughts and advice on the subject… Ben CrawfordSenior HR Advisor From time to time, and […]

£1.275 million fine for recycling plant after key system was overridden

A waste recycling company has been fined after an employee lost part of his arm in a conveyor belt. Lincoln Crown Court heard that the employee of Mid-UK Recycling Ltd was working as a line operator in the building known as Unit 4 MRF (Material Recovery Facility). On the morning of the incident, blockages had occurred on […]