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Two companies have been fined following an incident where a security guard died after being found lying face down and hypothermic, in deep snow, at a remote hillside in Ayrshire.

Ayr Sheriff Court heard that just after midnight on 22 January 2018, Ronald (Ronnie) Alexander, a 74-year-old security guard employed by Corporate Service Management Limited, was found by Police Scotland’s Mountain Rescue Team at Afton Windfarm, a remote site near New Cumnock. Mr Alexander died later that day having never regained consciousness. Corporate Service Management […]

Are your employees at risk from portable heaters?

The London Fire Brigade has warned that as the weather turns colder, homeworkers are likely to deploy portable heaters.  Portable heaters are used by much of the population in the UK and these number have only increased now more people are working from home. While these portable heaters are not identified as a major hazard, […]

Don’t slip up!

Outdoor surfaces bring extra challenges especially in a wet climate. How can you minimise the risk of slipping and tripping accidents? Wooden decking is especially likely to become slippery in winter, especially if it hasn’t had the chance to dry out inbetween the rain showers. Ice, snow and wet leaves are another hazard when it comes […]

A Bradford-based construction company has been fined after an employee was injured at work leading to significant sight loss in his right eye.

Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how Pearl Services UK Ltd had been contracted to carry out refurbishment of a retail store in Cheetham Hill, Manchester. On the day of the accident employees were erecting PVC hoarding within the store to separate the refurbishment work area from members of the public.  An apprentice decorator who was helping […]