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HSE will be carrying out its latest inspection initiative in October

The new HSE inspection initiative will run from Monday 5th October to Friday 30th of October, and its main focus will be on respiratory risks and COVID security on construction sites. The purpose of this initiative is twofold:To support HSE’s continuing strategy to improve the health of construction workers.To align with the wider government agenda […]

£100k fine for manufacturer of plastic tubing after worker was seriously injured

Emtelle UK Limited, a manufacturer of plastic tubing and blown fibre tubing for telecoms and water piping, has been fined after an employee suffered serious injuries to his left hand when it came into contact with the exposed clamp of a socket machine. Jedburgh Sheriff Court heard how an employee was working on a socket […]

Health & Safety Executive cracks down on dust

Health and safety inspectors across Great Britain will be targeting construction firms to check that their health standards are up to scratch during a month-long inspection initiative, starting on Monday 5 October 2020. This is the fourth health-focused initiative of its kind. As in previous years, inspections will focus on respiratory risks and occupational lung […]

Scaffolding company and director fined following fall from height fatality

Wembley Scaffolding Services Limited has been fined following an incident where a worker fell five metres and suffered a fatal head injury. Southwark Crown Court heard how two operatives were dismantling a scaffold on Cricklewood Broadway, London, during this process the scaffold collapsed resulting in one of the operatives falling at least five metres onto […]

£2 million fine after fatal incident using high pressure water jetting equipment

A specialist industrial services company has been fined after a worker suffered a fatal injury whilst cleaning waste-water pipes. Birmingham Magistrates’ Court heard how Joseph McDonald, an employee of Leadec Limited, was using high-pressure water jetting equipment to clear paint residue from pipes in the paint shop at a car manufacturing site in Solihull. During […]