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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 […]

Roofing company and director prosecuted after skylight fall

A roofing and building company, and its director, have been sentenced after an employee fell through a skylight. North East Derbyshire & Dales Magistrates’ Court heard that an employee was carrying out replacement work on the fragile roof of a stable block when he fell through a skylight at Owler Lee Farm, Dronfield. He had […]