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Broadcast August 2019

This month our H&S Advisor, Andrew Mellor, looks at Legionnaires’ Disease – who’s at risk, how to avoid it, what measures you must put in place and how we can help. Then Stefan Atkinson, our HR Advisor, talks about disabilities in the workplace and covers the support available to help you avoid discrimination and conform […]

Engineering company fined after apprentice injured on bending machine

An engineering company has been fined after an apprentice suffered serious hand injuries when he was drawn into machinery. Cannock Magistrates’ Court heard how the 19-year-old apprentice was forming a piece of sheet metal into a radius using a three-roll bending machine. He was wearing gloves when his hand was drawn in by the in-running […]

£300k fine for construction company after worker dies in fall from height

A London-based construction company was today sentenced for safety breaches after a worker was killed. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how a Formation Construction Limited employee was using a concrete breaker at Tech West House, Warple Way in Acton to make an opening for a stairwell when he fell 7.5 metres, sustaining fatal head injuries. An […]

£48k fine for Brighouse company after worker struck by falling object

Halifax Rack and Screw Cutting Co Ltd has been sentenced  for safety breaches after a worker was struck on the head and suffered temporary blindness and longer term vision problems. Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard how the worker was hit by a heavy object falling from racking. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found […]