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The Managing Director of a scaffolding company has been fined after an employee died when he was struck from behind by a forklift truck.

Leicester Magistrate’s Court heard how, Shaun Flynn had just finished loading a lorry in the yard of Boss Scaffolding (Northampton) Limited when he was struck from behind by the raised forks of a moving forklift truck. He subsequently died from his injuries. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that Boss Scaffolding director […]

Who’s responsible for your buildings?

If you are leasing/renting a commercial property you will have a lease document which should clearly set out all responsibilities. But there is often a great deal of confusion about who is responsible for what, especially when it comes to legal health and safety requirements: landlord or tenant? And it’s no wonder, because as well […]

Estate management partnership and tenant fined for gas safety breaches

Burghill Farms, a partnership trading as Dalhousie Estates, and Mr Piers Le Cheminant have been fined following an incident where one of the occupants of a holiday cottage was found collapsed in a bathroom heated by a portable cabinet propane gas heater. Forfar Sheriff Court heard that, the victim, Thomas Oliver Hill, was staying with […]