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Facilities management company fined £200k after an employee was crushed

Facilities management company, Totally Local Company Ltd, has been fined after an employee suffered serious injuries when they were crushed between a ride-on-roller and shipping container during footpath improvement works. Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how,  an employee of Totally Local Company Ltd was seriously injured when a ride-on roller, driven by another employee, reversed into […]

Broadcast September 2020

This month, we discuss the end of the furlough scheme and what the next steps could be, spot checks to see if you’re COVID-secure, and an update on our training offering. As ever, should you have any questions surrounding any of the issues raised, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01427 678 660 or […]

Firm fined £120k after employee fatally crushed, despite previous safety warnings

A company, which manufactures adhesive tape, has been fined after a worker was fatally injured while operating a rewind slitting machine. Luton Magistrates Court heard how, Mr Brett Dolby was operating the machine, designed to cut a large roll of adhesive material into narrower rolls, when he was drawn into an in-running nip between a […]

Three companies sentenced after worker dies during demolition project

Three construction companies have been fined after a worker suffered fatal injuries while demolishing a two-storey building in preparation for a development project. Portsmouth Crown Court heard how David Shayler, an employee of Ryde Demolition Limited, was removing roof timbers by hand with a colleague, when a gable wall partially collapsed causing him to fall […]

HSE is making sure businesses in Greater Manchester are COVID-secure

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is contacting businesses in Greater Manchester to make sure workplaces are COVID-secure to help tackle the local outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. HSE is working alongside Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and local public health authorities to support the understanding of any patterns in the confirmed coronavirus cases in […]