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Poor planning leads to worker falling through roof light

Property partnership Alex Brewster and Sons has been fined £4,000 after an employee fell through a roof light. Edinburgh Sheriff Court heard how, two employees were removing roofing panels from a derelict shed in Midlothian. One of the workers stepped on to a roof light, which gave way causing him to fall to the floor […]

Construction firms fined after presence of asbestos not communicated to contractors

A construction company and a property management company have both been fined after failing to manage asbestos safely during a refurbishment of a former office block in Stockport. Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how Samer Constructions Limited had been contracted by Swift Property Management MCR Ltd to refurbish the property in Hazel Grove, Stockport. Materials containing […]

Bad practise of emptying bins into skips using a forklift leads to serious injuries

A carpet sample book manufacturer has been fined after two workers were seriously injured in an incident where a forklift truck crashed into an onsite refuse skip. Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how, three workers at Profile Patterns Limited had been emptying waste from plastic bins at their site in Wigan. They were using a forklift […]

It’s National Apprenticeship Week – time to #BuildTheFuture

National Apprenticeship Week is held every year, and even though times are strange at the moment, taking on apprentices is still something that every business should consider. Hiring an apprentice is a productive and effective way to grow talent and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce. Did you know… You can employ apprentices at different levels, from school leavers […]