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Ask yourself – would you know what to do in a medical emergency?

After a slightly more dramatic weekend than any of us would have liked, I got to thinking about the importance of having at least a basic understanding not just of first aid, but also the use of a defibrillator. Please be assured that the family member in question is ok and yet again I’ve said […]

What can we learn from fatalities and serious injuries in the workplace?

The UK government regulator for health and safety, the ‘Health and Safety Executive’ (HSE), are often critical of missed opportunities to learn from near misses and other incident data.  However, Stallard Kane’s Health and Safety advisors see many positive outcomes from compliance visits throughout our UK client base showing good practice. Naturally, businesses want to […]

Employment status – what you need to know

An individual’s employment status defines the rights and protections they are entitled to receive at work. As a result, employment status directly affects the responsibilities and obligations of an employer.  With a view of ensuring an employer does not breach an individual’s employment rights, it is essential that the employer has at least a basic […]

Sea food processing company fined after fatality involving forklift

A sea food processing company has been fined after a worker died following injuries sustained when she was run over by a forklift Lerwick Sheriff Court heard on 31 January 2018, that Karen Allen’ an employee of QA Fish Ltd suffered significant leg injuries as a pedestrian, following a vehicular collision in Scalloway, Shetland. A […]

Two men sentenced after worker suffers fatal injuries after falling through fragile roof

Two men have been fined and received suspended sentences after a worker fell over five metres through fragile roof panels suffering injuries that subsequently proved fatal. Newcastle Crown Court heard that on 16 November 2015, the worker was carrying out over-cladding work, involving the installation of new roofing material over an existing fragile asbestos cement […]