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Remember, remember, it’s the 5th of November…

Remember, remember, it’s the 5th of November…so make sure you remember to implement appropriate controls to reduce the potential for explosions in your workplace! Not quite as catchy as the original, is it? Oh DSEAR. Who needs a DSEAR Assessment? More than you’d think.  Whether you’re a small business or a big organisation, making sure you’re on […]

A manufactures of medical devices for the healthcare industry has been fined for failing to adequately control the risk to its employees from exposure to vibration.

Newport Magistrates’ Court heard that employees of Frontier Plastics Ltd worked at the company’s Blackwood site in Gwent for long periods of time using vibrating tools including strimmers, hedge cutters, grinders, drills and linishers, without suitable controls to reduce the risks.  As a result, two employees, the earliest of which had started at the company […]

National Stress Awareness Day

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact on our daily lives, it’s not suprising to see that businesses and employees have experienced stress in some form. Whether going into work or working from home, the COVID-19 pandemic has probably changed the way we work. Fear and anxiety about this new disease and other strong emotions […]

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 […]