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Broadcast February 2021

Welcome to this month’s Broadcast, which includes articles about whether you can force an employee to have a vaccine, manual handling and first aid at work during the pandemic. H&S UPDATE: Manual Handling – time for a refresh? Manual handling occurs in practically every workplace and encompasses everything from lifting and supporting a load, through […]

Broadcast January 2021

Welcome to this month’s Broadcast, where we have articles from all of our teams, covering Racking, the new HR challenges in 2021, how we’re still delivering training during the pandemic and reducing legionella risk, as well as an update on our Walk to Fork challenge. H&S UPDATE : Racking – the forgotten danger in the […]

MoD accepts Crown Censure over fatal diving incident

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has been issued with a Crown Censure by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a military diver died during training. On 14 November 2018, 26-year-old Marine Benjamin McQueen was brought back to the surface after he became separated from other divers. He was sadly pronounced dead after CPR was […]

£100k fine for manufacturer of plastic tubing after worker was seriously injured

Emtelle UK Limited, a manufacturer of plastic tubing and blown fibre tubing for telecoms and water piping, has been fined after an employee suffered serious injuries to his left hand when it came into contact with the exposed clamp of a socket machine. Jedburgh Sheriff Court heard how an employee was working on a socket […]

£2 million fine after fatal incident using high pressure water jetting equipment

A specialist industrial services company has been fined after a worker suffered a fatal injury whilst cleaning waste-water pipes. Birmingham Magistrates’ Court heard how Joseph McDonald, an employee of Leadec Limited, was using high-pressure water jetting equipment to clear paint residue from pipes in the paint shop at a car manufacturing site in Solihull. During […]