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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 […]

Staying safe while working in a ceiling void

False ceilings create a handy space to conceal structural elements of the building and pipes and cables. But when these installations require maintenance or alteration, what hazards should you take into account? When work takes place in a ceiling void the overriding difficulty is in gaining safe access. Traditionally you might choose a stepladder for this work, […]

20th March 2020 Coronavirus Update

In these difficult times, we wanted to let you know that it’s very much business as usual here at Stallard Kane. We have implemented different lines of communication (e.g. Skype / telephone) for all of our staff so that we can continue to manage your compliance (e.g. by conducting telephone audits). Our #oneoftheteam personal service […]