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It’s Mental Health Awareness Week again and this year The Mental Health Foundation has announced ‘loneliness’ as the theme.

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social wellbeing. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Loneliness affects millions of people in the UK every year […]

Skip hire company fined after employee’s arm was crushed in a conveyor belt

A Bristol based skip hire company has been fined after an employee sustained crush injuries to his arm. Bristol Magistrates’ Court heard that, an employee of Bateman Skips Ltd was asked to repair a conveyor belt feeding the picking station. He was injured when his arm was drawn into the mechanism whilst realigning the belt. […]

Soft furnishings company fined after employee injured by unguarded machinery

We often state that training is an essential part of a robust health and safety management system, and this story from HSE is a prime example of when a lack of training leads to injury and a hefty fine for the directors. This, like many others, was a totally avoidable incident – the employee should […]

Food manufacturing company fined after worker falls from ladder

A jam and preserve manufacturer has been prosecuted after a worker sustained multiple fractures after falling from a ladder. Llandudno Magistrates’ court heard how on the 6 April 2020, a worker was installing a security camera on the outside of The Clarendon Food Company Limited production building in Pwllheli, using an unsecured ladder. The ladder […]

Property Management Company fined following a gas explosion

Holt Estates England Ltd has been fined after a homeowner sustained burns when gas escaping from an open-ended pipe ignited. North Somerset Magistrates’ Court heard that following pre-sale refurbishment work at a property in Chard a gas cooker was disconnected from the gas pipe, but the pipe was not sealed off properly leaving an open-ended […]