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Engineering firm fined after worker is pulled into manual metal working lathe

Kent Auto Developments Limited, a classic Mini part manufacturing and engineering firm based in Romney Marsh, was sentenced today after a worker suffered injuries after becoming entangled in a metal working lathe. On 10 August 2020, Joshua Halls was completing the process of polishing brake drums for a Mini, rotating on a manual metalworking lathe. Joshua […]

Mining company fined after electricians sustain burns

A mining company has been fined after two electricians suffered severe burns in separate incidents. The owners of Boulby Mine in Saltburn-by-the-Sea were fined £3.6 million  and ordered to pay costs of £185,000 after an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Cleveland Potash Limited (CPL) own the mine, which extracts organic fertiliser known […]

Staying safe while working in hot weather

With the Met Office predicting a hot summer when Britain is likely to be hit by heatwaves and temperatures set to reach the mid 30°Cs, employers must ensure that they keep their employees safe while ensuring that their businesses remain productive during the heatwave. Working in excessive heat is not only uncomfortable but can be […]

More Than Just a Tick Box

I think we’re all guilty at least once in our life of sitting in a classroom or training session and thinking “when am I ever going to use this?!”. But First Aid is a skill that can be lifesaving in or out of the workplace. After a recent experience, our Compliance Manager Natalie Hurdwell had […]

Firefighters left seriously injured in quarry training exercise

A fire service has been prosecuted after two of its firefighters received serious head injuries – with one paralysed from the chest down – after a training exercise. A team of four firefighters from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service were carrying out a rope rescue training exercise at a disused quarry near Buxton on 29th September […]