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When The Fun Of The Fair Becomes Deadly Serious
When The Fun Of The Fair Becomes Deadly Serious

The thrill of the fair is often in the exhilaration that comes from being frightened. But the one thing we expect is to be safe. Fear within the confines of…

Health And Safety That’s Hard To Believe
Health And Safety That’s Hard To Believe

Whilst there are times when accidents at work occur in previously unconsidered or unusual circumstances, there are also occasions when working practices simply beggar belief. There have been a couple…

When Can Health And Safety Rules Be Broken?
When Can Health And Safety Rules Be Broken?

The answer is when there are no longer rules. Contrary to what some people believe, health and safety is not a fixed set of immoveable rules cast in stone and…

Food Industry Continues To Offer Serious Health And Safety Concerns
Food Industry Continues To Offer Serious Health And Safety Concerns

This week we have heard yet another example of a food company failing to ensure appropriate safety guards were in place and working, resulting in yet another hand injury. This…

Safety Failings at Engineering Firm Results in Prosecution by the HSE

An engineering firm in Southampton has been fined after one of their employees was seriously injured. The worker, Paul Thornton, was operating an aluminium casting machine at the time of…

Dangerous Excavations Leads to Fine for Construction Firm

Excavation Work A construction firm have been fined after a Health and Safety Executive investigation found serious safety problems in relation to some excavation work that was being carried out…

Bus Hits Worker!

Abba Scrap Metal, a steel metal firm, has recently been prosecuted by the HSE after one of their employees was seriously injured when a bus hit him while being moved…

Health and Safety Actions for Small and Medium Sized Businesses

If you run a small or medium sized business you will need to work harder on your health and safety to keep in control. Whether you have a board of…

Coronation Street

A story line in Coronation Street has been praised thanks to their efforts in raising the awareness of the Gas Safety Register. The storyline was created with the help of…

Sentence for Two Companies Responsible for the Death of Scaffolding Worker

Two firms have been sentenced at Swansea Crown Court after a worker was killed when he fell from a height while working on a building site. Carillion Construction, a major…

The Risks of Occupational Illnesses

Annual Health and Safety Statistics The HSE released their annual health and safety statistics back at the end of October. The figures were promising as they showed that there was…

Do You Need Risk Assessments for Cleaning the Office?

Workplace Risk assessments are required for all jobs, even if you have been performing the same tasks for many years. When you are an employer you will need to establish…

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