The Health & Safety Executive (HSE), the UK regulator for health, safety and well-being at work has released guidance on the reporting of COVID-19 cases in the workplace. Employees must make a report under the Reporting of Injuries Diseases and dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR) when one of the following circumstances applies: An accident or [...]
The following statement has been issued by the Health & safety Executive (HSE) 25th March 2020 COVID -19 – Equipment legally subject to Written Schemes, Statutory Inspections or Thorough Examinations Following the Government’s recent announcement of measures designed to contain the outbreak of COVID-19, HSE is aware of concerns relating to the examination of equipment [...]
Following the recent announcement from the Prime Minister on Monday the government has been lobbied by a number of companies and business groups involved with carrying out statutory examinations in an effort to confirm that Engineer Surveyors can travel as part of their job function. Advice has now been issued by the Department of Business, [...]
In line with recent developments regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the UK and current government advice we have reviewed our procedures regarding customer site visits. As a Company we have a duty to not only our employees but also to our clients and any others that may be affected by our actions to ensure, [...]
A Devon textile manufacturer that shelved plans to repair a machine’s “light curtain” guarding device has appeared in the dock after a 21 year old worker’s hand was drawn between two rotating rollers.
Heathcoat Fabrics, which makes engineered textiles used in PPE, was fined £300,000 after employee Anthony Seward sustained severe crush injuries as he prepared a stenter – a machine that dries cloth – for the next shift. He did not realise that the rollers were on and his left hand was pulled into the machine. As [...]
A woman who advertised a ‘deathtrap’ holiday home on Airbnb has been handed a six-month prison sentence, suspended for 18 months and told to pay nearly £6,000 in fines. The property, belonging to a Jean Hendy, breached fire regulations with: toxic tiles no emergency lighting the wrong locks a fire extinguisher that hadn’t been tested [...]
A property management company has been fined after a resident of Marsden House in Bolton died after falling down a lift shaft. Bolton Crown Court heard how 29 year old Craig Jones and a friend were trapped in a lift and unable to raise the alarm. They attempted a self-rescue by forcing the doors open and sliding out onto the floor below. [...]
The Managing Director of a Derbyshire firm was caught using a "dangerous" machine which "could have exploded" just two hours after it had been condemned by the Health and Safety Inspectorate. Matthew Holmes "put his life and the lives of his employees at risk of death or serious injury" by using the compressed air receiver [...]
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