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Royal Mail fined after worker suffered injuries

The Royal Mail Group Limited has been fined £50,000 after a worker’s foot was run over by a reach truck in a bundling warehouse. Medway Magistrates Court heard how an incident happened at the Royal Mail Group Limited (RMG) bundling centre in Rochester where a worker stepped out into an aisle and another worker, who […]

Company fined after worker falls

An Exeter roofing company has been fined after one of its employees fell through a roof light. The employee of Haran Limited fell around 3 metres through the roof and onto the ground below, injuring his head, wrist and hip in the process, North and East Devon Magistrates’ heard. He and two colleagues had been […]

Businessman receives fine after employee fall

The businessman, named Phillip Posnett, has been fined after one of his employees feel through a fragile sky light while working the roof of a farm building. Mr Posnett’s employee, Ian Kirby, fell when he was replacing broken tiles on the roof, Liverpool Magistrates’ Court heard. After completing repairs on the roof ridge, Mr Kirby […]

HSE Business Plan for 2016/17 published

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has published its business plan for 2016/17 which outlines their objectives for the coming year, and what they aim to deliver. The HSE are committed to: leading and engaging those who undertake or influencing health and safety. Through guidance, raising awareness and leadership we will seek to change behaviour; […]

Emergency evacuation association launched

A new membership body designed to represent the emergency evacuation sector has been launched by the Fire Protection Association (FPA). The Emergency Evacuation Association (EEA)  will offer members publications, guidance and advice to safeguard the interests of organisations from all sectors and industries that have an interest or responsibility in emergency evacuation. The EEA will provide a unified […]

HSE publishes new health and safety system strategy

Following an engagement programme and discussions about the new strategy for Great Britain’s occupational health and safety system, the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) have published their new health and safety system strategy ‘Help Great Britain work well’. The Helping Great Britain work well strategy sets out the priority themes to focus on over the […]

Aldi fined £100k for health and safety failings

The global discount supermarket chain Aldi has been fined £100k following an incident where an employee was injured by an unsecured smoking shelter. In October 2014, at Aldi’s Faverdale Distribution Centre in Darlington, a gust of wind blew an unsecured smoking shelter into a  group of employees, injuring one. The smoking shelter had been moved […]

Changes to Hazardous Waste Regulations

Current regulations state that businesses in England producing or holding more than 500kg of hazardous waste (in any 12-month period) must register their premises with the Environmental Agency. However from the 1st April 2016, these rules will change. Businesses have a duty of care to ensure that any hazardous waste that they produce or handle causes no harm […]

Draft ISO 45001 published for comment

The draft international standard (DIS) for ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems – Requirements with guidance for use has been published by BSi and is available on their website for review and comment until April 2016. ISO 45001 will eventually replace OHSAS 18001 as a full international standard, and will provide a clear framework […]