A Costly Mishap: Metal Company Fined £12,000 for Worker’s Life-Altering Injury

When it comes to workplace safety, cutting corners can have devastating consequences. A recent case involving a metal processing company in Oldbury, West Midlands, serves as a sobering reminder of this fact.

By |2024-05-14T13:57:12+00:00May 14th, 2024|employers|Comments Off on A Costly Mishap: Metal Company Fined £12,000 for Worker’s Life-Altering Injury

Electrical Shock Horror: Company Fined After Worker’s Devastating Injuries

A company has been fined £40,000 after an electrical flash inflicted severe burns on one of its workers.

By |2024-04-30T11:51:29+00:00April 30th, 2024|employers|Comments Off on Electrical Shock Horror: Company Fined After Worker’s Devastating Injuries

Metalworking fluids: Most businesses inspected ‘not doing enough’ to protect workers

Back in September last year, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) announced it was carrying out inspections. Since then more than half of those checks have identified failings.

By |2024-03-27T15:34:12+00:00March 27th, 2024|employers|Comments Off on Metalworking fluids: Most businesses inspected ‘not doing enough’ to protect workers

Why health and safety should be a priority for every business.

Every business has a legal duty to ensure the health and safety of both employees and members of the public. While accidents do happen, adopting a robust approach to workplace health and safety is key to keeping employees safe.

By |2024-01-30T16:13:59+00:00January 30th, 2024|employers|Comments Off on Why health and safety should be a priority for every business.

The Major Threats to Life in the Motor Trade

The annual death rate in the motor vehicle repair industry is 1.6 deaths per 100,000 workers — around four times the average rate across all industries. So, in this potentially hazardous industry it is the task of the employer, to protect workers by identifying the risks and minimising the impact of those risks. Failure to learn from near misses or injuries will risk lives. 

By |2023-12-07T15:58:32+00:00December 7th, 2023|employers, General|Comments Off on The Major Threats to Life in the Motor Trade

Children in the workplace

With many parents working full time, it may become necessary at times to bring young people into places of work, and/or work alongside family at home. This can highlight a number of risks specific to the situation, and we have guidance on following some simple best practices for minimising these risks.

By |2023-09-13T15:35:22+00:00September 13th, 2023|employers, General|Comments Off on Children in the workplace
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