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Wrexham Council fined £150,000 for health and safety breach

Wrexham Council fined £150,000 for health and safety breach

Wrexham Council has been fined £150,000 after it admitted failing to ensure workers using machinery were not affected by hand-arm vibration syndrome.

A district judge warned the starting point was £400,000 but said he had reduced it because of the...

Posted on 6th Oct 2017 13:25:21 by Unassigned
HSE to conduct surprise safety inspections

HSE to conduct surprise safety inspections

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has warned waste businesses to expect unannounced safety inspections at sites from next week (2 October).

The warning comes after the HSE advised businesses in the waste and recycling...

Posted on 28th Sep 2017 13:05:51 by Unassigned
Bong! Big Ben's four-year silence could end early after Commons agrees new health and safety review

Bong! Big Ben's four-year silence could end early after Commons agrees new health and safety review

The silencing of Big Ben’s bongs could be overturned after a review was ordered into the health and safety reasons behind the controversial decision.

Andrea Leadsom, the Leader of the House of Commons, demanded the rethink at a meeting of the House of Commons...

Posted on 20th Sep 2017 11:54:53 by Unassigned
Operator of Sudbury care home ordered to pay £110,000 after health and safety breaches!

Operator of Sudbury care home ordered to pay £110,000 after health and safety breaches!

The operator of a Sudbury care facility has been ordered to pay £110,000, after being found found guilty of health and safety breaches following the death of an 89-year-old woman,

Chilton Care Homes Ltd pleaded guilty to breaching lifting operations and equipment regulations of the Health...

Posted on 8th Sep 2017 11:45:58 by Unassigned
Why Grenfell Tower has brought a sharp focus on health and safety and led to calls for a rethink on deregulation of laws

Why Grenfell Tower has brought a sharp focus on health and safety and led to calls for a rethink on deregulation of laws

Though often a subject that fails to excite, health and safety shot back into the headlines in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire.

Following the tragedy in June, where at least 80 people died, more than 70 leading organisations and individuals from the UK’s health and safety professions...

Posted on 22nd Aug 2017 11:26:31 by Unassigned

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