, ,

App of the Month - September - WorkerSafety Pro

Simple. Powerful. Safety. Improve the safety of your employees and contractors at risk using specially built apps for the phone they already carry. Workers can now be protected whether they work at height, work alone, or in dangerous environments,…
, , ,

Head and Eye Protection become one with the new EVO®VISTA™ Helmet from JSP

The new EVO®VISTA™ Helmet is an innovative next generation feature rich helmet which incorporates a fully retractable optical class 1 faceshield or overspec within the helmet. JSP’s Research and Development team were inspired by feedback…
,

PDR Construction fined £225,000 for KFC roof fall

PDR Construction Limited and a roofing subcontractor have been fined more than £225,000 after a worker fell through a roof while building a KFC drive-thru. An HSE picture of the accident scene Teesside Crown Court heard…
,

The case for putting senior managers in the dock

More directors and managers are being prosecuted for health and safety offences. Why is this and will it lead to safer workplaces?  In April this year, the Sentencing Council, which produces advice on sentencing for courts in England and…
,

Possibly worthy of a Darwin Award!

Workers caught breaking floor they were standing on A contractor has been fined after workers were caught breaking out a floor they were standing on with no safety measures in place. An HSE picture of some of the risks on site Westminster…
,

Company fined following multiple safety failings on construction site

A construction company has today been fined after failing to ensure the safety and welfare of workers on site during the renovation of a property. Preston Magistrates’ Court heard how, between 12 December 2015 and 14 June 2018, Navkaar…
,

Solar panel company fined £40,000 after worker falls through skylight

A solar panel company has been fined after a worker fell through a skylight during the installation of solar panels on a farm workshop in East Sussex. Brighton Magistrates Court heard how, on the 23 July 2018, an employee of SolarUK Limited…
,

Electric gate company fined £30,000 after boy was fatally crushed

Electric gate manufacturers who made a sliding gate which killed a six-year-old boy in Leeds have been fined for the "tragic and wholly avoidable" incident. Leeds Crown Court heard on Monday how the child was playing with friends in an underground…
,

More than 1,000 drivers caught doing 100mph-plus by West Mercia Police

More than 1,000 drivers were caught at speeds of 100mph-plus in West Mercia over the last two years – with the fastest hitting 160mph. The road safety charity Brake has called on the Government to increase funding for road policing, and…
, ,

Company's £150k fine is 'pittance' for losing my best friend, says widow

The late Steven McTeague with his family; wife Helen and children Conor and Ryan. As Helen McTeague turned the key in her front door her heart sank. There were family photographs lining the walls and the house was as she left it a few days…
,

Monoworld Recycling fined after ‘multiple safety failings’

Northamptonshire firm Monoworld Recycling and two directors have been prosecuted after the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found “multiple safety failings” at their Irchester Road site in Rushden. The sentencing last week came after…
,

Demolition worker crushed by excavator

Wolverhampton based Sterry Lane Ltd, document.write(""); trading as LPD Demolition, has been fined £50,000 after an employee was crushed by a reversing excavator Newcastle under Lyme Magistrates’ Court heard this week that on 3rd May…
,

Businessmen faked documents to trick officials investigating factory death, court hears

Businessman who attempted to trick officials investigating the death of a construction worker faked a string of documents handed to police, document.write(""); a court heard Raymond Brady and his son Mark Brady are standing trial Raymond…

Roof fall causes life changing injuries

Wessesxmoor Ltd, document.write(""); a London-based roofing company, has been fined £160,000 after a 56-year old worker fell through two storeys onto a concrete floor. Southwark Crown Court heard how 56-year old Ali Mucoj was completing…