SAFE SYSTEMS OF WORK - 07.07.2022
Engineering firm fined over fatality
An engineering firm has been prosecuted after a worker was crushed to death whilst working under a 1,000 tonne press. What were the failings and what should have been done to prevent such a tragedy?
MENTAL HEALTH - 04.07.2022
Mental health crisis in construction?
Mental health is a workplace challenge that is increasing, particularly in the construction industry. Why is this and what can you do to support your workers and avert problems in your business?
BEHAVIOUR - 04.07.2022
Take Two - the difference between “safe” and “dangerous”
By applying the simple process of “Take Two” you can encourage your staff to stop and consider their safety before acting in an unsafe manner. What is the process and how easy is it to adopt?
ASBESTOS - 04.07.2022
Failure to prevent exposure to asbestos
Two company directors have been fined after a refurbishment project at a former department store was found to have repeatedly disturbed asbestos-containing materials (ACMs). What were the failures and what can you do to prevent a similar outcome?
ENFORCEMENT - 04.07.2022
Prepare for dust inspections
The HSE is targeting construction sites as part of a respiratory health inspection initiative and its Dust Kills campaign. How can you prepare?
MACHINERY - 04.07.2022
Company fined after employee severs thumb
A timber company has been fined after a worker amputated his thumb when it came into contact with a moving saw blade. How could this have happened and what should you do to protect workers from dangerous moving parts?