WORKPLACE - 29.11.2023
Pret fined for worker trapped in freezer
Pret has been fined after an employee was trapped in a freezer for more than two hours, where she tried to use croissant boxes to stave off hypothermia. How could this happen and what should be in place to prevent a similar occurrence?
ENFORCEMENT - 16.11.2023
Working with your inspector
When a health and safety inspector calls, you may feel inclined to keep dialogue to a minimum, but taking a collaborative approach can pay off. Why is this and what are our top tips for dealing with the enforcing authorities?
YOUNG PEOPLE - 16.11.2023
Company fined after work experience injury
A 16-year-old boy suffered serious injuries after becoming trapped under a tractor while on paid work experience. Why did the accident happen and how could it have been prevented?
WORKING AT HEIGHT - 02.11.2023
Rail company fined after volunteer injured
A Welsh heritage train operator has been prosecuted after a volunteer fell from the top of a carriage. What went wrong and what obligations do you owe any volunteers?
BEHAVIOUR - 02.11.2023
How perception influences safety behaviour
Perception, our subjective interpretation of reality, plays a significant role in shaping our behaviours and decision-making processes. Why is this important to your management of health and safety and how can you positively influence perception?
WORK EQUIPMENT - 31.10.2023
Failure to guard conveyor led to serious injury
A worker had their palm completely degloved after being drawn into a conveyor system. What should have been in place to prevent this accident from occurring?