MACHINERY - 19.10.2023
Worker severs fingers in meat machine
A catering butchers has been fined after a teenage worker severed three fingers and partially a fourth while operating machinery that hadn’t been suitably guarded. What were the circumstances of the accident and how could it have been prevented?
WORKPLACE - 04.10.2023
Companies fined after man crushed
Two construction companies have been fined after a groundworker suffered horrific injuries when heavy drainage pipes fell on top of him. How did this happen and what should have been in place to prevent the injury occurring?
WORKPLACE - 12.09.2023
£1m fine after worker lost an eye
Europe’s second largest manufacturer of tissue paper has received a seven-figure fine after an employee suffered serious facial injuries when he was hit by a crane hook. Why did this happen and what can you do to prevent a similar incident?
WORK EQUIPMENT - 12.09.2023
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?
FORKLIFT TRUCKS - 24.08.2023
Working around forklift trucks
It’s not just drivers who are at risk of operating forklift trucks (FLTs), but those working alongside them should understand the risks to help keep themselves and others safe. What can you do to encourage safe working practices?
MACHINERY - 13.06.2023
Worker fractured arm after being pulled into lathe
A trainee worker fractured his arm in two places after he was pulled into unguarded machinery. Why was this able to happen and what can you do to safeguard your business by preventing a similar injury?