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?
HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES - 16.11.2023
Refurbishment firm fined for failing to protect its workers
An alloy wheel refurbishment company has been fined for multiple health and safety failings. What were they and what can you learn from this case?
FIRE SAFETY - 02.11.2023
E-cigarette battery fire risk
What’s happened? A builder was rushed to hospital after the loose rechargeable vape battery in his pocket “shorted” on his keys on 25 September 2023. The workman claimed he heard a fizzing sound while carrying a paving stone at a customer’s house moments before the vape exploded, setting his shorts on fire. ...
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?
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?
MACHINERY - 28.09.2023
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?