WORK EQUIPMENT - 14.10.2020
Operator killed while high-pressure jetting
Following the death of an operator using jet-washing equipment, an employer has been fined £2 million. What are the dangers of using this machinery and what should you look for when hiring a contractor for this task?
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH - 28.09.2020
Employees’ health at risk from incompetent advice
Two health and safety consultants have been fined relating to their inadequate advice on occupational health. What happened and how can you avoid sharing the blame when an advisor gets it wrong?
ASBESTOS - 28.09.2020
When is it safe to handle asbestos?
You have a small asbestos outbuilding which is falling apart and needs to be taken down. Do you need to appoint an approved asbestos contractor or can you do it in-house?
MACHINERY - 17.09.2020
Trapping hazards highlighted
A manufacturing business has been fined heavily after two separate accidents in which workers were trapped by moving machinery. What should be done to manage such hazards?
VIBRATION - 17.09.2020
Enforcement insights: hand-arm vibration
The HSE has published an inspection and enforcement guide for inspectors to refer to when they’re out and about visiting businesses. How can you use this information to stay on the right side of the law?
WORK EQUIPMENT - 17.09.2020
Are you using the right trolleys?
A powder coating company has been fined after an employee suffered a serious injury to his lumbar vertebrae when a load fell in transit. What happened and in what way was the trolley inadequate for the task?