Safety Times - Issue 55 March 2013
8 March 2013
Asbestos Awareness - £50,326 fine to focus the mind!
An Essex local authority has been fined £35,000 plus costs for failing to adhere to its asbestos management plan, this provides a sharp reminder of the importance of having an asbestos management survey undertaken and subsequently preparing a plan of controlling any asbestos in your premises.
Safety Times - Issue 54
20 December 2012
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our clients!
We would like to take the opportunity to wish all our clients a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. It’s been a delight to work with you all over the last 12 months and hope to continue to do so in 2013..
Safety Times - Issue 53
13 November 2012
In Court – Corporate manslaughter charge for Garden Centre
Grzegorz Krystian Pieton died on 15 July 2010 from an electric shock, caused when the metal hydraulic-lift trailer he was towing came into contact with overhead power lines in a field adjacent to the garden centre.
Safety Times - Issue 52
12 October 2012
In Court - Failure to learn from Near Misses! Are you logging them?
A welsh local authority failed to learn from its near miss reporting landing it with a fine of £9300 and £15,990 in costs.
Safety Times - Issue 51
7 September 2012
In Court -Are you empowering your yard foreman? If your not then £10k fine is just the start!
An engineering firm in the north of England has been fined £6000 and ordered to pay £5164 in costs after a staff member suffered permanent injuries to his hand. The worker and a colleague were being carried on the forks of the truck in the yard standing on top of a piece of sheet metal to stabilise it.