London’s iconic Wembley Stadium recently provided the backdrop to a Brigade training exercise, testing the emergency services’ response to incidents involving hazardous materials.
A worker suffered multiple serious injuries when a trolley carrying hydraulic rams toppled on its side and trapped him between it and a stillage. DHL and JCB have both been fined in relation to the incident, which happened on 16 October 2013.
The latest research, this time by law firm BLM, reveals that the amount UK firms paid out in health and safety fines rose sharply last year following the introduction of tougher sentencing rules.
Up to 40 workers were exposed to asbestos during the early demolition phase of a project, resulting in a £750,000 fine for a construction firm.
A building manager has been jailed over safety failures which resulted in the death of a woman who was killed by falling window frames.
Figures obtained by the Unite union, via a Freedom of Information request, have revealed that since 2010 there has been a 25% reduction in the number of HSE inspectors. In 2010 there were 1,311 frontline inspectors – by 31 December 2016 that number had reduced to just 980, says the union.
A young girl has died after falling into water at Drayton Manor, a theme park located in Staffordshire. The incident occurred on the afternoon of Tuesday 9th on the Splash Canyon ride.
Men working on a roof without edge protection have led to fines for two roofing contractors after the HSE investigated the hazardous working conditions.
A girls’ school has been fined for breaching work at height regulations after a teacher fell from a stepladder and was left unconscious.
The importance of checking that gas engineers are Gas Safe registered has been highlighted again by a case in which a self-employed gas fitter has been sent to prison.