A recent post on the British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) website highlights how it has been widely reported that the original PPE Directive has been replaced by a new PPE Regulation. There is now a two year transition period for Member States to prepare for the introduction of this new Regulation.
Road safety charity Brake is inviting all organisations with employees who drive for work to take part in its annual fleet safety survey.
Work on the Olympic Park and Village in Rio de Janeiro has been halted over fears for the safety of workers, Reuters has reported.
With less than three months to go until the start of the games on 5 August, officials who reviewed work on a television tower in the Olympic park and digging work at the Olympic village have shut down operations at those and two other sites.
A Scaffold company in Bridgend has been fined for safety failings following a routine inspection.
A Nottinghamshire demolition company has been fined for safety failings following a report to HSE.
Leicester Magistrates’ Court heard how Prodem Demolition and Asbestos Limited were removing tiles from a domestic property when they were reported to the HSE for unsafe work at height activity.
A Cambridge construction firm has been fined after a skip loader overturned injuring a worker.
A Suffolk cargo handling company has been fined £100,000 after an employee suffered serious injury when a sheet of marble weighing one tonne fell on him.
A major frozen food manufacturer based in Scarborough has been fined £800,000 for safety failings after an employee nearly lost his arm.
A Birmingham maintenance company has been fined after a worker died as a result of falling from the roof of a five-storey building.
A company has been fined £2.6 million after an employee was killed when the trench he was working in collapsed on him in Lancashire.