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Health and safety award goes to Cheshire hospital Posted 12/09/2017

NHS trust workers in charge of Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Cheshire have been recognised with a UK health and safety award. The 2017 RoSPA Health and Safety Awards named Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT) as first place winners. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) runs the event, which acknowledges organisations both in the UK and worldwide. It ... Read the full article on Health and safety award goes to Cheshire hospital

Firm handed £450K fine after employee killed by forklift Posted 10/09/2017

A Derbyshire company was recently hit with a £450K fine after a worker was killed when driving a forklift truck. Ben Pallier-Singleton, 19, passed away after the forklift turned over at Vinyl Compound... Read the full article on Firm handed £450K fine after employee killed by forklift

Scottish council handed five-figure fine following ladder fall Posted 08/09/2017

West Lothian Council has been handed a £10,000 fine after health and safety omissions that resulted in an employee undergoing distress and serious injuries in the workplace. Joseph Poterala was ... Read the full article on Scottish council handed five-figure fine following ladder fall

Shell Armada site temporarily closed due to safety concern Posted 05/09/2017

Health and safety officers recently instructed fuel giant Shell to close down a platform in the North Sea over worries of a potential explosion from corroded pipework.   No matter what protective ... Read the full article on Shell Armada site temporarily closed due to safety concern

Fine for construction firm following scaffolding accident Posted 02/09/2017

R J Scaffolding (Bristol) Limited has received a £26,000 fine and will be forced to pay an additional £1,600 after an employee fell from scaffolding. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) stated... Read the full article on Fine for construction firm following scaffolding accident

HSE to review Twinlakes ride fiasco Posted 30/08/2017

Twinlakes, a leading tourist attraction in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, is under scrutiny by the the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in light of a recent incident at the theme park. On August... Read the full article on HSE to review Twinlakes ride fiasco

Council wins health and safety award Posted 26/08/2017

A council in Derbyshire has been lauded for its health and safety processes within the workplace, in the form of a prestigious award. For a seventh consecutive year, the South Derbyshire District... Read the full article on Council wins health and safety award

EnerMech not high on health and safety, says ex-employee Posted 24/08/2017

A service provider for the gas and oil industries is facing accusations of numerous health and safety breaches by an ex-worker. EnerMech employed Stewart Logan for a four-year period when he led... Read the full article on EnerMech not high on health and safety

Young employees worst for ignoring health and safety rules, says research Posted 18/08/2017

Over one in four young professionals are failing to follow health and safety procedures implemented by their workplace, finds a new study. The research, which surveyed 2,000 workers employed by ... Read the full article on Young employees worst for ignoring health and safety rules

Army deals with dangerous firework cache Posted 14/08/2017

Boxes of fireworks stored alongside flammable materials had to be dealt with and removed by the army, following calls by officers from Trading Standards. An inspection was carried out in October... Read the full article on Army deals with dangerous firework cache

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