Coping with heat in the workplace- IOSH News

As the UK experiences one of its hottest summers on record, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is encouraging employers and employees to take simple, sensible steps to adapt to working in the heat. In many cases, it’s easier to warm up people who work indoors than it is to cool them down,…

New PPE Regulations – SHP Article

SHP recently caught up with Neil Hewitt, Divisional Director of Quality and Technical Standards at Arco, to find out about the introduction of the new PPE Directive and what everyone in the supply chain must now do in-order to be compliant.   The PPE Directive has been in a transitional period since 2016, but is…

North West construction firm fined after multiple safety failings

A Stockport construction firm has been fined after putting employees at risk due to widespread safety failings at two construction sites. Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court heard how Sherwood Homes Limited had appointed several principal contractors to build numerous domestic properties at two sites; in Preston and Tarporley. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) carried…

MASSIVE FINE OVER USE OF UNSAFE GAS FITTINGS

College gas installation contractor exposed after multiple gas leaks A utilities company has been fined over £446,000 for dangerous gas installations at a college in Hertfordshire. St. Alban’s Crown Court heard how the defendant was contracted to carry out all the gas, plumbing and above ground drainage work at the premises from December 2010 until…

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 18th JULY 2018

Prosecutions and enforcement notices register latest version The records of enforcement notices issued and prosecutions taken by HSE in relation to construction industry businesses are available online in the HSE Register of Prosecutions and Notices. These records are usually updated weekly.      

Luxury yacht building company fined after engineer injured

A luxury yacht building company has been fined following an engineer losing consciousness after being struck on the back of the head by a solid metal bracket weighing 147kg. Poole Magistrates’ Court heard how the employee of Sunseeker International Limited was working under the hull of an 86-foot yacht adjusting the height of a prop…