Company fined after worker injured

A manufacturer of agricultural equipment has been fined after a worker suffered two broken legs when a stack of metal sheets fell onto his ankles.

Oil and gas operators challenged on HCRs

With the thirtieth anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster approaching, HSE’s Director of Energy Division has recently written to all offshore oil and gas production operators regarding gas releases in the North Sea.

Maidstone company fined following death of worker

A Maidstone company has been sentenced after a maintenance worker fell five metres through a roof and died.

Company fined after workers develop Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)

Design and Supply Limited has today been fined after a worker was exposed to Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS).

Company fined after multiple safety failings

Quainton Logistics & Storage Ltd has today been fined after both putting workers at risk and allowing conditions on site to fall well below the expected standard.

Worker sentenced for unregistered gas work

Mr Cody Stevens, an unregistered gas fitter operating as a director of Master Plumbing Contractors Limited, has today been fined for carrying out gas work without being registered with Gas Safe Register.

Essex engineer sentenced for unregistered gas work

A worker has been sentenced after breaching a prohibition notice for gas work and for leaving gas appliances in a dangerous state.

Company fined after worker suffers spinal injuries

A roofing company has been fined after roof work at height was undertaken unsafely.

Walsall metal finishing company fined after worker suffers multiple fractures

A metal finishing company has been fined after a worker suffered multiple fractures to her leg when a components trolley overturned.

BUPA fined £3m after death of elderly resident

A care provider has been fined following the death of a resident at an Essex nursing home after he contracted Legionnaires’ disease.

Company fined after admitting safety failures

An Inverurie company has been fined after a teenage worker was seriously injured.

Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions Ltd fined half a million pounds after exposing workers to debilitating condition

Contractor Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions Ltd. has been sentenced today after exposing workers to a debilitating health condition over a nine-year period.

Falkirk company fined after employee killed

A company which manufactures freshly prepared meals was fined £176,000 when an employee was killed after being struck by empty food trays.

Devon construction company fined over safety risk

A Devon based construction company has been fined after placing employees and members of the public at risk of serious injury by failing to suitably maintain their fleet of lorry mounted elevated work platforms (MEWP).

West Midlands timber yard fined after two workers struck by vehicle

A timber yard has been fined after two workers were seriously injured when they were struck by a side loader lift truck.

Sole trader fined after worker injured

An East Lothian-based sole trader was today fined after a self-employed furniture maker was injured on their premises.

Company fined after worker fell down a lift shaft

A care home was sentenced after an employee suffered significant injuries after falling around 1.5 metres down a lift shaft.

Suspended sentence for South East scaffolder following unsafe work

A Kent-based scaffolder has been sentenced after unsafe working practices were observed during the erection of scaffolding.

Company fined after workers suffer serious leg injuries

An engineering company was sentenced today after two employees were seriously injured during work to dispose of old gas cylinders at the company’s site in Hull.

North West roofer sentenced after failing to manage health and safety on site

A Manchester-based roofer has today been sentenced after breaching health and safety laws.

HSE releases annual workplace fatality figures

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has today released its annual figures for work-related fatal injuries for 2017/18, as well as the number of people known to have died from the asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma, in 2016.

Manufacturing company fined after worker suffers crush injuries

A company which manufactures wooden trusses has been fined after a worker sustained crush injuries.

Speciality Gas company fined after employee overcome by fumes

A Speciality Gas Company from the Midlands has been fined after an employee was overcome by vapour whilst disposing of redundant gas bottles.

Director jailed after Hoddesdon explosion led to death of two brothers

Simon Thomerson has been sentenced to 8 months in custody after pleading guilty to a health and safety breach that resulted in the death of two brothers.

Worker injured after being struck by fencing panels

A security fencing manufacturing company has been fined after a worker sustained significant injuries on site.

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust fined after deaths of two patients

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust has been fined £2m after a series of management failings led to the deaths of two vulnerable patients at different facilities owned by the Trust.

Safety Alert – Cylinders manufactured from aluminium alloys HE30/AA6082 and AA6351 and used primarily for gases for underwater breathing apparatus

There have been several recent catastrophic failures of aluminium cylinders used primarily to contain gases for underwater breathing apparatus and manufactured from aluminium alloys HE30/AA6082 and AA6351. These cylinders should only be used if they have undergone thorough visual inspection and testing with an eddy-current device by a competent inspector. Failure to conduct such inspection […]

Diving Information Sheets (DVIS) revised

DVIS Number 5, 7, 9, have been significantly updated in consultation with industry.  DVIS 12, 13, 14, incorporate minor updates to align with the current version of the ACoPs.