HOWDENS LANDS £1.2MILLION FINE FOR OVERLOADED FORKLIFT FATALITY

The UK’s largest manufacturer and supplier of fitted kitchens has been fined £1.2m over the fatal crushing of a delivery driver in Cumbria. Howdens Joinery was prosecuted at Carlisle Crown Court after it pleaded guilty to breaching ss 2(1) and 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act. It …

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ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL HEALTH AND SAFETY TRAINING DAY

Another successful Health and Safety training day, conducted for one of our Bridgwater clients at the impressive J24 facilities. Training package included; Fire Awareness Training, Fire Warden , Manual Handling, COSHH, Hand Arm Vibration and Working at Height. We also incorporated the HSE latest campaign “Go Home Safely” into our training …

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TIP-OFF LEADS TO DEVELOPER’S £200K FINE FOR CDM BREACHES

The owner of a block of flats has been handed a £200,000 fine after allowing work on an unsafe site to restart, even though enforcement notices had been served by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Westminster Magistrates’ Court was told on 30 August that a member of the public …

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BEVERAGE GAS SUPPLIER FINED £40K OVER CYLINDER EXPLOSION

A supplier of food grade CO2 and CO2/nitrogen mixes to restaurants and pubs in the north of England has shortened its cylinder inspection cycle by half after an employee was injured in an explosion. J & R Gases employee Luke Hawthorn, 30, was at the company’s depot in Nelson, Lancashire, filling …

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