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St John Ambulance warns lives are ‘at risk’ due to lack of office first aiders

St John Ambulance warns lives could be lost at work due to a lack of trained first aiders, as 50% of employees now enjoy flexible working. Read More

HSE visual guide on home-workers’ workstation set-up

The HSE has published video guidance on how to set up workstations when working from home. It advises workers not Read More

£160k fine after passer-by hit by scaffold clip

A pedestrian was hit on the head by a scaffold clip while he was walking along a London street resulting in numerous head and facial injuries. Read More

£120k fine after severe hand injury

A packaging firm has been fined £120k for safety breaches after a worker suffered life-changing injuries. Read More

British Gas engineer jailed for hazardous work

A former employee of British Gas has been sentenced after conducting gas work he was not registered or competent to do and leaving it in a dangerous condition. Read More

£60k fine after ‘failure to ensure basic controls’ led to driver’s death

A skip hire company has been fined after a lorry driver was fatally crushed between two vehicles. Read More

Farmer sentenced after driver electrocuted

A North-West farmer has been sentenced to a conditional discharge after a man was electrocuted when the arm of his lorry mounted crane contacted overhead power lines. Read More

HSE accepts Crown Censure for “deeply disappointing” Buxton laboratory injury

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has accepted a Crown Censure after a worker at its laboratory was injured when conducting an experiment at a testing facility. Read More

‘Alarming failures’ lead to £500k fine

South West Highways Limited (SWHL) was recently fined after the death of a worker who was struck by a vehicle. Read More

£20k fine for manual handling failures

An engineering company has been fined after a worker’s fingers were crushed by a metal frame he was attempting to lift with colleagues. Read More



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