manufacturing


Firm fined £310,000 after workers’ fingers amputated

A meat processing firm has been fined after two workers had their fingers amputated by machines. Read More

Tile manufacturer fined after employee suffered serious injuries

A tile manufacturing firm has been fined £10,000 after a worker suffered three broken bones in his arm and crush injuries to his forearm when he was drawn into the in-running nip of a conveyor tail drum. Read More

Safety at MINI post lockdown: ‘The big challenge is not so much making people safe, but making people feel safe’

Ian Hepplewhite, General Manager for Physical Logistics at iconic manufacturer MINI, part of the BMW Group, speaks to SHD Logistics Magazine about the impact of lockdown and COVID-19 on the Oxford plant. Read More

Keeping manufacturing facilities running safely during COVID-19

Kirsty Adams, Editor of SHD Logistics Magazine, catches-up with Combilift’s Martin McVicar to discuss safety measures introduced at the manufacturer’s County Monaghan plant due to COVID-19, and the ever-important issues around fork lift safety. Read More

The importance of lighting in industrial spaces

A look at some of the factors decision-makers should consider if they want to develop a lighting strategy that is mindful of health and safety. Read More

Manufacturing firm fined after worker is fatally crushed

'This was a tragic and wholly avoidable incident, caused by the failure of the company to provide adequate guarding against dangerous parts of the machine.' Read More

Reducing the spread of infection in the workplace

In these unprecedented times, it’s more important than ever that businesses take the right measures to ensure their facilities are hygienic and that employees are safe. Those businesses that have temporarily closed and are starting to plan for when they can reopen, should think about what the workplace will look like post lockdown, and proactively take steps to ensure they reopen in the most hygienic way possible. Read More

Make UK expands online training and learning services to help manufacturers through COVID-19 crisis

Make UK has expanded its online training and learning services for companies to ensure that manufacturers are able to pivot their business to operating through the COVID-19 crisis and, in particular, to safeguard the future of their workforces now and in the future. Read More

Health and Safety at Work Day: ‘Let’s make workplaces fit for heroes’, says British Safety Council

The British Safety Council is marking the World Day for Safety and Health at Work with a pledge to support workers’ safety through the coronavirus outbreak and beyond. Read More

Working safely with metalworking fluids

During processes such as machining, grinding and milling, individuals working with metalworking fluids as part of their day-to-day role risk developing a host of respiratory illnesses, which is why it is important for organisations to encourage best working practices and ensure that exposure levels are as low as is reasonably practicable. Read More



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