manufacturing


£2m fine after fatal incident at manufacturing site

'It is not good enough for companies to assume they are doing all they can to control the risk just because there have been no previous incidents,' says HSE, after a specialist industrial services company worker suffered a fatal injury. Read More

£120k fine for manufacturer after employee fatally crushed

A manufacturer of adhesive tape has been fined after a worker was fatally injured while operating a rewind slitting machine. Read More

How the engineering industry is helping combat COVID-19

In the battle against COVID-19, many engineering companies have had no choice but to forget about their various planned conferences and put their production procedures on hold, investigating alternative ways to use their resources within the aid effort. Read More

Abrasive materials and certain chemicals can ‘shorten the life of important components’

Is your site damaging your equipment? CFTS warns that work equipment used for heavy-duty operations may require more frequent Thorough Examinations than owners think. Read More

Manufacturer fined after an employee died and another worker seriously injured

A manufacturer has been sentenced for safety breaches following two separate incidents including the death of an employee and series injuries to a second worker. A number of electrical safety failings were also found. Read More

Firm sentenced after employee suffers finger amputations

A paper making company has been fined after a 22-year-old employee had her fingers crushed, leading to the partial amputation of both her middle and index finger on her left hand. Read More

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



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