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Fire Safety Enforcement Notices – What do you need to do?

SHP hears from Hannah Eales, Partner at legal firm Kingsley Napley, who provides an overview of fire safety notices, what they are and what happens if not complied with. Read More

Recycling company fined after worker injured by 300kg batteries

A recycling company in West Yorkshire has been fined £120,000 after batteries weighing at least 300kg fell onto an employee and severely injured him. Read More

The Fire Industry Association announces dates for Dublin Fire Safety Summit

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) announces its Fire Safety Summit in Dublin on 20 June 2024. Read More

Engineering company fined after workers loses two fingers

An engineering firm in Perth has been fined £10,000 after an employee lost two of his fingers. Read More

Council votes to urge government to make change for inclusive PPE

East Riding of Yorkshire Council members voted on Wednesday (21 February) to write to the Government to urge it to make it compulsory for STEM industries to provide inclusive PPE. Read More

SHP weekly top five

This week the articles most read have been: Company fined £450k and director and site manager sentenced following death of labourer, Employers must offer menopausal support or face legal action, new guidance says, Farming company fined £320k after a man died from fall, Manufacturing company fined £300k after worker’s finger amputated and Water safety: Disinfection of minor works. Read More

Employers must offer menopausal support or face legal action, new guidance says

New guidance from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (ECHR) on how menopausal women should be treated in the workplace, could see legal action taken against employers if they do not take appropriate steps of workplace support. Read More

Government urges councils to take action against ‘rogue’ building owners

Minister Lee Rowley met with council chiefs this week to discuss action against building owners who are failing to fix medium and high-rise buildings with safety issues. Read More

The building safety occupation regime and the Golden Thread – filling in the details

In this article, Erin Broughton, Associate at Addleshaw Goddard, looks at the Safety Risk Regulations that came into force on 16 January, and provides further detail on how those responsible must manage safety risks at occupied higher-risk buildings. Read More

Bedding manufacturer fined after employees suffer serious injuries

A bedding manufacturer has been fined more than £250,000 after two of its employees were seriously injured during separate incidents at its site in Rochdale. Read More



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