Workplace Hazards


Good ventilation in the workplace can help reduce the spread of coronavirus, says HSE

As more people return to the workplace, the HSE is stressing the importance of good ventilation to support businesses minimise the risk of coronavirus. Read More

Contractors sentenced after employee breaks back in fall from height

A building contractor and a roofing contractor have been fined after an employee fell five metres from a first-floor extension, breaking several vertebrae in his lower back. Read More

Manufacturer and site owner fined after employee fatality

A fencing manufacturer and the owner of the yard where the business operates, have been fined following the death of an employee at the site. Read More

How do periods of economic growth affect workplace injuries?

SHP speaks to Tanya Jenke, who has recently carried out a study to find whether economic growth, following a period of recession, has an impact on workplace injuries… Read More

Construction firm fined after several workers contracted occupational disease

A construction company has been sentenced for safety breaches after multiple employees were diagnosed with Hand Arm Vibration (HAVS). Read More

Employer sentenced after worker falls 30 feet through skylight

A roofing contractor has received a suspended sentence after an employee fell approximately 30 feet through a glass skylight on a warehouse roof. Read More

Farming partnership fined after worker suffered multiple factures

W Gibson & Son was sentenced for safety breaches after a self-employed farm worker fell approximately three metres from a 360-excavator vehicle. Read More

Key changes announced to guidance on Thorough Examinations

Key changes have been announced in the latest update to the materials handling industry official guidance notes on how to comply with the legal obligations for Thorough Examinations. Read More

Roofer and scaffolder sentenced following fatal fall from height

A roofer and a scaffolder have been sentenced following a fatal fall from height at a two-storey terraced house. Read More

Oil firm fined after worker suffered chemical burns

An oil firm has been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker suffered chemical burns to both arms and one leg. Read More



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