Workplace Hazards


Fine after maintenance fitter dies in fall from height

A forging company has been fined after an employee suffered a fatal injury when he fell from height from a mobile tower scaffold. Read More

Croydon tram crash: Passengers accidentally killed, jury concludes

The inquests into deaths of the seven people who were killed in the Croydon tram crash in November 2016 has opened. Read More

Buildings material manufacturer fined for health and safety failings

A buildings material manufacturer has been sentenced after a worker was diagnosed with HAVS after repeatedly using vibrating tools above the recommended limits; and a second worker sustained electrical burns in a separate incident. Read More

Tool company fined after employee sustains fatal head injuries

A tool company has been fined after an employee was fatally injured while moving heavy machinery. Read More

Workplace fatality figures released for 2020/21

Provisional data shows that a total of 142 workers were killed at work in Great Britain in 2020/21, an increase of 29 from the previous year. Read More

The role of ventilation in stopping the spread of COVID-19

The HSE has reviewed its ventilation and Air Conditioning guidance, which states that employers must make sure there is an adequate supply of fresh air (ventilation) in enclosed areas of the workplace. Read More

A cleaner, safer return to office work

Some simple tips that can be implemented to keep our workplaces safer and minimise the risk of infection in the workplace. Read More

Company fined after apprentices suffer chemical burns

Two apprentices were working at Mercedes-Benz of Northampton in Riverside Business Park, cleaning the vehicle ramps in the workshop using a chemical from an unlabelled barrel. Read More

How in-house forklift accreditation supports safety and standards

There are many benefits for organisations delivering materials handling equipment training in-house, but correct compliance with safety regulations should be top of the list. Laura Nelson, Managing Director for RTITB, explains why... Read More

Workplace noise: how much is too much?

Here we take a look at the different ways that workplace noise affects staff, and what you can do about it. Read More



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