Workplace Hazards


Scaffolding firm fined after serious fall

A scaffolding company has been sentenced after a worker sustained serious, life changing injuries after falling five metres through a skylight whilst at work. Read More

MP calls for low-level letterboxes to be banned to avoid back strain

Chelmsford MP Vicky Ford said her Low-Level Letter Boxes (Prohibition) Bill would “stop developers from building swathes of homes each with a letterbox placed near the ground”. Read More

Council issues smaller recycling boxes to protect staff

South Lakeland District Council has started to issue residents with 44-litre rather than 55-litre blue recycling boxes in order to reduce the potential risk of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) to council staff and members of the public. Read More

Airsweb talks the talk with AVA languages update

Platform now supports 90 of the most used languages in the world. Read More

Director jailed for illegal chemical sales

A complaint was raised in 2014 that Abel (UK) Ltd was selling a plant protection product containing Sodium Chlorate, a prohibited substance. Read More

Fines after dangerous work at height observed

A ground maintenance company and its subcontractor have been fined after two men worked on a roof without suitable measures in place to prevent a fall from height. Read More

Public sector workers urged to become more asbestos aware

The UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) has urged all public sector employees to aware of the dangers of asbestos in Read More

EastEnders safety concerns raised by watchdog

The condition of the external film set used for the BBC1 soap opera EastEnders has led to health and safety Read More

Diver safety: Finger severed in underwater incident

HSE found the work was not properly planned, managed or conducted in a manner which protected the health and safety of all persons taking part in the project, thereby exposing employees to serious risk of entrapment and injury. Read More

£2.3m fine for Stagecoach group company in bus crash case

A bus company that ignored warnings about a driver who crashed into a supermarket, killing two people, has been fined £2.3m. Midland Red (South) Ltd admitted health and safety breaches after Kailash Chander accelerated into a Sainsbury's store in Coventry. Read More



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