Workplace Hazards




Alarm over 14% fall in HSE construction visits

The number of unannounced visits by HSE inspectors to construction sites has fallen by 14%. Read More

Worker was struck by scaffolding

Two companies have been fined after failure to plan or identify the risks of heavy lifting and a worker struck by scaffolding. Read More

BOHS launches new phase of Breathe Freely initiative

BOHS, the Chartered Society for Worker Health Protection, has officially launched a major new phase of its Breathe Freely initiative […] Read More

Mentor urges fork lift operators to use three-points-of-contact rule

Mentor FLT Training is urging all work that operate fork lift trucks and those responsible for their safety to implement […] Read More

NHS Trust found guilty after patient was impaled

A hospital trust faces a fine after a jury found it guilty of health and safety breaches following the death […] Read More

White asbestos blocked from hazardous substance list “a catastrophe”

Chrysotile, or white asbestos, will not be added to the Rotterdam Convention’s list of hazardous substances. Agreement could not be […] Read More

Double fine for work at height dangers

Two roofing contractors have been fined after the HSE investigated hazardous working conditions where men were seen working on a […] Read More

What to do when there’s an accident in the workplace

Workplace accidents are more common than you might think. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), UK businesses lost […] Read More

Baking company fined after multiple incidents

A baking company has been fined twice for two separate incidents at their production facility after two workers had the […] Read More

Million pound fine for council after member of public injured

Nottinghamshire County Council has been fined after a member of the public was struck by a council tractor. They were fined […] Read More



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