Workplace Hazards


£500,000 fine after worker injured in fall

Lanes Group PLC has been fined £500,000, with £9,896.19 in costs, after pleading guilty to an offence under the Work at Height Regulations 2005. Read More

Staircase manufacturer reminded of safe lifting after worker loses leg

Leyton Group Construction Ltd, a manufacture staircases, fined following an incident where a worker became trapped at a site on Fenchurch Avenue in London. Read More

Company fined for Respirable Crystalline Silica exposure

Contractor fined after it didn’t provide employees with adequate control measures to prevent exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS). Read More

Freight container fell on worker causing serious injury

A fine of £82,000 has been imposed on Airworld Airlines Ltd after a freight container weighing nearly 700kg fell on a worker at a warehouse in Hounslow. Read More

Site safety failings put workers at risk

A construction firm has been sentenced after failing to put measures in place to prevent falls from height and to control risks associated with fire. Read More

Jaguar Land Rover: Staff treated after ‘chemical incident’

One Jaguar Land Rover worker has been hospitalised and a number of others assessed by paramedics after reportedly feeling unwell when a floor sealant had been applied at the firm’s site in Solihull. Read More

Fine after worker suffered carbon monoxide poisoning

A construction company has been fined after a worker collapsed and lost consciousness while working at the site of King Asia Foods Ltd, Middle Bank, Sheffield. Read More

Apprentice was overcome by fumes

An alloy wheel refurbishment company has been sentenced after a 16-year-old apprentice worker was overcome by vapours from a chemical used in the stripping and cleaning of alloy wheels. Read More

MPs call for action to tackle increase in deaths at work

Concerns were expressed by the All-Party Parliamentary Group, after annual statistics from HSE show that fatal injuries, have risen since 2018. Read More

Clock ticking for TfL to act on bus workers’ fatigue says Unite

Unite, a British and Irish trade union, has demanded that Transport for London (TfL) finally acts to tackle bus drivers’ fatigue. Read More



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