HSE to prosecute Alton towers’ owners after incident

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has today informed Merlin Attractions Operations Ltd that it will be prosecuted over an incident in which five people were seriously injured on a rollercoaster ride at Alton Towers in Staffordshire. Two female passengers on the ‘Smiler’ ride suffered leg amputations and three others were also seriously injured when Read more about HSE to prosecute Alton towers’ owners after incident[…]

Stone masonry failed to protect his worker’s health

The owner of a stone masonry company has been find as a result of failing to protect the health of his workers which exposed them to preventable risk of suffering life-changing conditions. In this industry where health risks from silica and vibration are well-known but are easily managed, the required actions were not taken despite Read more about Stone masonry failed to protect his worker’s health[…]

Health & Safety Myth – Filling up your bottle in a gym

Issue A customer made a complaint about other gym users filling up personal water bottles from a water cooler instead of using the disposable cone cups provided. The customer stated that this was against health and safety regulations as germs could be spread this way. Panel opinion Well done to the gym manager for raising Read more about Health & Safety Myth – Filling up your bottle in a gym[…]

4,615 CSCS cards revoked after dodgy safety tests

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) and the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) confirmed today they have revoked 4,615 cards. The move follows a probe into fraudulent activity at centres where candidates were taking tests accredited by both CITB and the British Safety Council which was highlighted on BBC’s Newsnight. More than 6,000 candidates who Read more about 4,615 CSCS cards revoked after dodgy safety tests[…]

New Sentencing guidelines from 1st February 2016

For a long time there has been worries that the penalties imposed on large organisations for health & safety and corporate manslaughter, particularly on large organisations, were too low and the approach to sentencing in the courts inconsistent. In a response to this concern, on 3rd November 2015 the sentencing council issued new guidelines which Read more about New Sentencing guidelines from 1st February 2016[…]