Cable company prosecuted

Cable Company sentenced after finger loss

A cable manufacturing company has been sentenced for safety breaches after one of their workers suffered the loss of his left little finger. Magistrates in Sunderland heard that in September 2015 during the cable making process the injured worker put his left hand into the unguarded machine. His hand came into contact with dangerous parts Read more about Cable Company sentenced after finger loss[…]

Facts & Figures

HSE’s Annual workplace fatality figures

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has today released its annual figures for work-related fatalities, as well as the number of people known to have died from the asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma, in 2015. The provisional annual data for work-related fatal accidents revealed that 137 workers were fatally injured between April 2016 and March 2017 (a Read more about HSE’s Annual workplace fatality figures[…]

Concrete company fined after worker’s head injuries

A concrete company has been fined after a worker had suffered head injuries. The magistrates court heard how an employee of the company had suffered head injuries when preparing to clean a concrete mixer. This involved operators lying in the mixer to clean the discharge chute door, which discharges the mixed concrete into “hoppers” below. Read more about Concrete company fined after worker’s head injuries[…]

New SG4:15 Preventing falls in scaffold operations

Falls from height account for almost half of the fatal accidents in the construction sector. Falling from height is a significant risk faced by scaffolders when erecting, altering or dismantling scaffolding during most scaffolding operations. The NASC (National Access & Scaffolding Confederation) and HSE (Health & Safety Awareness) acknowledges that scaffolders have to work in hazardous Read more about New SG4:15 Preventing falls in scaffold operations[…]