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Company fined after rubble thrown from 5th Floor

A construction and demolition firm has been prosecuted after workers were seen throwing sacks of rubble from an open fifth floor window of a building directly opposite a Police Station. Officers called the Health and Safety Executive after witnessing workers launching...

Two companies fined after one’s director falls through skylight

Two companies have been fined for health and safety breaches after the director of one of the firms fell through the other company’s roof. Bournemouth magistrates court heard that while the director of an access firm was attending a gutter cleaning job at the premises...

Risk management in your business

As a part of managing the health and safety of your employees you have a duty to control the risks present in your workplace. In order to achieve this you need to think about what might cause harm to people and decide whether or not you are taking reasonable steps to...

Spinal Injuries

Your spinal cord is a huge mesh of nerves that runs down the centre of your back. It carries signals and between your brain and your body, which makes your body perform all of the vital functions it does, both consciously and unconsciously. It is protected by the...

Company fined £36,000 for h&s breaches

A glazing company was fined £36,000 and ordered to pay a further £1,386 costs after it was prosecuted by the HSE for serious health and safety breaches. While no-one was actually injured as a result of the negligence, this case goes to show that cases like this can be...

The Dangers of Window Cleaning

George Formby’s song about cleaning windows focussed on the comedy elements of window cleaning, but it must not be forgotten that cleaning windows carries a lot of risks that need to be identified and managed in order to avoid serious, and in some cases fatal,...