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Signage Company fined after worker falls 5 metres from roof

A signage company based in Yorkshire has been fined £20,000 and ordered to pay costs of over £1500 after one of their workers fell five metres from a flat roof while attempting to erect a large sign. Chesterfield Magistrates Court heard how Sheffield-based Warburton...

Solar Panel installers fined for roof light fall

A Glasgow-based solar panel installation company has been fined £153,000 after a worker was seriously injured when he fell through a roof light at a private home. The employee fractured his shin and a vertebra in the incident and was unable to work for nearly three...

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,...

Haulage firm sentenced after HGV crushes worker to death

A north-western haulage firm has been ordered to pay fines and costs totalling £90,000 after one of its employees was crushed to death when an HGV became loose and rolled across a yard. The company was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive after an...

Spinal Injury Compensation

If you’ve suffered from a spinal injury or spinal chord injury, you could be entitled to claim for compensation. Spinal injuries can have a huge impact on your quality of life and in some cases can put an end to your career. The most common causes of spinal injury are...

Head Injury Compensation

If you have suffered from any kind of head injury, and it was someone else’s fault or responsibility, you could be entitled to claim for compensation. It makes no difference if the injury was sustained at home, at work or even in a public place – it would be...

Taking legal action for medical negligence

We are fortunate in the United Kingdom to have a healthcare system that is free at the point of use. The NHS employs thousands of caring individuals who are there to treat illnesses and ailments of all sorts. It also has a huge range of equipment designed to enhance...

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