HSE International

National Farm Safety Week – HSE Chair Martin Temple encourages the agricultural sector to #HelpGBWorkWell

National Farm Safety Week (24–28 July) comes just after the release of HSE’s annual fatality statistics. The year’s figures highlight a poor record…

Warrington coach fabricator fined for health and safety offences after apprentice fractured ribs and ruptured spleen

Bespoke Bodies Ltd of Grange Hardwick, Warrington, pleaded guilty after the 25 year old apprentice worker from Orford, fell 30ft through fragile skylight…

Gillian Rutter elected as first female chair of tower industry body PASMA

Gillian Rutter is a keen advocate of encouraging more women into the access industry. Gillian was one of the first women to successfully complete PASMA’s industry standard ‘Towers for Users’ training course, aged just 17…

1 man dies and 2 others injured in Cardiff church collapse

A man has died and two others injured after being trapped in rubble when a church collapsed near a railway line in, Splott, Cardiff. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service workers are trying to recover the body…

New tougher test for fork lift operators comes into force

From the 1st September, anyone training as a fork lift truck operator will find the test considerably tougher than ever before. The Accrediting Bodies …

Aldi fined £1 million after delivery driver loses toes in “horrific” accident

The driver sustained severe foot injuries while operating a powered pallet truck at the Aldi store in Somercotes, Derbyshire. He fractured all his toes…

Experts say increasing penalties for health and safety offences continue with new manslaughter sentencing guidelines

The manslaughter sentencing guidelines are set to contribute to the growing trend of stronger penalties for health and safety offences in the workplace…

Survey reveals Junior doctors risking lives in car accidents after night shifts

Many of the 2,231 respondents of the survey, A national survey of the effects of fatigue on trainees in anaesthesia in the UK, reported having accidents…

Wakefield engineering firm in court after agency worker injures hand on lathe

Hallamshire Engineering Service Ltd of Wakefield, West Yorkshire, pleaded guilty to breaching Section 3 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974…

West Coast Corrugated in court after reversing fork lift truck struck worker

West Coast Corrugated Ltd failed to consider the risk created by vehicles and pedestrians operating in the same area. The company pleaded guilty to breach..