HSE International

Warburtons fined £1.9m after agency worker Wayne Thorpe injured arm on bread line conveyor belt

CCTV footage revealed that while cleaning the bread line at the Warburtons Eastwood plant, Wayne Thorpe became trapped between a conveyor belt and moulder..

Contractor sentenced after death of retired farmer James Headland

James Headland, a retired farmer, was struck in the neck by wire ejected from contractor Adrian Pickett’s hedge cutting machine. Headland, 73, later died…

Health & safety organisations pen open letter to PM following Grenfell Tower Fire

Hundreds sign open letter to Theresa May calling for a political sea change in attitude towards health and safety regulation and fire risk management, following Grenfell Tower tragedy…

ISO/TS 22163: All aboard – a new standard helps to keep the trains on time

Developed in collaboration with the Association of the European Rail Industry, ISO/TS 22163 introduces a quality management approach to the rail sector…

Pyeroy Ltd fined after MEWP incident leads to death of worker Keith Stevens

In October 2013, Pyeroy Ltd employee Keith Stevens was helping to dismantle temporary roofing at Devonport Naval Base using a MEWP…

Worker punctures lungs falling 8m through Salford storage shed roof

The man fell through a timber storage shed roof in 2016 and suffered multiple injuries including a broken leg, elbow and ribs. He punctured his lungs and also had his spleen removed as a result of the fall…

Vertellus fined after uncontrolled chemical fire involving Vitride

In May 2014, the large fire at a Vertellus premises involved large quantities of dangerous substances including Vitride, and was declared a major incident..

Two companies fined after electrical worker suffers extensive burns

The man, employed by Park, Gate and Company Ltd (PGC), cut a live cable while carrying out electrical work and suffered burns to his face, arms and hands…

ISO 22000: Revision of food management standard moves one step closer

Revision is ongoing for ISO 22000 on food safety management systems, which has just reached the Draft International Standard (DIS) stage…

Firetrace Automatic Fire Suppression System saves university chemistry building

Find out how an Automatic Fire Suppression system from Firetrace saved a fume cabinet and surroundings in the Chemistry building at Oxford University…