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Individual risk assessment needed

The HSE has updated its guidance in relation to the need to carry out individual risk assessments for pregnant workers and new mothers. Previously employers may have relied upon standard risk assessments. Employers have a specific duty to prevent a new or expectant mother from being exposed to a risk once an employer is informed […]

Companies fined for safety breaches

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that two companies have failed in their duty to provide a safe system of work. Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard that a delivery driver who was working for Brighouse Pallet Services Ltd was struck by falling pallets, whilst unloading from a HGV trailer. The incident occurred […]

Construction company heavily fined

Construction worker dies after falling from tower A construction company has been fined after a worker died as a result of falling from a mobile tower and later died in hospital. Cambridge Magistrates Court heard how Sean Harding was working from a mobile tower flattening a steel beam that was positioned on a door lintel. […]

Health and Safety Investigation: Falls from Height

Health and Safety Investigation | Falls from Height

This interesting case shows how a seemingly basic task could have ended in fatal consequences due to the employer not correctly risk assessing the work being undertaken and also the workers allowing the unsafe work to continue without raising concerns. Falls from height remain one of the most common causes of work-related fatalities in this […]

Health and Safety – Legal Minimum Requirements

Why manage health and safety? | HR Solutions | HSE Solutions

This guidance article will help you to consider health and safety in your workplace; because of the size and complexity of the relevant legislation, it can only provide the basic facts and is therefore not exhaustive. Some regulations apply to all workplaces: others are specific to industries with known hazards. Note that employees are required […]

Health and Safety Update December 2020

Health and Safety Update December 2020 | HR Solutions

Covid-19 Secure Spot Checks HSE is continuing to conduct spot checks and inspections to ensure workplaces are Covid-19 secure.  Their inspections will enable businesses to seek further advice on how to manage the risks, protect workers, customers, and visitors. Participation in the spot checks is critical, and so where there is failure to do so, could […]

Health & Safety News: increase in companies being prosecuted due to crush injuries

Health and Safety Crush Injuries | HR Solutions

In recent months there has been an increase in crush injuries that have taken place in companies that span an array of different industries with the following just a brief example of some of the cases that have been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE): A company, which manufactures adhesive tape, has been […]

Health and Safety: New Sentencing Guidelines

Health and Safety: New Sentencing Guidelines | HR Solutions

The Sentencing Council for England and Wales promotes greater consistency in sentencing, whilst maintaining the independence of the judiciary. The Council produces guidelines on sentencing for the judiciary and criminal justice professionals and aims to extend public understanding of sentencing. They need released guidelines to affect the breach of duty of the employer towards employees […]

New Health, Safety and Environment Division for HR Solutions

Dominic Greenwood | Health Safety Environment | HSE Solutions | HR Solutions

HR Solutions is a leading firm of HR consultants and advisors; and we have recently made a key appointment to launch our new Health, Safety and Environment division, called HSE Solutions.  Based in Kettering, we operate in a variety of industries and have a client list ranging from small care agencies to multinational technology firms. To […]

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