Category - Health and Safety

26
Jun

Hot weather conditions – Keeping safe as the temperature rises

Although many of us will see it as a very welcome change, when the sun finally appears for summer it is important to ensure that everyone stays safe and well as the temperature rises. Many of our clients are hospitality and leisure driven, so we look at how this may impact the working environment and …

18
Jun

Tumble dryer fire safety risk: Government to issue recall notice on Whirlpool tumble dryers

With the Grenfell tragedy still fresh in everyone’s minds, fire safety news continues to make the headlines. This week the focus has very much been on tumble dryer safety. Four years after Whirlpool issued a warning after it found faults in its Hotpoint, Creda and Indesit dryers which required fixing, the government has decided to …

12
Jun

12 month prison sentence for fitter who pretended to be Gas Safety Registered

The importance of having competent gas safety engineers carry out safe gas works cannot be understated. The law is clear that all gas work must be done by registered ‘Gas Safe’ engineers to ensure the highest standards are met to prevent injury and loss of life. Failure to comply with these requirements can have detrimental …

22
May

Prison sentence for Director after employee is killed using dangerous machinery

In recent prosecution news, it has been reported that the director of a Skip Hire company in Norfolk has been jailed for one year, following the death of an employee. This case highlights how a cost cutting exercise resulted in the unnecessary loss of life which could have easily been avoided. Robert Baldwin is to …

17
Apr

The New PPE Regulations

Background information As reported in the news, the PPE regulations ((EU) 2016/425) will come into effect on 21st April 2019. These regulations aim to ensure that the user will get better and safer PPE. This means that distributors and importers are now responsible for standards as well as the manufacturers. The new regulations deal mainly …

17
Apr

Update: British Standard for Workplace First Aid kits – BS 8599-1:2019

The correct response to administering First Aid to an injured person is vital. It is therefore imperative that adequate First Aid provisions are in place. As Health and Safety requirements within the industry have evolved, BSI (British Standards Institute) has undertaken a review of existing standards and a NEW British Standard specification has been launched; …

19
Mar

Pensioner Death at Care Home

Care homes have a number of vulnerable people within them, and therefore extra care has to be taken to ensure the safety of all residents. At CSC we have a number of care home based clients so we understand the importance of a good health and safety policy being implemented to ensure the best care …

19
Mar

Importance of Risk Assessments

Risk assessments are a very important part of the H&S policy at site. They’re vital to be able to look at different risks on site and to be able to ensure that there is a control measure to reduce the risk to avoid an accident or incident occurring at site. Recently we have heard of …

19
Feb

Entrapment accidents – Food manufacturer fined in excess of £200k

Following two separate accidents involving entrapment with moving machinery, a food manufacturer has been sentenced. On 26 March 2016, whilst working for 2 Sisters Food Group Ltd at its poultry site in Flixton, Norfolk, Mr Romas Ciurlionis trapped his thumb in a moving shackle shortly after being shown how to remove chicken intestines. As the …

12
Feb

Lift Death: Significant failures in lift safety management results in death of toddler.

Lift safety has been brought back into focus following the sentencing of two companies in the death of a five-year-old girl who became trapped while using a lift at her home in Weymouth. This fatality highlights the failures in the relationship between landlord and managing agents. Catastrophic situations can occur when regulatory compliance is not …

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