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Is It Too Hot To Work?

Is it too hot to work?Is there a maximum working temperature? There is no law for maximum working temperature, or when it is too hot to work. The temperature in workplaces must be reasonable. Employers must stick to health and safety at work law, including:  Keeping...

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Great Britain Fatalities up by Almost a Third

Great Britain Fatalities up by Almost a ThirdCOVID disruption, wide scale furloughing of workers and a 10% reduction in weekly hours worked has been accompanied by a 28% year-on-year increase in the number of work-related fatal accidents, according to Great Britain’s...

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Company Fined After a Fatal Gas Explosion

Company Fined After a Fatal Gas Explosion An asbestos removal contractor has been found guilty and fined after a worker was left fatally injured and another seriously injured from a gas explosion. On 5Th October 2017, two workers were removing a boiler and pipework,...

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Director Lied About Forklift Incident Leaving Driver Paralysed

Director Lied About Forklift Incident Leaving Driver Paralysed A driver at Dickies Pet Centre in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, has sustained fractures to his neck vertebrae resulting in needing permanent 24-hour care due to being paralysed form the neck down. This was due to...

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Food Manufacturer Fined £600K Over Segregation Failings

Food Manufacturer Fined £600K Over Segregation FailingsA 2 Sisters Food Group company has been fined after a worker was seriously injured when he was struck from behind by a forklift truck and trapped beneath the metal container it was carrying. The penalty for Kepak...

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The Importance of CPR

The Importance of CPRFollowing on from the tragic events at the Euros 2020 tournament this weekend, it has highlighted the importance of knowing CPR and the use of defibrillators. We would like to take this opportunity to remind you of some CPR basics. There are two...

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Entangled Tabard Left Worker Unconscious

Entangled Tabard Left Worker Unconscious A plastics manufacturer has been ordered to pay £150,000 after a worker became unconscious as a result of asphyxiation when his tabard was entangled in the rotating spindle of a print machine. In January of 2019, a supervisor...

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021Monday 10th – Friday 16th May marks Mental Health Awareness Week for 2021. At any one time, on in six workers experience mental health problems such as stress, depression, and anxiety.  Increasing people’s awareness of mental health,...

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