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1-2Call Worksafe Ltd has provided information, guidance and toolbox talks relating to Coronavirus for all our customers. We will continue to support our customers and respond to their needs during the coming months.

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Customer fatally crushed by lift truck

A Carlisle vehicle-salvage company has been fined after a customer was trapped and fatally crushed when a lift truck he had purchased was being loaded onto his own recovery vehicle. On 15 February 2018, a lift truck purchased from Michael Douglas Autosalvage Ltd was lifted using the company’s skip lorry onto a recovery vehicle at […]

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Boss who forged dead worker’s signature jailed for two years

The contracts manager of a roofing firm has been jailed after forging health and safety documents after a worker fell to his death. On 24 September 2015, Mr Drake was working on the roof of an ironmongers in Rochdale when he fell through a fragile roof light and sustained fatal head injuries. An investigation by […]

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Worker permanently paralysed after fall

A Northamptonshire painting and decorating employer has been sentenced after an employee sustained serious, life-changing injuries after falling from height. On 7 August 2018, an employee was severely injured when he fell from height whilst installing a roof ladder on a pitched roof at a property in Northamptonshire. The fall resulted in the employee being […]

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Enforcement expectations by the HSE have been strengthened for all welding fume, including mild steel welding; because general ventilation does not achieve the necessary control. Control of the cancer risk requires suitable engineering controls for all welding activities indoors e.g. Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV). Extraction will also control exposure to manganese, which is present in […]

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A sober reminder for staff

It’s nearly the “season to be jolly”, so it’s time to put plans in place to ensure that your workforce doesn’t take the idea too literally. How can you make sure employees on your watch remain safe over the festive season? What’s the risk? The problems with alcohol consumption go beyond the obvious issues of […]

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Why training records are vital

Two cases heard in 2019 illustrate how the availability of training and other records can influence the likelihood of prosecution after an accident. What happened in these cases? First case In August 2019 Volvo Group UK (V) was fined £13,333 after it pleaded guilty to breaching s.2(1)Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (HSWA). The […]

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New E-learning Suite Available

We are delighted to announce that in addition to our usual training courses, we can now offer a range of on-line learning courses. Why not head over to our E-learning Suite and take a look?

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Fine after 12-year-old fell from ladder at unsecured site

Contractor Westdale Services Limited was fined £160,000 after a 12-year-old boy slipped off a scaffold ladder on an inadequately guarded site. On 6th May 2017, two boys were able to climb the rungs of a ladder within scaffolding erected by Westdale Services by placing their feet either side of a ladder guard that did not […]

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Accident compounded by first aid errors

A court has heard how an agency worker’s hand injuries were made worse by a lack of trained first aiders on shift at the time. What mistakes were made and what can you do to avoid a similar situation? Clearing a blockage In October 2017, during an agency worker’s second shift with NPS Worldwide UK […]

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Our mission is: To develop systems, procedures and policies for individuals and businesses allowing health, safety and welfare to become an integral part of running a modern successful business.

To develop an awareness of the relationship between health, safety and welfare that will encourage the inclusion of health, safety and welfare as an intrinsic element of your company's working practice.
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