Tags: Accident

Teresa Budworth: Why safety inductions are so important

I came across a worrying new statistic the other day from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). According to the HSE, people are just as likely to have an accident within 6 months of starting at a new place of work as they are during the whole of the rest of their working lives. This…

100,000 young people under risk whilst on work experience, claims British Safety Council

June is one of the busiest months in the school calendar for work experience and while offering young people an invaluable education, many will be unprepared to enter a different environment. The consequences of which could be devastating for families across the UK. Every 40 minutes a young person is seriously injured in the workplace.…

IOSH call for changes to injury reporting

A change in the type of work-related accidents plant managers ought to report has been backed by members of the UK’s leading independent health and safety body. Around 65% of IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health) members supported a move from a ‘three-day injury’ reporting to seven days. At present, employers must contact the…

Richard Evens: A certain amount of regulation is essential to ensure safety and wellbeing at work

At the end of last month, the government announced plans to reduce unnecessary health and safety regulation for businesses. Whilst I’d welcome this move, it’s worth remembering that a certain amount is essential to ensure the safety and wellbeing of businesses, their customers and their employees. According to the HSE’s most recent statistics, over 170…

If you are an HR manager and also happen to be among the many Brits and Americans who are monolingual, you may have never wondered how Employee Benefits terminologies are expressed abroad or in your company’s foreign subsidiaries. Certainly a name is oftentimes just a name, but when the name expresses a concept that affects…

As this week (11th-15th April) is National Health Awareness week, St John Ambulance has revealed that one in five employees know someone who has suffered a cardiac arrest at their workplace. Around 30,000 people experience a cardiac arrest outside a hospital environment each year, yet only one-third received CPR from a bystander. In this situation,…

Brighton butchers fined over workers meat mincer injury

A Brighton meat processing company has been fined after a 16-year-old trainee severely injured his arm in a meat mincer. The teenager’s employer, Malpass Direct Ltd was prosecuted by The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for not properly supervising him at its Brighton Meat Market premises. Brighton Magistrates’ Court heard that the trainee (who asked…

BT fined over engineers fatal fall

The telecommunications firm, British Telecomms PLC (BT) have been order to pay £196,150 in costs for an incident which led to the death of one of their engineers. David Askew, 52 was reportedly working as an engineer for BT, installing distribution boards and running cabling work at north London’s Canonbury Telephone Exchange. While carrying out…

Two Black Country construction firms have been fined after a worker was severely injured by falling timber. Kent Road Construction Limited and Fortmere Construction were both prosecuted by The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following an investigation into the incident. Wolverhampton Magistrates Court heard that on 10 June 2009, Neil Anson, a 44 year old…