Tags: Health and safety

Food manufacturer and director sentenced after worker crushed by forklift

A multi million pound turnover food manufacturer and one of its directors have been fined after a worker was crushed by a forklift truck at its Warwickshire factory. Leamington Crown Court heard that agency worker Jamie Barsby was lucky to be alive after the incident at The Sandwich Factory Holdings Ltd on the Carlyon Road…

Laura Conway: Zero-hours worker told to stay home over Ebola fears

What do you do if you fear an employee has Ebola? Over the past couple of weeks it has been reported that security guard Sam Ogunnoiki was refused the right to return to work after a holiday to Nigeria. Mr Ogunnoiki was reportedly asked to remain away from work for three weeks and not to return…

70% of employers feel a responsibility for their employees physical and mental health

New research* from AXA PPP healthcare has shown that a strong majority of businesses (70 per cent) believe that they have a responsibility to encourage their employees to be physically and mentally healthy. Indeed, 63 per cent of those surveyed believe that there is a link between an employee’s productivity and their health and wellbeing…