Tags: risk assessment

Lack of risk assessment led to worker crushed under lorry

A Stoke firm, which designs and manufactures trailers for commercial vehicles, has been sentenced after a worker was seriously injured when he was crushed underneath a lorry when the tuck-away tail-lift closed on him, reports the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Mark Dimmock, 28, from Stoke-on-Trent, had only been working for Don-Bur (Bodies & Trailers)…

Teresa Budworth:Consultants – Make a wise choice, not a poor one

Whenever an organisation seeks to use a consultant or an adviser they really must choose carefully. And if ever there was a case to highlight this, it’s one I came across just a few weeks ago… In July, a hotelier from Mansfield was sent to jail for eight months after pleading guilty to 15 fire…

Richard Evens: Maintaining a safe working environment with rising summer temperatures

With much of the cold weather giving way to warmer temperatures, most of us are looking forward to the summer season that’s just around the corner. But how do you ensure your staff remain cool and comfortable in hotter working conditions? Heat stress is the term often associated with working in hot conditions such as…