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Blog posts December 2012

Avoiding injury over the festive season

Christmas shoppingChristmas is the busiest time of year for retailers as millions of shoppers head out to purchase gifts for friends and family. At this time of year the risk of suffering a slip or fall increases greatly as the cold, wet and increasingly icy weather makes shopping conditions dangerous. To avoid any u…

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Serious head injuries in the North East highlight the need for protection at work

forkliftThe need for effective health and safety measures has always been an important one at the top of many company agendas but just how crucial it is has been highlighted by an incident in the north west of the UK. Two north east firms have been fined heavily after an employee suffered serious injuries t…

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Hull firms in court for worker's death in roof fall

The shattered rooflight where Mr Jackson fellTwo Hull firms and a company director have been sentenced for joint safety failings relating to the death of a worker who plummeted more than eight metres through a fragile rooflight while cleaning gutters.

Kevin Jackson, a father of five, suffered multiple injuries including several fractures of h…

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Company prosecuted after heavy motor crashes into lobby at Luton hospital

The lift winding motor that was droppedA Banbury lift company has been fined after a lift motor weighing more than a tonne fell into a lobby at Luton & Dunstable Hospital, injuring a member of the public.

The heavy component was being hoisted over a hatch by Cotswold Lifts Limited when the incident occurred on 07 September 2010.

The im…

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Making your business a safer place with mobile communication

Many workplace environments are constantly working toward improving communication because it directly affects safety and business. Over the course of the day, co-workers must communicate from office to office, from office to warehouse, and from the workplace to out in the field. The ability to get i…

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Environment agency sentenced after worker drowning

The Environment Agency (EA) has been ordered to pay more than £220,000 in fines and costs after a catalogue of errors caused one of its employees to drown while dredging an icy Cambridgeshire watercourse.

Simon Wenn, 43, from Main Road, Threeholes, Near Wisbech, died on 8 December 2010 while worki…

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Merseyside roofer caught on camera risking lives

A Merseyside roofer has been fined after he allowed lives to be put at risk on the roof of a semi-detached house in Maghull.

Phillip McGinn, 38, and two other workers were photographed retiling the roof of a property on Old Race Course Road on 21 August this year without safety measures in place to…

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The truths and myths behind automatic fire sprinkler systems

There is a common misconception in society that modern homes are more protected from fires than older properties and we as professionals can confirm that this is certainly not the case. Many contemporary homes give the illusion of safety but in reality they are just as vulnerable, which is why it wo…

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Injury brings early end to Hull man's working life

A business owner in Hull has been prosecuted after an employee fell nearly four metres while painting the top of a water storage tank and shattered his left leg.

The 58 year-old decorator, from north-west Hull, will never be able to go back to his lifetime trade or any other construction-related wo…

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Chorley bottling firm in court over forklift injuries

A bottling firm in Chorley has appeared in court after one of its employees was injured while being lifted on the prongs on a forklift truck.

The 39-year-old worker from Preston, who has asked not to be named, was filmed on CCTV standing on the forks of the vehicle as it lifted him and a battery-…

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