Health and Safety

Doncaster engineering company fined after worker diagnosed with occupational asthma   

Lantern Engineering Ltd was sentenced for health breaches after workers were exposed to metal working fluid (MWF). MWF is hazardous to health, and exposure can cause health conditions including irritation of the skin/dermatitis, occupational asthma, bronchitis and irritation of the upper respiratory tract.

Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard that, in February 2016...Read More »


Kitchen manufacturing company fined after worker injured by machinery

Kitchen manufacturing company Omega PLC were sentenced for safety breaches after a worker severely injured their finger in unguarded machinery.

Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard that on 8 May 2018, the worker was processing wood panels on an edge-banding machine at a kitchen unit manufacturing factory in Doncaster. A panel became stuck...Read More »


Care provider fined for failing to manage risk of service user

The Action Group, who provides support to children and adults, has been fined £20,000 after HSE investigated how risks to staff were assessed, in the wake of an attack on an employee by one of its service users.

Edinburgh Sheriff Court heard that a female employee of the Action Group...Read More »


Care provider fined for failing to manage risk of service user

The Action Group, who provides support to children and adults, has been fined £20,000 after HSE investigated how risks to staff were assessed, in the wake of an attack on an employee by one of its service users.

Edinburgh Sheriff Court heard that a female employee of the Action Group...Read More »


UPVC manufacturer fined after worker suffered life changing injuries

UPVC manufacturer Solarframe Limited was sentenced for safety breaches after a machine operative was crushed under falling materials.

 

Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard that on 19 July 2017, an agency worker was assisting the driver of a forklift truck (FLT) in cataloguing and sorting UPVC materials that were stored on long metal...Read More »


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