Health and Safety

Waste management company fined £190,000 after fatal fall

A waste management company has been fined £190,000 after a contractor died when he fell seven metres while carrying out maintenance work.

The experienced maintenance contractor was part of a team under the control and direction of Wiltshire-based Hills Waste Solutions Limited. He sustained fatal injuries in the fall on November...Read More »


Cargo handling company sentenced after worker crushed between shipping containers

A cargo handling company has been fined after an employee was fatally crushed between shipping containers whilst working in a container park in Portsmouth.

On 25 August 2017, Mr Mieczyslaw Tadeusz Siwak, a 34-year-old father-of-one, was working for Portico Shipping Limited (formerly MMD (Shipping Services) Limited) on the night shift in...Read More »


Unregistered gas installer fined after failing to answer questions from HSE inspector

A plumber who was suspected of having undertaken dangerous gas work while unqualified to do so, was fined for failing to answer questions put to him by a Health and Safety Executive inspector.

In February 2020 Luke Rodgers was alleged to have carried out unlawful gas work to replace a boiler...Read More »


Heat warning: Employers must prepare for a warmer future

Employers need to act now to make sure their workplaces are ready for warmer weather in the future.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is advising businesses to think how they need to adapt to warmer working conditions for their staff.

After last month’s record-breaking temperatures and with more hot weather expected...Read More »


Employee crushed by bus suffers life-changing injuries

A bus company has been fined £380,000 after one of its employees was crushed between a reversing bus and a stationary vehicle. 

The employee of Stagecoach Devon Limited was working at the company’s Torquay depot on the morning of 3 October 2019.

Due to space limitations, buses often had to reverse to...Read More »


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