Tag Archives: HSE


Hampshire hygiene consultancy firm fined after admitting failures

A Hampshire-based hygiene consultancy firm has been fined £2,000 after its failures put workers at risk of exposure to hazardous substances. Envirochem Analytical Laboratories Limited provided an occupational hygiene consultancy service to customers across the South of England. The reports provided by Envirochem are used by their customers to make decisions regarding necessary controls to … read more

Samantha Peace appointed HSE Director of Energy Division

The regulator that oversees significant parts of the energy industry has announced a new Director. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has appointed Samantha Peace to lead its Energy Division. Current Director Chris Flint has chosen to retire. Chris will leave HSE in April next year. Before then, he will lead several projects for HSE … read more

Serco fined £2.25m after death of custody officer

Security firm, Serco, has been fined £2.25 million for health and safety failings following the death of custody officer Lorraine Barwell. Ms Barwell, a 54-year-old grandmother was kicked twice, once in the body and once in the head, at Blackfriars Crown Court in 2015 during the restraint of a prisoner in custody. She died from … read more

Registration of buildings with Building Safety Regulator now underway

Hundreds of high-rise buildings are being registered with the new building safety regulator as the stricter regime to protect residents begins. Around 750 applications have been opened with the new Building Safety Regulator (BSR) since its registration process for high-rise buildings opened last month. All high-rise residential buildings must be registered with BSR by law. … read more

Company fined £200,000 after worker fractures arm

A manufacturing company has been fined after an employee was drawn in to a machine and suffered multiple fractures to his left arm. The man, who is from Newcastle, had recently started working as a manufacturing operative for Gates Engineering & Services UK Limited at its site on Bassington Drive in Cramlington, and was undergoing … read more