The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 has been used in a recent case involving a Stonemasonry firm. Cavendish Masonry, a Bath based stonemasonry firm, is awaiting sentencing following being found guilty of corporate manslaughter under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007. A 23 year old worker (Mr David Evans) was crushed by

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Here is an example of being caught in the act of doing something foolish and being penalised for it. A foolhardy roofer appeared in court after footing a double extension ladder on a transit van in order to access a third floor façade. In this case, Mr George Nicholls (aged 25), blatantly risked harming himself and others

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The HSE investigates another work fall from height leading to serious injury. Worker will never walk again. A Southwark based construction company has been prosecuted by the HSE and ordered to over £126,000 in fines and court costs after a worker was left paralysed following a fall. The 38 year old worker fell eight metres

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There are about 50 people killed each year in accidents involving workplace transport. These types of accidents also cause more than 1500 major injuries (accidents which, for example, result in broken bones or amputations) and about 3500 injuries that cause people to be off work for more than three days. This article pulls together links to information

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Safe Isolation of Plant and Equipment The safe isolation of plant and equipment is essential to allow various processes to take place, such as cleaning, maintenance, repair, and modification. Although no health and safety legislation covers this area specifically, there are several general legal drivers, such as the Health and Safety at Work Etc Act

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Isocyanates are used in certain two-pack paint systems and polyurethane systems as a hardener. Isocyanates are hazardous to health and cause occupational asthma and respiratory sensitisation. They are well known respiratory sensitisers and exposure to them can ruin lives. Isocyanate can cause asthma by inhalation Control exposure to stop occupational asthma developing. Even short-term exposures can

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In my business, we visit lots of premises to carry out fire risk assessments and to help people with their fire safety. One of the disappointing things that turns up again and again is blocked and/or obstructed fire escape routes. We hear all to often that “its not usually like this” or “what can you

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