#WearTheScarf – The HSE’s Latest Asbestos Campaign Whilst safe work with asbestos has come a long way in the past twenty years, there is still a lot of work to be done in the area. This month, the HSE launched a social media campaign (#WearTheScarf) to raise further awareness and provide assistance and information on

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Work equipment is a broad term covering a wide range of things. It includes ladders, scaffolds, cars, tools, machinery, etc. Regulation 5(1) of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations states: “Every employer shall ensure that work equipment is maintained in an efficient state, in efficient working order and in good repair.” Work Equipment

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“LRB Consulting came highly recommended to us. Since we have started to work alongside Mike and his team, matters in our workplace have improved. We now have a clear plan of what we need to achieve for a high level of Health & Safety, with the reassurance of helpful and pragmatic advice when we need

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Follow this link to see a copy of the February newsletter on health and safety matters. In this month’s issue, there is a reminder that the new CDM Regulations will be with us soon. There is an article on some recent work-related manslaughter prosecutions and also a short case study of how we helped someone facing Enforcement Action

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Corporate Manslaughter prosecution following a fall through a fragile roof. Following the fatal fall through a fragile roof in 2011, a building firm was sentenced by Preston Crown Court in February after it pleaded guilty to corporate manslaughter. Following their investigation, the HSE said that the company did nothing to make sure that the worker (Jason Pennington) was

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Corporate Manslaughter case – Northern Ireland sawmill has been fined £75,000 after pleading guilty to corporate manslaughter. PL, an experienced fitter and maintenance engineer, was crushed to death by a large automated saw at A Diamond and Son (Timber)’s Coleraine site in September 2012. The company has about 50 employees and has been operating for 75 years.

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Gross Negligence Manslaughter is a personal offence and can be punished by imprisonment and/or by fine. This is different from Corporate Killing (Corporate Manslaughter), which is a Corporate Offence and is punishable by a fine. In this recent case, the director of a London metalworks firm has been convicted of gross negligence manslaughter after a

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