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Costly collision

Costly collision

14/11/2022

A costly collision has resulted in three companies being given six-figure fines after a driver was crushed between a reversing HGV and a forklift truck.


Pollution enforcement undertaking

Pollution enforcement undertaking

09/11/2022

A company which handles hazardous waste has agreed a pollution enforcement undertaking following groundwater contamination. The company made a payment of £25,000 to an environmental charity following the contamination of groundwater at its site.


Electric shock prosecutions

Electric shock prosecutions

07/11/2022

Electric shock prosecutions highlight the risks of working near overhead power cables and Jacksons consultants provide advice on safe working near electricity


Director’s fire risk failings

Director’s fire risk failings

03/11/2022

Jacksons consultants consider a recent prosecution involving a director’s fire risk failings and look at the fire safety guidance for construction projects


Prosecuted after worker’s fall

Prosecuted after worker’s fall

02/11/2022

A NE company prosecuted after worker’s fall has been fined £20,000.  The Tyne and Wear engineering company was fined £20,000 after a worker fractured his pelvis and suffered internal injuries after falling through a petrol station forecourt canopy.


Nestle Newcastle factory fine

Nestle Newcastle factory fine

01/11/2022

Jacksons consultants review the recent Nestle Newcastle factory fine and provide guidance to employers on the provision, use and maintenance of work equipment


Hot water fatality prosecution

Hot water fatality prosecution

31/10/2022

Jacksons consultants consider a recent hot water fatality prosecution by the HSE and what employers are required to do when assessing risks in the workplace


Duty of Care fine

Duty of Care fine

28/10/2022

Jacksons consultants consider a recent duty of care fine and the guidance which waste holders should comply with when transferring their waste to others


Peanut allergy breach

Peanut allergy breach

27/10/2022

restaurant worker has been fined for a peanut allergy breach.  The worker who served peanuts to a woman with a peanut allergy putting her in hospital on her 18th birthday was fined in court.


Container risks to workers

Container risks to workers

26/10/2022

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published details of research into container risks to workers. Port and distribution workers, who play a crucial role in making sure items are delivered to buyers in the UK, could be putting their health at risk.


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