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  • Working in the Sun

    TUC issues safety warning Posted on: 28/06/2018   By: Lee Rance With the UK currently in the midst of a heatwave, it is a particularly dangerous time for workers who spend most of their time working outdoors. The Trades Union Congress (TUC) ... more
  • Sentences Increased for Causing Death by Dangerous Driving

    Maximum sentence will rise from 14 years to life Posted on: 08/03/2018   By: Lee Rance A recent consultation by the government to increase the sentencing for death by dangerous driving has been given the go-ahead as soon as parliamentary time allows. ... more
  • Recycling Firm Fails to Heed HSE Warnings

    Company fined after ‘multiple safety failings’ were found Posted on: 04/10/2017   By: Lee Rance A Northamptonshire recycling firm and its directors have been fined after numerous regulations were breached. The company and its directors had a total of 21 enforcement notices ... more
  • Reducing Accident and Ill-Health Civil Claims

    The benefits of good health and safety measures Posted on: 11/09/2017   By: Lee Rance Almost all employers want to ensure that their employees and anyone affected by their business are safe from harm and to also ensure they comply with their ... more
  • Gross Negligence Manslaughter

    Proposed jail terms increased to up to 18 years Posted on: 28/07/2017   By: Lee Rance Gross negligence manslaughter is committed by an individual whose gross breach of a duty of care causes or contributes to a death. This is the most ... more
  • Hazardous Symbols Have Changed

    What to look out for Posted on: 17/07/2017   By: Lee Rance The Law requires that any chemical placed on the market in Europe must have the hazards clearly communicated to workers and consumers. This is done through the classification and labelling ... more
  • Working in Hot Environments

    What are employer’s responsibilities? Posted on: 08/06/2017   By: Lee Rance It might not feel like it at the moment, with the heavy rain and high winds we have been experiencing recently, but summer is almost here. As usual, in this country, ... more
  • Work Equipment

    What is it and should it be checked? Posted on: 05/05/2017   By: Lee Rance All workers use work equipment in some form or another, but just what is it? Well to quote my boss, “Work equipment can range from a pen to ... more
  • Council Fined £1,000,000

    A prime example of the new sentencing guidelines in action Posted on: 25/04/2017   By: Lee Rance I came across this story the other day and thought it would make an interesting blog topic and also a good follow up to our ... more
  • HSE Prioritises Plans for 2017/18

    Focusing on work related stress, musculoskeletal disorders and occupational lung disease Posted on: 13/04/2017   By: Lee Rance The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recently published its Business Plan for 2017/18. The business plan sets out the HSE’s main priorities for the ... more