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
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
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
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
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
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
Using a phone whilst driving could cost you your licence
Posted on: 17/03/2017 By: Lee Rance
It’s been illegal to use a handheld phone at the wheel since 2003 and now new laws can see fines for drivers, caught using their mobile ... more
Still one of the biggest causes of deaths at work
Posted on: 13/02/2017 By: Lee Rance
I recently attended a seminar on Health and Safety legislation and one of the things the speaker highlighted was that working at height was still ... more
More powers for Magistrates
Posted on: 02/02/2017 By: Lee Rance
New sentencing guidelines, which come into force on 24 April, will give magistrates the power to increase speeding fines by 50%.
The current limit for a speeding fine is 100% of the ... more
The hazards of roll cages
Posted on: 13/01/2017 By: Lee Rance
A large high street retailer has been fined £2.2m after an employee was injured manoeuvring a roll cage filled with tins of paint from a lift. The employee was ... more