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Health and safety in the supply chain

11-02-2016

For many years now, it has been widely acknowledged that any one action within any part of the supply chain can have a knock on effect, positively or negatively, further down the line.

Photo shows a cargo ship transporting goodsTo give an example, imagine a supplier changing the weights of their products, to make them bigger in order to t…

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Manual handling at work; when you probably shouldn't lift

27-10-2015

Photo shows a close view of someone carrying a boxAt one time, what you could and couldn’t lift whilst operating in a workplace environment was down to what you could physically manage.

People love the phrase ‘can-do attitude’, but thankfully that doesn’t apply anymore when it comes to manual handling.

Whilst there are no legal limits…

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The league table of construction accidents

19-03-2014

Photo shows workers on a construction siteAny documentation from the HSE always makes for interesting reading, particularly when it relates to the construction industry. This is a field which makes up just 5% of the British workforce, yet still contributes to 27% of fatal injuries to the whole country. In short, it’s dangerous – although th…

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Llanelli construction firm fined over worker's injury

01-03-2012

A Llanelli construction firm has been fined after a worker suffered serious injuries when he was hit by a concrete beam.

The employee, from Carmarthen, was working with a colleague for W A Bowler Ltd. on the installation of a beam and block floor at Hillside Care Home in the Uplands area of Swanse…

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Battersea laundry firm fined for ignoring safety notices

18-10-2011

A Battersea laundry firm showed scant regard for employee wellbeing and safety after ignoring instructions to make it easier and safer for workers to move heavy loads, London magistrates heard today.

Niva UK (Ltd), trading as Sunbeam Laundry, failed to act on two separate Improvement Notices serv…

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