In April 2019 the Sentencing Council published an assessment on the impact and implementation of the Health and Safety Offences, Corporate Manslaughter and Food Safety & Hygiene Offences Guidelines which were introduced in February 2016
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has increased its Fee For Intervention (FFI) hourly rate from £129 to £154.
The HSE have recently announced that they are in the process of refreshing their RIDDOR reporting forms to make the reporting process easier for the user.
Two North West companies have been fined following the death of a 37-year old worker, Andrew Bowes, in March 2012.
On one of the projects that Aegis is working on, one of the sub-contractors is using a new crane innovation – the Liebherr 1050-3.1.
A recent European Court of Justice (ECJ) judgement on obesity and disability discrimination has drawn attention to an issue that employers may need to consider.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is looking to change the emphasis within the construction industry with regard to health and safety.
The Court of Appeal has upheld the conviction of the director of a housebuilding company for gross negligence manslaughter over the death of a worker at a building site in September 2014.
A North West housing association has been fined after failing to manage exposure to vibration, resulting in a diagnosis of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVs) for one of its employees. HAVS is a serious condition caused by regular and frequent exposure to hand arm vibration which can result in tingling, numbness, pain and loss of strength in the hands.
On Tuesday 18 December the Government announced its commitment to a ‘tougher regulatory system for building safety’. The programme of change has been named ‘Building a Safer Future’ and follows Dame Judith Hackitt’s review of building regulations and fire safety.