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November 2021 | 2 min read

Asbestos Exposure Prosecution

MS Properties (Northern) Ltd have been fined for safety breaches after employees were exposed to asbestos on 22 March 2019 after removing false ceiling tiles during a shop conversion at 309-315 Hessle Road, Hull. Beverley Magistrates’ Court heard that the company had not commissioned a refurbishment asbestos survey prior to the work commencing. Employees removed […]

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November 2021 | 2 min read

Fatal Electrocution Prosecution

A company has been fined after a worker was fatally electrocuted whilst operating a lorry mounted crane. Cardiff Crown Court heard how on 17 May 2016, ASL Access Scaffold Limited employee Martin Tilby was fatally electrocuted when the crane he was operating struck an overhead power line whilst he was unloading materials in a field […]

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November 2021 | 7 min read

Workplace Ergonomics

Although defined in 1963 as “the fitting of the task to the man”, ergonomics developed as a coordinated subject during World War II. This involved scientists, engineers, psychologists, physiologists and doctors working together to consider the effects of work-related tasks on people ‘How humans interact physically and psychologically within the work environment’. In a work-related […]

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November 2021 | 2 min read

Home Is Where The Hazard Is

Children under the age of 5 are at the greatest risk so remember lots of those hazards may not present a risk to you and me, but to a child this could be a completely different story – one without a happy ending. From an adult perspective, those over 75yrs are at greatest risk of […]

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November 2021 | 2 min read

Safety Starts At Home

Due to the pandemic, more and more people have been working fully or partly from home, with employers still obliged to ensure their employee’s health, safety and welfare even when they are away from their normal place of work and working from home. We have all become familiar with the employer’s obligations to ensure a […]

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