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Bury firm fined £40000 with £45000 costs after accident left man unable to walk again.

A lack of training, supervision and failure to maintain equipment, led to a horrific accident, which resulted in HGV driver from Manchester , being unable to walk again after…

Serviceplan Contracts Ltd prosecuted by HSE

A 29-year-old man from Tyldesley, who has asked not to be named, could have been killed when he fell off a forklift truck in Leigh while trying to climb…

Changes to National Minimum Wage

As
from 1st October the National Minimum Wage increases as follows:

  • the adult rate increases to £6.08 an hour
  • the rate for 18-20 year olds  increase to £4.98 an hour
  • the rate for 16-17 year olds…
Agency Workers Regulations 2010

The Agency Workers Regulations came into force on 1st October 2010, and have significant implications for employers. The primary purpose of the Regulations is to ensure that, after…

Employee prosecuted by HSE / Employer not to blame

So often we hear about Companies that are failing to meet their legal responsibilities and, as a result, people are injured or killed. Recently we read in the press about…

Glove Policy implicated in metalworking machine accident – Ineos Enterprises Ltd sentenced over finger loss

Ineos Enterprises Ltd has been prosecuted for ignoring basic safety guidelines after a maintenance worker seriously injured his right hand at a Runcorn factory. Ineos, of South…

JDS Trucks Ltd Prosecuted by HSE

Blackburn truck firm sentenced over fall injuries
Date:15 June 2011Release No:HSE/NW/26JDSTrucks
A Blackburn truck firm has been sentenced after one of its employees was badly injured when he fell from…

Manchester firm fined £18000 plus costs for putting workers at risk

Options Properties Ltd was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after two men were found to be working 65 feet up next to a sheer drop…

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