Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 18, issue 06

 
Avoid a food poisoning incident Publication date: 21.11.2019
Article database » Environmental health » Food hygiene
When more than 50 wedding guests fell ill in 2017 it sparked an investigation by environmental health officers followed by the prosecution of the wedding caterer. What went wrong?
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Fire safety fines on the rise Publication date: 21.11.2019
Article database » Fire safety » Enforcement
Fire safety fines on the rise..Hitting home. Fire safety solicitor Warren Spencer has analysed 200 cases brought under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 since it came into force in 2006 and says that fines total £1,230,879. Penalties leapt by more than one third after the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017, with the average fine now at £27,519....
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Are your fire doors effective? Publication date: 21.11.2019
Article database » Fire safety » Fire doors
Recent reports have highlighted that many fire doors simply won’t do their job in the event of a fire. If you have fire doors or are installing them, what points should you look out for to ensure that they are effective?
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Poor mental health in the construction sector Publication date: 21.11.2019
Article database » Occupational health » Stress
A new survey has found that 58% of those working in the construction industry have suffered from work-related mental health issues. What types of solution have workers suggested would work well for them?
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Legionnaires’ fine slashed by £1.5 million Publication date: 21.11.2019
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A £3 million fine handed to BUPA following the death of an elderly resident who contracted Legionnaires’ disease has been cut in half. Why did the Court of Appeal decide this was the right thing to do?
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Will an inspector call after an accident report? Publication date: 21.11.2019
Article database » Enforcement authorities » HSE
One of our subscribers has asked whether they are likely to receive a visit from an inspector after submitting a report for an accident at work. What factors are taken into account and what should the subscriber expect to happen?
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Q&A - must the HSE be notified? Publication date: 21.11.2019
Article database » Construction » CDM 2015
Q&A - must the HSE be notified?..Q. We are a building contractor currently working on a house for a client who will be moving in with his family on completion. It’s quite a long project, so is it necessary to inform the HSE using Form F10 , and if so who is responsible for doing this? A. Under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations...
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Latest accident stats - what’s to learn? Publication date: 21.11.2019
Article database » Accident management/reporting » RIDDOR
The 2018/19 accident and occupational ill-health statistics have been published by the HSE. What do the latest figures show?
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Parking on double yellow lines led to safety charges Publication date: 21.11.2019
Article database » Transport » Pedestrians
A bus company and council have been fined after a woman was fatally hit by a lorry. It was an unusual case because it showed how parking offences could be used in a safety prosecution. What happened and why?
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