Safety Smart Monthly Update December 2023

11th December 2023 Posted in Blogs

If you missed out on our last newsletter – never fear! we’ve pulled together all the information in this blog post and there’s plenty to catch up on!

SHP’s Top Health and Safety Prosecutions of 2022

This year saw extremely high fines for the likes of Network Rail, Morrisons, Serco and Transport for London. From health and safety failings and negligence to insufficient risk assessments leading to fatalities, have a read of the major health and safety prosecutions of 2023.

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HSE Update: Cold weather working

Employers are being reminded of their responsibilities to keep workers safe as the first spell of cold weather is set to hit the country.

Great Britain’s workplace regulator, the Health and Safety Executive, is stressing the importance of protecting workers during the cold weather. It comes as the Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for ice and snow for parts of the UK.

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HSE publishes annual work-related ill health and injury statistics for 2022/23

Nearly two million workers in Great Britain reported suffering from work-related ill health in 2022/23.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published its annual statistics on work-related ill health and workplace injuries.

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Case Studies

Two men injured after cradle falls nine floors at London tower block build

Two men working on a residential tower under construction in London were fortunate to escape death when a defective cradle they were in fell about 90 feet.

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Fines for company after HSE inspection failures

A Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspection of W.S. Barrett and Son Limited’s site at Riverside Industrial estate in Boston, Lincolnshire, found the company’s workers were being potentially exposed to welding fume and dusts from powder coating.


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