Safety Smart Monthly Update July 2023

10th July 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!

Construction tops the list for workplace fatalities 

One hundred and thirty-five workers were killed in work-related incidents in Great Britain in the last year, according to figures published in July by the Health and Safety Executive.

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Call for hospitality to check their premises after fatality 

The mother of a seven-year-old boy who died after being electrocuted in a pub beer garden is urging the hospitality sector to make sure their outdoor electrical equipment is safe.

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Last orders, should we call time on workplace drinking culture? 

There is growing recognition that health and safety is essential to building a successful and sustainable business.

Good governance of an organisation’s occupational safety and health management system is, therefore, an important dimension of business success.

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Directors’ duties: A stark reminder of what can happen when things go wrong

A good health and safety culture flows from the top down so proactive interventions by directors and those in the senior management team is key to facilitating a safe working environment.

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Tata Steel UK fined after worker suffers permanent brain damage

Tata Steel UK has been fined £120,000 after a worker suffered serious head injuries after being hit in the face with a scaffold pole, causing him to fall backwards. Gavin Rowlands, an employee at Monolithic Refractories Limited, sustained permanent brain damage as a result of the incident on 3 April 2017.

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School fined after child severely burned at carol concert

A London primary school has been fined £35,000 after a child received 45 per cent burns to their body at a carol concert. The school was found guilty after a trial following an incident at a church on 11 December 2019.

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Transport company fined after worker fractures skull

A transport company has been fined £255,000 after a worker fell from a lorry and fractured his skull.The man, who was working as a delivery driver for B Taylor & Sons Transport Limited, had been delivering glass to a customer when the incident occurred in Hinckley, Leicestershire on 4 December 2020.

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From Twitter

Construction firm fined after worker dies from fall

A construction company in Kent has been fined after a sub-contractor fell and died from his injuries.

Company fined after HSE inspection finds wood dust failures

A company has been fined after an inspection by Britain’s workplace regulator found workers were being exposed to excessive levels of wood dust.

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