Safety Smart Monthly Update May 2023

8th May 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!

Are your drivers correctly qualified?

Expert Simon Turner talks about the legal obligations of checking your drivers are qualified to operate the vehicles.

If anyone is driving for work, their employer has a legal obligation to ensure that they are qualified for the vehicle they are driving and that they remain qualified


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Managing Risk and Risk Assessments

Risk Assessments are a critical part of every health and safety process but it can be difficult to know where to start, what to include and just what your obligations are. HSE has up to date guidance to steer you in the right direction.

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Corporate Governance and your business

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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SMART LISTEN 

Tamara Parris has a prolific presence in the safety world and runs one of the biggest EHS-focused LinkedIn groups- EHS Professionals. Her podcast Women in Safety supports women in what is still a mainly male-dominated industry, empowering women in a safe discussion space. 

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Case Studies

Life-changing one-tonne load fall results in £95,000 fine

Hear from Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspector Andrew Johnson about a case where a one-tonne pallet of glass fell on a United Pallet Network (UK) Limited’s employee, causing life-changing injuries

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Building firm fined after workers were put at risk during warehouse renovation

An East Yorkshire garden landscaping supply company has been fined £600,000 after an employee died while loading a lorry.

Brian White, 59, was working for Kelkay Limited when he was operating a forklift truck at the company’s site on Heck and Pollington Lane, Pollington, East Yorkshire, on 15 June 2018.

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Waste firm guilty of corporate manslaughter

A waste firm and its director have been found guilty over the death of a worker who was run over by a reversing lorry.

Yamal Mohamed was fatally injured at a site run by FDS Waste Services in Poole, Dorset, in December 2012.

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London joinery firm fined £20,000 for failing to control wood dust

A joinery firm in South East London has been fined £20,000 for failing to control its employees’ exposure to wood dust.

F&E Joinery Limited, in Herne Hill, was inspected in May 2022 as part of a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) campaign targeting woodworking businesses due to the significant health risks associated with exposure to wood dust,


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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.

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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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