March 2017 – New site breaks safety rules


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Brand new site breaks safety rules

An investigation has been launched after a pane of glass tumbled more than 200ft from a busy city centre apartment block.

The glass sheet toppled from a top floor apartment on Saturday afternoon at Islington Wharf, in Great Ancoats Street, as high winds and rain battered the city centre.

Director imprisoned after young worker suffers burns

David Gordon Stead, has been imprisoned for eight months after failing to take appropriate action which resulted in a young worker receiving serious burns.

Cardiff Crown Court heard the young worker was instructed to stand on top of a skip and pour a drum of flammable thinners onto the burning waste to help it to burn.


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Myth-busting by the HSE

Odd job person in managed block of flats not allowed to change light bulbs for health and safety reasons

Management company advised that odd job person is unable to change light bulbs as they would only be protected from negligence if a competent electrician carried out the job.

Read the Panel’s decision HERE.

The HSE Myth Busters Challenge Panel provides a mechanism to independently challenge potentially disproportionate or inaccurate advice or decisions, made in the name of health and safety.

“We think that communicating these decisions will help all our clients with a better insight into the ongoing ‘perception v’s reality’ arguments which appear in the media from time to time”.
Phil Jones

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A Midlands based firm have been fined for failing to meet the standards required when removing asbestos.
The company had failed to protect their workers and exposed them to the risk of developing a form of cancer related to asbestos.

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