September 2016 Newsletter – Inadequate Fire Safety Precautions


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September 2016 NEWSLETTER
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Inadequate fire safety precautions

A south Wales construction company, JG Hale Construction, has been fined £100,000 after the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) discovered inadequate fire precautions of 54 timber-frame houses it was constructing.

Worker crushed by door

Hereford Magistrates’ Court have fined a Worcestershire-based manufacturer after a worker nearly lost his life when a door collapsed and pinned him.

The worker suffered serious injuries including broken ribs and asphyxiation which led to a lost of consciousness for eight hours.

Myth-busting by the HSE

School leaver’s party

School leaver’s party organised by parents in a village hall stated that ‘one parent per  child must attend the party – due to health & safety reasons’.

Read the Panel’s decision HERE.

No repeat prescription requests by telephone

A GP surgery advised patients that it would no longer take repeat prescription requests over the telephone due to health and safety reasons.
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

From the Team

Chris Fitzgerald, our Senior Fire, Health and Safety Consultant discusses Fire risk assessments in unoccupied premises

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