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Company Fined After Two Employees Fall From Height
Company Fined After Two Employees Fall From Height
A construction company recently received a significant fine following a fall from height accident that left two workers injured. The employees were working on a new build of three terraced houses and had gained unrestricted access to a timber-joisted floor. The workers then fell through the ceiling and sustained serious injuries—causing them to be unable to return to full time work. 

Further...

Company Faces £1.4m Fine After Employee Crush Injury
Company Faces £1.4m Fine After Employee Crush Injury
A food processing company received a significant fine last month following a worker’s serious injury from a machine mishap on the poultry slaughter line.

The employee was trying to clear a blockage on the conveying system when he was struck by a metal stillage, resulting in several crush injuries—including fractured ribs, a punctured lung and a fracture to his back. Further investigation...

Recent HSE News & Prosecutions: Multiple Companies Fined Following Worker Fatality
Recent HSE News & Prosecutions: Multiple Companies Fined Following Worker Fatality
Two companies received fines following a lifting operation that resulted in the death of an employee. After Larkin Eng Services Limited contracted Cumbria Design Scaffold Limited to collect two metal walkways and deliver them using a flatbed lorry and a mounted crane, the employee was asked to assist in the delivery operation. However, the walkways were not securely fastened to the back of the lorry....

Recent HSE Prosecutions: Landlord and Contractor are Fined After Asbestos Breach
Recent HSE Prosecutions: Landlord and Contractor are Fined After Asbestos Breach
Both a landlord and building contractor were fined after a property demolition resulted in the release of large amounts of asbestos fibres. The landlord hired a building contractor to replace a conservatory containing asbestos panels at a rented property, which caused asbestos to spread as the panels were removed in an uncontained manner. 

An HSE investigation revealed the landlord failed...

Personal Information from 500 Million Marriott Guests Exposed in Recent Hack
Personal Information from 500 Million Marriott Guests Exposed in Recent Hack
Marriott International, a hospitality company that oversees one of the largest hotel chains in the world, recently announced that its guest reservation system had been hacked. Marriott indicated that information from approximately 500 million of their guests had been exposed in the breach, making this one of the largest cyber-incidents in history.

Specifically, guests who have made bookings...

Recent HSE News and Prosecutions
Recent HSE News and Prosecutions
Waste Company Fined and Director Jailed After Worker Suffers Fatality
A waste and recycling company was fined £700,000 and ordered to pay costs of £99,886.57 following a worker fatality from a machine accident. In 2010, the employee was working with a machine used to compress waste materials into small bales and entered the baling chamber to clear a blockage. After doing so, the machine...

Recent HSE News and Prosecutions
Recent HSE News and Prosecutions
Waste Company Fined Following Workers' Injuries in Explosion 
A waste company has been fined £100,000 and ordered to pay costs of £11,603.14 after two employees suffered burn injuries while processing flammable aerosol containers. The workers were processing aerosol canisters using an industrial plastic shredder. When using a gas-operated forklift to place the canisters into the...

HSE News and Prosecutions
HSE News and Prosecutions
Manufacturing Company Fined After Employee Lost Multiple Fingers

A decorative panel manufacturing company has been fined £45,225 and ordered to pay costs of £1,612 after a worker suffered an injury when using an industrial saw. When the employee reached inside what he believed was a viewing hole to clear waste offcuts from sawing a medium density fibreboard, a drive and chain sprocket...

HSE News and Prosecutions
HSE News and Prosecutions
Oil Industry Giant Fined Following Employee Injury from Gas Cylinder

Shell UK received a £60,000 fine after a technician suffered a serious injury from a gas cylinder on an offshore installation. When a technician rolled a cylinder along the floor and removed the protective cap, the trigger mechanism activated, releasing enough pressure to force the technician to drop the cylinder. This...

Recent HSE News and Prosecutions
Recent HSE News and Prosecutions
Director Jailed After Explosion Deaths 
The owner and director of Clearview Design and Construction Limited was sentenced to an eight-month custodial sentence and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £170 after he pleaded guilty to a health and safety breach that killed two brothers. The brothers were hired as labourers to refurbish units in an industrial park. While working inside a...

Recent HSE News and Prosecutions
Recent HSE News and Prosecutions
Company Fined After Worker Develops Occupational Asthma

A design and manufacturing company, Bayham Limited, was fined £12,000 and ordered to pay costs of £6,385 after a worker carrying out soldering work developed occupational asthma. The company began using an air displacement box (ADB) 15-20 years ago as a fume extractor. However, an investigation by the HSE found that the ADB...

HSE Recent News and Prosecutions
HSE Recent News and Prosecutions
Construction Firm Fined Over Safety and Welfare Failings

Toft Construction Ltd was fined £20,000 and ordered to pay costs of £5,176.90 after failing to safeguard its workers and the public. The firm had been hired to refurbish a domestic property, which required deep excavation in the front garden. In its investigation, the HSE found that the firm had failed to implement safety barriers...

Recent HSE News and Prosecutions
Recent HSE News and Prosecutions
Plastics Manufacturer Fined £1 Million After a Delivery Driver’s Death
Glynwed Pipe Systems Ltd was fined £1 million and ordered to pay costs of £27,942.57 after a delivery driver visiting the company was struck and killed by a forklift. The driver had arrived at the yard area when a forklift overladen with large coils struck him. In its investigation, the HSE found that...

Recent HSE News and Prosecutions
Recent HSE News and Prosecutions
Introducing the World’s First International Occupational Health and Safety Standard

An average of 2.78 million workers die across the globe each year due to work-related accidents or illnesses, according to the International Labour Organization. In an effort to address this staggering statistic, the International Organization for Standardization began developing a new occupational health...

Recent HSE News and Prosecutions
Recent HSE News and Prosecutions
Birmingham Contractor Fined £500,000 After Worker Struck by Tipper Truck
MV Kelly Ltd was fined £500,000 and ordered to pay costs of £30,000 with a victim surcharge of £120 after a worker was struck by a tipper truck. The worker was trying to get the attention of a vehicle in an adjacent worksite when he was struck and run over by a truck. While the accident did not kill...

HSE News and Prosecutions
HSE News and Prosecutions
New HSE Inspection Initiative Targets Food Manufacturers
In early January, the HSE began proactive inspections, which will review health and safety standards in food manufacturing businesses across the country. The inspections will be unannounced and focus on two of the main causes of ill health in the sector: occupational asthma and musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Exposure to flour dust is the...

Recent Health & Safety News and Prosecutions
Recent Health & Safety News and Prosecutions
Company Fined After Exposing Workers to HAVS

The HSE fined the Charter Housing Association Ltd £100,000 and ordered it to pay costs of £9,896.88 after six cases of hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) were reported. During its investigation, the HSE found that the organisation did not adequately plan its working methods, provide thorough education and training on how to mitigate HAVS,...

Peter Jones Enterprise Academy's Graduation Ceremony
Peter Jones Enterprise Academy's Graduation Ceremony

ICB Group's Neil Campling had the pleasure of attending Peter Jones Enterprise Academy's inspiring graduation event on Monday the 4th of July, 2016. 
Hundreds of students from Peter Jones Enterprise Academies across the country came together to celebrate their graduation at a special ceremony held at Freemasons’ Hall in London. 

Peter Jones CBE commented:...

ICB Group is now supporting the Peter Jones Foundation
ICB Group is now supporting the Peter Jones Foundation
The Peter Jones Foundation was founded in 2005 by successful entrepreneur and star of Dragons’ Den, Peter Jones CBE.
The charity believes that all young people deserve a brighter future and aims to help them reach their potential through a range of pioneering educational activities and initiatives which champion and celebrate enterprise and entrepreneurship.The mission of the foundation is...