Mind Your Back website launched

12 February 2020

A new website aims to help people take control of their back pain and to pay more attention to the dangers of sitting.

Responding to a risky world

12 February 2020

Directors and senior managers must carefully monitor decision-making at all levels of a business to ensure there is no unseen dilution of safety standards, says Mike Robinson.

Worker loses fingers in blockage task

12 February 2020

A company that casts parts for the automotive industry has been fined after an employee’s fingers were amputated while at work at its Chesterfield factory.

Exploitation of migrant workers: recent case law

12 February 2020

Barrister Robert Spicer reports on a recent High Court decision which looked at a case surrounding the exploitative working conditions of migrant workers, gangmasters and the personal liability of company officers.

Case report: Suspended prison sentence for manager of waste transfer station

11 February 2020

On 8 January 2020, Plymouth Magistrates’ Court sentenced Adam Wilcott to a 12-month prison sentence, suspended for 2 years, for running an illegal waste site. He was also ordered to undertake 100 hours of unpaid work, pay £2,308 costs and was banned from working in the waste industry for 5 years. His firm, Highgate Services Ltd, was fined £18,800 and ordered to pay £2,338 costs.

Fatbergs: putting the sewers on a fat-free diet

10 February 2020

Found lurking in the sewer network, fatbergs are an unpleasant and costly problem. Laura King looks at how these congealed masses form and what food establishments should be doing about it.

Decision trees

10 February 2020

Business have to make decisions all the time. Frequently there is no formal process to help the decision making process. The use of a decision tree can assist with this process says John Davison.