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.