Changes in the Team

It is with great pleasure that we can announce Juliet Powell has accepted the role of in-house consultants manager with a job title of Senior Health and Safety Practitioner. This change has been implemented as part of the business plan to develop a management structure. In other news, we are saddened to announce that our own Euan McRobie will be departing from BPA Services Ltd to fur [...]

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Director to serve 12-months after worker 29, killed in waste sorter brought on eBay

The managing director of a Norfolk skip hire and waster company is to serve 12 months behind bars after a young father died when his clothing became trapped in a second-hand waste screening machine that had no external stop button. Robert Baldwin, managing director of Baldwin Skip Hire, was sentenced at Norwich Crown Court after earlier being found guilty of breaching the Health and [...]

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NHS Trust sentenced after employees and contractors exposed to Asbestos during refurbishment work

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust has been fined after refurbishment work undertaken in an accommodation block at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital exposed Trust employees and contractors to asbestos. Telford Magistrates’ Court heard how in June 2012 Trust employees were removing fixtures and fittings from the empty flat when they disturbed asbestos containing materials (ACMs). The Trus [...]

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Lincolnshire company fined after employee falls through roof

A Lincolnshire construction company has been sentenced after an employee received serious injuries from falling through a fragile roof. Boston Magistrates’ Court heard how on 2 May 2017 an employee of Foundations and Buildings Ltd was constructing the roof of a new agricultural building adjacent to an existing barn in Louth, Lincolnshire. While doing so he stepped onto the fragile roof [...]

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Mental Health Awareness Week 13th – 19th May

How to beat stress and keep the mind healthy The British Safety Council has launched a series of wellbeing videos containing exercises and advice to help workers beat stress and maintain good mental health to coincide with the start of Mental Health Awareness Week [...]

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Priory Healthcare fined £300,000 following death of 14-year-old patient

A healthcare provider has today been fined £300,000 for its failings following the death of 14-year-old patient. On 12 November 2012, the patient was found with a ligature around her neck in her room. The 14-year-old was taken to hospital but had suffered irreparable brain damage and failure of multiple organs, so a decision was taken to withdraw life support. She was sadly pronounced d [...]

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Fume from Welding, Cutting and Burning

HSE recently issued a [...]

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