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Dangerous recycling machines put employees’ lives at risk

A metals recycling firm in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, endangered the lives of 14 employees by using dangerous machinery despite official warnings.   The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) told Sheffield Crown Court on March 19 that they had served the business, Meadowbank Vac Alloys, with 31 enforcement notices for health and safety breaches in only […]

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Dangerous recycling machines put employees’ lives at risk

A metals recycling firm in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, endangered the lives of 14 employees by using dangerous machinery despite official warnings.   The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) told Sheffield Crown Court on March 19 that they had served the business, Meadowbank Vac Alloys, with 31 enforcement notices for health and safety breaches in only […]

Lorry driver is jailed after killing three in horrific accident

A Slovakian truck driver has been sentenced to six and a half years in prison after losing concentration and slamming his lorry into stationary traffic. The road traffic accident in April 2014 caused the loss of three lives and injuries to another eight people on the M26 in Kent...

GPs might be risking burnout and concentration lapses

New guidance issued by an NHS team has suggested that family doctors might need greater flexibility in their working hours to avoid burning out. The NHS England Bristol, North Somerset, Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSSG) area team have released this guidance amid fears that GPs are being pushed to the limit by long hours and […]

High court decides that hearing loss is a disease

A ruling by the high court has decided that noise-induced hearing loss claims (that began before the Jackson reforms) are still to be classified as an industrial disease and are not a personal injury. The ruling was made in a case before the high court in which four previous employees of BT made claims for […]

Asbestos in schools must be managed to prevent deaths

The British Occupational Health Society (BOHS) has called for more measures to be taken to deal with the topical issue of asbestos being present in school buildings. Rather than campaigning for the removal of asbestos-containing materials (ACMs), BOHS advocates that education institutions hire trained professionals to regularly examine school premises and conduct risk assessments...

Asons’ Employee of the Year is promoted to Head of Finance

Rob Collington of Asons Solicitors in Bolton has scored a career double-whammy. He has just been promoted to the position of Head of Finance from his former role as the Head of Costs. This swiftly follows his being awarded the honour of becoming the law firm’s Employee of the Year 2014 and presented with a […]