A fatality occurred this week in a private residence in central London, when a man fell backwards through a chimney. To read the full article on the twin fm click here
A national health and safety officer at trade union, told delegates at the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health’s annual conference, that the Trades Union Congress (TUC) had put together an asbestos bill before the general election. To read the full article on FM World click here
Following the death of a sub contractor, Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd was fined £200,000 with £17, 790 costs. To read the full article on this week in FM click here
It is estimated that every year, deaths in confined spaces account for between 15 and 30 UK workplace fatalities. 2015 has seen a increase confined space training national as facilities management companies are focusing on the high risk associated with confined space working. In june of this year two court case highlighted tragic cases:
In one, a Hampshire farm manager was jailed for the manslaughter of two workers who died after being sent into a nitrogen-filled apple container while holding their breath. The fruit farm where they worked was fined £75,000.
In the second case, an animal rendering and food waste recycling company in Leek, Staffordshire, was fined £660,000 after a worker from Stoke on Trent died when he was scalded by steam as he tried to fix an industrial cooker