Tag Archives: Machinery

Are your risk assessments up to the job?

Are your machinery risk assessments adequate? Failure to carry out suitable and sufficient risk assessment can place your employees at risk of harm and leave your company vulnerable to prosecution. Risk assessments are a legal requirement introduced by the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations. As well as being a legal requirement they […]

Are you isolated at work? If yes, good

Especially if you are working in an industry which uses hazardous machinery such as engineering and manufacturing companies.  Let me explain.  In the last few weeks the global food producer Heinz has been prosecuted and hit with a £50,000 fine and ordered to pay costs of £9,661 after pleading guilty to breaching regulation 11(1) of […]

Increase of Injuries For Food & Beverage Manufacturers

There have been numerous reports in the press of injuries to employees following incidents involving un-guarded machinery. Only last month, The Brothers Drinks Company was fined £23,000 in costs and fines after an employee caught his arm in a live machine and suffered a life threatening injury. Sadly, this is not a one-off occurrence. The […]