In the News

11th July 2022

HSE publish fatality data for the year ’21/’22

HSE has published workplace fatality figures for the year April 2021 to March ’22. During this period there were one hundred and twenty-three work place related deaths.  The industries with the highest deaths were construction, agriculture, forestry and fishing and manufacturing. The most common causes of fatal injuries continue to be falling from height, being struck by a moving vehicle and being struck by a moving object.  In addition, eighty members of the public were killed as a result of a work-related accident.

22nd June 2022

MAIB report following fatality off a single handed fishing boat.

The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has issued a report following investigation into a fatal man overboard from the single-handed creel fishing vessel east of Torness Point, Scotland.  Key recommendations are that operators of such vessels should consider emergency measures such as the rigging of a man overboard ladder, and the wearing of personal locator beacons.

31st May 2022

EA fines thirty-three companies a total of £27 Million

The Environment Agency has issued fines, totalling £27 Million, to thirty-three companies for breaches of climate change schemes. Firms running power plants and energy companies were fined after under-reporting their emissions for a or failing to submit the necessary reports outlining their emissions for a specific year. Brewing and automotive companies were among those fined for failing to sufficiently reduce their energy use and carbon dioxide emissions after signing up for a voluntary agreement with the Environment Agency, which entitled them to a discount on the Climate Change Levy. Insurance companies and firms manufacturing machinery were been fined for failing to complete required audits of the energy used by their business and failing to identify cost-effective energy saving measures.