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Protecting Your Workers

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Slips and trips are often seen as comical but they are a leading cause of accidents. The recent Supreme Court decision re-emphasises employers’ duty to protect workers including those who work out in the community. The UK’s highest Civil Court has ruled that an employer was liable for the injuries of a home care assistant …

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Peanut curry death: Restaurant owner Mohammed Zaman jailed.


A “reckless” restaurant owner has been jailed for six years for the manslaughter of a customer who had an allergic reaction to a curry. Paul Wilson, 38, suffered a severe anaphylactic shock in January 2014 after eating a takeaway containing peanuts from the Indian Garden in Easingwold, North Yorkshire. Mohammed Zaman, 52, was found guilty …

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Shattered Lives

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Over 10,000 employees suffer a major injury as a result of a slip or trip at work every year, some of which they never recover from. Make sure you properly assess the risk to your workers and customers. Things to consider in your risk assessment include: the condition of floors the working environment lighting standards …

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Star Wars – The Prosecution Begins

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HSE to prosecute film company after Star Wars incident Harrison Ford suffered a broken leg and other injuries when he was struck by a heavy hydraulic metal door on the set of the Millennium Falcon. Although a film set is a glamorous place, it is still a place of work and machinery, etc., has to …

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