Most construction firms would fail or ‘scrape through’ HSE inspections – Personnel Today

Two thirds of construction companies say they would fail or might only “scrape through” an on-the-spot site inspection by the Health and Safety Executive, a survey has found.

Asked why they would fail or scrape through, the most common answers were a shortage of correctly skilled workers (40%) and a lack of accurate recording of matters including staff training, equipment testing, site compliance, accidents at work (36%).

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One third of respondents said they were very confident of passing a formal HSE inspection – 36% of large firms vs 30% of SMEs.

via Most construction firms would fail or ‘scrape through’ HSE inspections – Personnel Today.

Filthy East Lothian kitchen supplying popular restaurants and hotel closed down by environmental health – The Scotsman

A filthy kitchen used to prepare food for a North Berwick hotel and restaurant was shut-down by environmental health officers.

Owner and former Tory councillor, Stirling Stewart, used the industrial estate unit to cook food for his Lobster Shack and Rocketeer restaurants and Nether Abbey Hotel.



 

via Filthy East Lothian kitchen supplying popular restaurants and hotel closed down by environmental health – The Scotsman.

MMA fighter has finger torn off in gruesome accident whilst working on a farm – Mirror Online

One attribute that often helps when you’re a cage fighter is being hard as nails.

And in Zoran Djodj’s case, his latest mishap has certainly proved he can handle his fair share of pain.

For the Croatian MMA fighter has recently suffered the unfortunate and gruesome injury of having his little finger torn off whilst working on a farm.

He was reportedly harvesting corn in a field when he went to turn off the machine, and his hand was pulled into the harvester.

The little finger on his right hand was crushed by the machine – but rather than head straight to hospital, he bandaged it up and made sure he finished the job at hand first.

via MMA fighter has finger torn off in gruesome accident whilst working on a farm – Mirror Online.

Padiham takeaway owner fined thousands after noise complaints | Lancashire Telegraph

A TAKEAWAY boss has been ordered to pay a total of £2,650 after a court heard his shop had “made life hell” for one of its neighbours.

Muhammad Jahid Miah, a director of Hawali Indian Ltd, pleaded guilty to 19 charges relating to failing to prevent a noise nuisance under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

He was ordered to pay £1,000 compensation to the resident, as well as £1,370 costs, a £30 victim surcharge and a £250 fine.
— Read on www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/17977319.padiham-takeaway-owner-fined-thousands-noise-complaints/

Gauteng factory worker crushes arm in freak accident | News24

A Gauteng factory worker sustained a “traumatic injury” when he slipped and fell, in the process crushing his arm in a roller.

According to Netcare 911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst, paramedics responded to reports of an industrial incident on Erma Street in Kirkney, Pretoria, at 16:03 on Wednesday afternoon.
— Read on m.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/gauteng-factory-worker-crushes-arm-in-freak-accident-20191017

Arnold sandwich shop had greasy walls and a fridge which was too warm – Nottinghamshire Live

A sandwich shop owner was caught running a greasy premises where a member of staff got ready for work without washing his hands.

Food could have become contaminated because ingredients were stacked on top of each other in a fridge which was too warm, a court heard.

No fly screen was fitted to keep insects out of the kitchen at Nibbles on Front Street in Arnold, which was given a hygiene rating of one out of five by Gedling Borough Council.
— Read on www.nottinghampost.com/news/nottingham-news/arnold-sandwich-shop-greasy-walls-3436798

Prince William and Kate see impact of climate change at Pakistan glacier

Britain’s Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on Wednesday visited a melting glacier in the Hindu Kush mountain range not far from Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan, witnessing first hand the impact of climate change their trip is seeking to highlight.

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