Major frozen food manufacturer fined for safety failings

Date: 9 May 2016 A major frozen food manufacturer based in Whittlesey, near Peterborough, has been fined £800,000 for safety failings after an employee nearly lost his arm. Peterborough Crown Court heard how a 34-year-old employee was attempting to check the condition of the head roller on a bypass conveyor. While doing this his arm became entangled in… read more

Worker loses all fingers and thumb in machinery

Date: 13 May 2016 An assistant farm manager from Norwich lost all his fingers and thumb of his left hand when it became caught in machinery. Norwich Magistrates’ Court heard how the farm manager was operating a firewood processing machine, which consisted of a circular saw, log splitter and conveyer. In the course of splitting a… read more

Crystal company sentenced over injury to worker

Date: 13 May 2016 A Cumbrian lead crystal manufacturer has been fined after an employee suffered a serious hand injury while using machinery. Laura Ponsford, who was 21 at the time of the incident in February last year, had the middle finger of her right hand torn off while operating a drill to widen the neck… read more

Company fined after agency worker seriously injured – 6 May 2016

A Suffolk cargo handling company has been fined £100,000 after an employee suffered serious injury when a sheet of marble weighing one tonne fell on him. Ipswich Crown Court heard how an employee of Extreme Handling Limited was working at GMA Warehousing and Transport Limited’s Felixstowe site. He was assisting a fork lift truck operator… read more

Anti-terrorism poster – OJAST Ltd

It’s so easy to get complacent about the threat of terrorism. When we see something suspicious, we all have a tendency to let someone else report it. We’ve uploaded a poster that acts as a simple reminder. Please download it from this link, print it off and display somewhere prominent.

Level 3 Award in First Aid Response – Specifically for SIA Close Protection Officers

HABC – Level 3 Award in First Aid Response – Specifically for SIA Close Protection Officers Qualification Overview This qualification is designed for those learners in gaining a more comprehensive understanding of first aid along with understanding how important medical and environmental intelligence is when dealing with a range of casualties. This qualification is the… read more

Withdrawn Approvals From the SIA Web Site

Withdrawn Approvals From the SIA Web Site – Is this affecting your licence and if so possibly your job and a possible criminal action? Hi All, It is worthwhile noting that some companies have either withdrawn from the SIA Security Company Approvals list, or been withdrawn for failing to fulfil their requirements as a proper… read more