The Work and Pensions Committee has suggested that the current asbestos regulations are insufficient and that the Government should commit to removing all asbestos from public and commercial buildings within 40 years.
R v Deco-Pak Ltd, Mike Hall and Rodney Slater - a Jury at Bradford Crown Court recently convicted Deco-Pak Ltd of Corporate Manslaughter following a fatal accident at its site in April 2017. RS, a Director, was acquitted of Gross Negligence Manslaughter and 'consenting and conniving' contrary to S.37 HSAWA.
Falls from height remain one of the biggest causes of workplace fatalities and major injuries in the UK. In this article we take a look at the considerations employers must make before asking an employee to work at height.