There has been a rise of 43% in “tip-off” based HSE inspections of businesses suspected of inadequate Health & Safety management in the past 12 months.
Michael Southern, owner of PMF Cladding, instructed an employee and a casual labourer to remove and replace soffit boards during refurbishment work, despite being informed by a neighbour that they were made of asbestos insulating board.
Slips and trips are the most common cause of injury at work. On average they cause 40 per cent of all reported major injuries and can also lead to other types of serious accidents, for example falls from height. Slips and trips are also the most reported injury to members of the public.