Category: HSEQ News

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Acting safely and responsibly is an integral element of our philosophy. The AFI Way is our culture that differentiates us and enables us to outperform competitors. We are driven by our friendly, helpful, professional people that focus on Health/Safety and wellbeing. We are committed to improving health and safety standards in the industry through sharing best practice and learning. We host quarterly health and safety webinars (open to all) and produce a monthly HSEQ Bulletin for internal & external distribution. We are one of the leading providers of industry-accredited working at height training courses and provide our customers with safety guidance through these webinars, seminars and safety bulletins. We share breaking industry news, features, in-court stories and legislation updates via all the leading publications through our Linked Page – Follow us here to keep updated and join in the conversation.

Solar panel company fined after worker falls through skylight

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that, although the company knew the risks from fragile surfaces and unprotected edges, they failed to plan or supervise the work to ensure that access to hazardous areas was prevented. As such the workers were at risk from falls throughout the job.  SolarUK Limited of […]

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Company fined following multiple safety failings on construction site

A construction company has today been fined after failing to ensure the safety and welfare of workers on site during the renovation of a property. Preston Magistrates’ Court heard how, between 12 December 2015 and 14 June 2018, Navkaar Limited put its workers at serious risk of personal injury or death at a construction site […]

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£1m fine as Construction company and employee are sentenced after worker is killed

A construction company and one of its employees have been sentenced for health and safety breaches after another worker was struck by an excavator and was killed.  Southwark Crown Court heard how, on 2 March 2014, during night work at a construction site in Stratford a site operative, Kevin Campbell, was struck by an excavator […]

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ATLAS Publishes Guidance on Working at Height in Wind

The Association of Technical Lightning & Access Specialists (ATLAS) has today published guidance entitled Wind Guidance Note for Working at Height, which has been developed by M J Fuller & Associates and reviewed by ATLAS’ Council and Safety & Access Committee. The document is primarily intended for Steeplejack and Lightning Conductor Engineers, but elements of […]

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West Midlands companies sentenced after worker suffers life-changing injury

Two companies have today been fined after a contractor suffered permanent damage to his eyesight following a fall. Dudley Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 12 April 2016, a contractor, who worked for Kingswinford Engineering Co Limited, had been hired to repair a section of pipework on the roof of a warehouse owned by James Durrans […]

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AFI’s delivery fleet is Ultra Low Emission Zone Ready

The AFI group of companies has announced its inhouse delivery fleet is Ultra Low Emission ready across the UK.   To help improve air quality, an Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) now operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year in London. Most vehicles, including cars and vans, need […]

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