Category Archives: health & safety

New manufacturing news website goes live

After over 1000 blogs, the Whats Happening in Manufacturing blog spot has grown up and become the sector’s newest fully functioning 24/7 manufacturing news website. WHIMFING.com (What’s Happening In Manufacturing) boasts “no frills; just facts”. It’s “where busy people who … Continue reading

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Future Manufacturing Award winners announced

Prosthetics manufacturer Chas. A. Blatchford & Sons has been declared the ‘winner of winners’ for its “ambition to delivering quality products to improve people’s lives” at the EEF Future Manufacturing Awards 2013 which celebrate the strengths of UK manufacturing. The … Continue reading

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Huhtamaki UK found guilty in ‘spiked bike chain’ case

The UK division of the global packaging manufacturer Huhtamaki has been fined for safety failings after a long-serving worker lost a finger in an unguarded chain on a machine. The 54-year-old from Gosport, who does not want to be named, … Continue reading

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Safety breach caused crushed hand injury at food packaging firm Chevler

The food packaging firm Chevler Ltd has been fined £8,000 and ordered to pay £5,843 in costs after an employee’s left hand was crushed when it was drawn into a two centimetre gap between the rollers of a printing machine. … Continue reading

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Duvet days among manufacturing workers on the up as Blue Monday approaches

Staff absences are on the up at one quarter of the UK’s smaller manufacturing firms, according to the latest Close Brothers Business Barometer. The research, which canvasses the opinion of SME owners, further revealed that over a third of respondents … Continue reading

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H & S breaches from making dough to drilling

Manufacturing sectors dealing in activities as diverse as making dough and drilling were in the dock this week accused of paying insufficient attention to the safety of their employees. On Monday, Pontypridd bread manufacturer Easibake Foods was prosecuted by the … Continue reading

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Marling Leek in court after unguarded machine shattered worker’s forearm

Marling Leek, a manufacturer specialising in weaving and dying webbing for seatbelts and harnesses has been fined £35,000 and ordered to pay a further £5,257 in costs after employee Andrew Thomas shattered his left forearm in an unguarded machine. Following … Continue reading

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