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Assault on Emergency Workers (Offences) ...

Prison time has now doubled for assaulting an emergency worker. The new law protecting emergency workers from assault applies from November 2018. The maximum sentence for assault doubles from 6 to 12 months in prison. This covers police, prison officers, custody officers, fire service personnel, search and rescue services and NHS paramedics. The new law […]

NHS Violence Increasing

Violence against NHS staff has reached its highest level in five years, with one in seven health professionals attacked in the last year. Matt Hancock, the health and social care secretary, will unveil an initiative to reduce assaults, including faster prosecutions of offenders. Ambulance workers, nurses and doctors in A&E and mental health personnel have […]

Are your Staff Reluctant to Report Incid...

Health & Safety is a matter which all organisations need to prioritise highly. Employers can face costly fines for failing to take the safety of employees seriously enough. Solicitors which previously regarded ‘lone worker safety’ as a minor topic now have whole teams which specialise in workplace incidents and provide apprehensive employees with a lot […]

Aer Lingus Fined €250,000 After the Deat

Aer Lingus Fined €250,000 After the Death of an Employee

On the 5th of November 2014, at Dublin airport, cargo driver John Murray fell from the dock and sustained fatal head injuries. He was unloading cargo at the warehouse and access to the designated pedestrian door had been closed. This meant he had to access the warehouse by climbing up and down a 3ft loading […]

 

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