Manufacturer Fined £450k after FLT Overturned and Killed 19yrs Man

A Derbyshire manufacturer has been fined £450,000 after a 19-year-old worker was killed when a forklift truck overturned. Manchester Crown Court heard that Ben Pallier-Singleton sustained fatal head and neck injuries during the night of 10 February 2015, when the forklift truck he was driving overturned on a sloping roadway in the yard of Vinyl Compounds’ site in Chinley. HSE inspectors and Derbyshire Constabulary found that Pallier-Singleton was not wearing a seat belt when the truck overturned, and that Vinyl Compounds failed to provide him with adequate training. Pallier-Singleton’s mother, Kathryn Pallier, said after the sentencing hearing: “Ben was and always will be my beloved son, and much-loved brother to … Read More

Elizabeth Sinclair nominated for Business Personality of the Year – Livercool Awards 2017

We think she deserves it, do you? Please vote here! We are thrilled to announce Elizabeth Sinclair, Managing Director of Epica Health & Safety, has been nominated for Business Personality of the Year for the Liverpool Livercool Awards 2017!  The awards see the best individuals, ​business owners, entrepreneurs and decision makers in the city awarded for their contributions. Thank you The Epica Health & Safety Team xx  

A Visitor Safety Centre – Stay Safe, Keep Well, Be Happy

AN astonishing visitors’ centre has been built at the new Lymm fire station to help residents of all ages learn about the justice system, emergency situations, police work and how to stay safe. The centre was designed with the help of a team of theme park designers and is stunningly realistic. It includes an electrical substation, urban street with zebra crossing, a mock building site, railway station and level crossing. There is also a crash scene with interactive virtual reality headsets to help teens understand the importance of road safety. A cinema room and interactive touchscreens will be used to help children learn about online safety and a burned out … Read More