A court has fined a business clothes company over the injury incurred by its two employees from chemical burns.
According to reports, clothing company Flame Safe Fabric Specialists was fined $135,000 by the Worksafe Victoria court after the latter determined that the company failed to give adequate protective gears and equipment to its staff. That also includes the lack of appropriate training to handle these situations.
One of the employees suffered burns after chemicals splashed into his eye while another one suffered more burns to his face.
Acting Executive Director Stan Krpan said that this case should serve as a reminder for employers to give a safer workplace to its employees in order to avoid these dangerous incidents.
He added that it is easy to comply with the law since the standards set in place are very clear and commonsense.
Three companies have announced its plans to conduct fundraising and have expressed hopes to raise more than £400 million via stock market flotations.
Promethean, a Blackburn-based educational firm, business clothing maker SuperGroup and EMIS, a healthcare software business based in Yorkshire, have confirmed this development.
Market turbulence has seen major floations happening in recent months which led the companies to join the bandwagon.
Promethean projects to raise about £250 million, SuperGroup estimates £125 million and EMIS targets £50 million.
SuperGroup has 40 retail stores in the United Kingdom and has 54 concession stores at store chain House of Fraser.
Promethean, reporting a strong annual grown in education recently, continues its focus on primary and secondary education. About 550,000 classrooms in about a hundred countries benefited from the company’s equipment.
As for EMIS, more than 800 employees have been hired to computerize patient records to keep up with modern technology.
Martin Smith, the chief executive officer of fire safety company Firewatch Group, is the new owner of Vanter Ltd, a company that creates business clothes and other apparel. Incidentally, the new owner is a novice in the industry.
The previous owner of Vanter Ltd – Hugh Anderson, reportedly failed to find a new buyer of the company after he retired. This led Smith to go ahead and make the purchase himself, even though his current business has nothing to do with the apparel business.
Smith reasoned that he wants the manufacturing industry in United Kingdom to continue flourishing and that he doesn’t want the business to lose steam and give in to competitors overseas.
Smith said that the takeover helped save jobs. Vanter laid off 12 people when it closed last December. He added that the takeover means that about five jobs have been saved and that they are planning to get three more employees in the near future.