Throwback Thursday: avoiding snakes in health and safety

For Christmas 1989, SHP gave its readers a ‘game of wits and intelligence’. Also known as snakes and ladders. The big nasty at the top of the board thwarting people from winning was Asbestos discovered in workshops. Other pitfalls included RSI and Legionella, but you could move up the board for renewing first aid policy […]
Legislation And Guidance

CDM: A look ahead into the New Year

As part of the UK Government’s drive to cut bureaucracy, some major changes are on the way in relation to the management of health and safety within the construction industry. It is recognised that that the majority of fatalities within the construction sector occur in smaller constructions sites. It is with this in mind that […]

Risk Assessment: Santa’s workshop

With slips and trips, drinking on the job and many more serious health and safety violations, Santa’s workshop and delivery operation is an In Court story waiting to happen. Here’s a summary of the main hazards to address at Christmas. Don’t follow Santa’s example – Stay up to date with the latest news, legislation and […]
Chemical Hazards

Bam Nuttall and Four Tees Engineering fined for lead exposure

Bam Nuttall Ltd, a Surrey-based civil engineering firm and Four Tees Engineering Ltd, a fabrication company based in Hampshire have been fined for exposing workers to lead during refurbishment work on the iconic Nab Tower in the Solent. HSE has now warned duty holders to “err on the side of caution when cutting, stripping or […]
Legislation And Guidance

The influence of ignorance on government policy

In the second part of Lauren’s blog she looks at what has been happening in health and safety over the last few years and what that means for the industry and the wider world. In the first part of this blog I spoke about some of the perceptions around ‘elf and safety and the way […]
In Court

HSE warns employers following Complete Utilities crush death

Gloucester-based contractor Complete Utilities Ltd has been ordered to pay more than £100,000 for safety failings after an employee died from crush injuries sustained at work. HSE has warned other employers, saying that “the terrible incident could have been avoided if the company had provided proper training to staff”. It was heard in court how […]
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