In Court

No criminal charges over nightclub crush deaths

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has said that there is no evidence of gross negligence in the case of two women, who died after being crushed at Lava & Ignite nightclub, Northampton in October 2011. Nabila Nanfuka, 22, died at the time of the crush and Laurene-Danielle Jackson, 19, died 18 days later in Leicester […]
Legislation And Guidance

Deregulation Bill: safety exemptions voted through

  The House of Lords has voted in favour of government plans to deregulate areas of health and safety. Clause one of the government’s Deregulation Bill includes plans to make certain self-employed workers exempt from health and safety law. The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health has been lobbying against the clause, raising concerns that […]
Career Development

Training and career development webinar

4th November, 2014 11:00 – 12:00 (BST) Click here to register The role of the safety professional has undergone change and continues to evolve. With more and more individuals having to take into account sustainability, facilities and other factors into their day-to-day, keeping ahead of the curve can be challenging. This webinar offers insight into […]
Global Legislation

Legal Compliance – the international challenges

Do you audit the legal compliance of your international facilities? We do this often on behalf of our clients and, as you can imagine, come across all sorts of challenges along the way. Here is an overview of some of the main issues that we come across: Corporate Standards – One size does not fit […]
In Court

Morrisons to pay £80k after worker slips on wet floor

Supermarket giant Morrisons has been prosecuted after a worker slipped on a spillage in a food preparation area of the company’s Sproughton Road store in 2012. The worker was not seriously injured. It was heard at Ipswich Crown Court on October 7 how Morrisons provided anti-slip footware to workers in food preparation areas but had […]
CPD

Webinar: Understanding skincare compliance

Click here to request a free demo of the Barbour service There are over 40,000 new diagnoses of occupational skin disease in the UK each year, the majority of which are contact dermatitis. In some sectors, workers appear to accept that “bad hands” go with the job. However, many of these cases could be avoided […]
Blog

Work Under Pressure: a short film about stress

This week is European Health and Safety Week. The theme for this year is Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress – EU-OSHA and its partners aim to get Europe talking about stress and psychosocial risks in the workplace and how we can tackle it together. In support of this, safety-focused video production company Out-Takes has produced Work […]
Common Workplace Hazards

Do You Use Lifting Equipment? Avoid a £20,000 Fine!

A North London meat wholesalers was fined over £20,000 last month for operating a fault-ridden 2.5 tonne forklift truck with a forged positive exam report. Now, forging the safety report was obviously extreme behaviour, and we don’t need to even mention to any of our lovely readers what a dumb and dangerous idea that is. […]
Blog

Safety and health reporting for duty

Earlier this year I wrote a blog series on strategic OSH – particularly in the supply chain and as part of an organisation’s broader sustainability objectives. This time I am going to be focusing less on procurement and more on safety and health reporting. I am guessing that as an occupational safety and health professional, […]
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