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Tailgating: Former ‘Stig’ backs motor safety campaign

According to Highways England, one in eight of all road casualties are caused by people who drive too close to the vehicle in front, with more than 100 people killed or seriously injured each year. Read More

How to implement mental health first aid in the workplace

New industry-endorsed guidance has been launched for employers, to enable them to lay the groundwork, evaluate the support they have in place, create clear policies and recruit mental health first aiders. Read More

Aura Gen3: 3M launches new disposable respirator

3M has launched the Aura 9300+Gen3 disposable respirator series. Read More

Government unveils ‘no-deal Brexit’ UKCA safety markings

The Government has unveiled a new safety symbol, which could replace the existing CE marking in the event of Britain leaving the EU without a deal. Read More

Mental health in farming: Campaign urges farmers to ‘mind your head’

A new campaign has been launched to tackle the stigma of mental health in the farming community. Read More

Taxi safety: Taxi drivers set to face tougher safety standards

The Department for Transport has launched a consultation on tougher licensing guidelines, which include the option of installing CCTV in every taxi and private hire vehicle. Read More

Two injuries at food manufacturer lead to £200k fines

2 Sisters Group, the food manufacturer, has been sentenced following two separate incidents where workers became trapped in moving machinery. Read More

Worker lost leg following oil drum explosion

A commercial vehicle dealer has been fined after an agency worker lost his leg from the knee down when an oil drum he was cutting up exploded. Read More

Time to Talk: ‘I have mental health’

As part of its ‘Time to Talk’ Strategy, Thames Water has released a video starring employees working in the many roles within the company, to continue to push the understanding of everyone as to what the words ‘mental health’ actually mean. Read More

Ocado blaze: Automated warehouses create new fire protection complexities, says expert

The recent fire at an Ocado warehouse in Hampshire ranged for three days before finally being extinguished at the end of last week. Dr James Glockling, Technical Director at the FPA, says that the blaze raises questions about the role of sprinklers and complexities created by the automation of warehouse facilities. Read More