Safety Management


SHP weekly top five

The top five most-read articles on SHP this week include: PPE and coronavirus, Firm sentenced after employee suffers finger amputations, Fine after employee is burnt following explosion, Manufacturer fined after an employee died and another worker seriously injured and Mind responds to ‘huge demand’ for information about how to cope with your mental health during coronavirus. Read More

Tower Hamlets council charged over girl killed by rotting swing

A council has been charged with health and safety breaches over the death of a five-year-old girl in a playground and faces a potential £2 million legal bill. Read More

New HSE chair appointed

The Department for Work and Pensions has appointed Sarah Newton as Chair of the Health and Safety Executive Board. Read More

Food safety round-up: ‘Face mask’ found inside McDonald’s chicken nugget and hospitality coronavirus breaches

The latest food safety news and prosecutions include an Indian restaurant fined £17k after a rat infestation and a pub landlord admits to being ‘complacent’ in enforcing COVID-19 regulations. Read More

Coronavirus advice for employers

The Cabinet Office has issued optional badges that can be used to show that the carrier may have difficulties or concerns in maintaining social distancing. On Friday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson postponed planned easing of lockdown restrictions and mandated face coverings in addition settings. Read More

Manufacturer fined after an employee died and another worker seriously injured

A manufacturer has been sentenced for safety breaches following two separate incidents including the death of an employee and series injuries to a second worker. A number of electrical safety failings were also found. Read More

Passport to help road workers to be effective and safe whilst on site goes live

A new smart card identification system for road workers has been launched. The system uses technology to reliably deliver and capture real-time information when and where it is needed. Read More

Cycle to Work Day: More than half of city workers considering cycling to work post-COVID-19

Back for a ninth year, Cycle to Work Day 2020, is encouraging as many people as possible to get out on their bikes on Thursday 6 July, be it to commute to the office, or as part of their daily exercise. Read More

The risk assessment trap: Are risk assessments encouraging unsafe behaviours?

Are risk assessments encouraging unsafe behaviours? Tony Roscoe, Head of Consulting Services at Anker & Marsh, looks at human behaviour and whether people take greater risks because a risk assessment has been completed. Read More

Being a lone wolf during lockdown – Implications of the coronavirus for the self-employed

Everyone has their own unique stories of coronavirus and lockdown. In the latest of his series of ‘lone wolf’ articles, Dr Nick Bell reflects on six implications of the crisis for the self-employed. Read More


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