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SHP weekly top five

The top five most-read articles on SHP this week include: Council fined following fatality after a tree branch struck a moving vehicle, PPE and coronavirus, Coronavirus advice for employers, Costain fined £1.2m after MEWP collapse and Webinar: ‘Target Zero’ – Minimising Accident and Injury in the Workplace. Read More

January Blues: SHP’s guide to helping workers beat the winter slump

The first few weeks of January are often perceived as a challenging time for the workforce from a mental wellbeing perspective. Read More

Uber loses licence to operate in London due to ‘several breaches that placed passengers and their safety at risk’

Transport for London (TfL) has refused to grant Uber a new licence, meaning it will no longer be able to operate in London, following the latest application phase. Read More

Government bans combustible cladding

Combustible materials will not be allowed on the external walls of new buildings over 18-metres containing flats, hospitals, residential care premises, dormitories in boarding schools and student accommodation. Read More

EDF power station: Workers injured in nuclear power plant incident

A ‘steam release’ caused a blast of high temperature steam to escape, injuring three male employees. Read More

Two dead after suspected gas leak at poultry firm

An investigation is underway after two men were found dead in the early hours of Thursday morning at Banham Poultry in Norfolk. Read More

Hairy Biker backs National Eye Health Week

Hairy Biker Dave Myers has urged everyone to look after their vision as part of National Eye Health Week, which runs until 30 September. Read More

13 people treated in Scottish Gas chemical incident

The premises of Scottish Gas in Edinburgh was evacuated on Friday afternoon after a suspected chemical incident which saw three people admitted to hospital and ten others needing treatment. Read More

Britain rules the Commonwealth for workplace safety

The research conducted by the compensation firm Australian Accident Helpline found the chances of an Australian being fatally injured in the workplace are three times higher than a counterpart in Britain. Read More

Asbestos in schools: HSE Northern Ireland investigating gauze mats

The Health and Safety Executive (HSENI) has announced that working to establish whether pupils in Northern Ireland have been affected by asbestos in classrooms. Read More


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