Tower Hamlets council fined after death of child in playground

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

SHP weekly top five

This week the articles most read on SHP have been: PPE and coronavirus, A guide to home working, Introducing Being Well Together, Driver fatigue Q&A and Webinar: Use of technology in compliance and measuring performance. Read More

National construction products regulator established to ‘build homes safer’ following Grenfell revelations

The establishment of a new national construction products regulator was announced by UK Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick on 19 January, in response to the revelations from the Grenfell Inquiry that manufacturers were knowingly ignoring safety rules. Read More

Government announces measures to strengthen Modern Slavery Act

Foreign Secretary announces measures that place stricter requirements on British organisations involved in exporting or sourcing goods from China's Xinjiang region. Read More

British Safety Council calls for Government health campaign urging employers to improve workplace controls to help combat new COVID variant

Lawrence Waterman appeals for more open discussion, more public health messaging and an end to the Government’s ‘short termism’. Read More

71% of workers in the UK do not feel completely safe in their buildings, according to study

Honeywell survey also reveals that 65% of UK workers have not received any safety training from management. Read More

HSE warns of electrical safety dangers in farms when reacting to manslaughter case in Warwickshire

The HSE has warned against the severe dangers of inadequate electrical safety systems in farm buildings following a recently concluded prosecution at Warwick Crown Court. Read More

Building Safety Minister calls on cladding executives to “step up” and face Grenfell inquiry

The UK’s Building Safety Minister, Stephen Greenhalgh, has added pressure to the calls for cladding executives who supplied materials for the Grenfell Tower to face the ongoing inquiry. 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

Karl Simons awarded OBE for services to mental health in New Year Honours list

SHP exclusively caught up with Karl Simons, Chief Health, Safety & Wellbeing Officer at Thames Water, who has just been recognised in the Queens New Year’s Honours list to receive the award of OBE for his ‘Services to Mental Health Policy’. Read More

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