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Courage, resilience and breaking the mould – Key trends and insights from the health and safety sector

While courage, resilience, breaking the mould were the focus of the inspirational speakers at Safety & Health Expo 2019, they also found their way into the wider seminar programme as key pillars of the health and safety profession. Read More

Why minor accidents DON’T predict major ones

Over the last two decades, safety improvements across a number of industries have largely flatlined (as measured in fatalities and serious injury rates, for instance) despite a vast expansion of safety investment, compliance and paperwork. Read More

Generic risk assessments not suitable for task

A Hitchin-based construction company has been sentenced after a carpenter sustained nerve and tissue damage to his lower back after a fall from height. Read More

Technology in health & safety, what does the future hold?

Developments such as virtual reality simulations and the internet of things are already making work safer, but they are just the start. Read More

Unidentified risks led to severed fingers at cardboard manufacturer

A manufacturing company has been fined after a worker’s hand was damaged whilst carrying out machinery repairs. Read More

Workplace Wellbeing Show: Dates set for 19-21 May, 2020

HR and wellbeing professionals will come together at the Workplace Wellbeing Show 2020, which takes place from 19-21 May at ExCeL, London. Read More

Drayton Manor death: Park to be prosecuted for schoolgirl death

A Health and Safety Executive prosecution is being brought following the death of an 11-year-old girl at Drayton Manor Park. Read More

Bus company and council fined after passenger death

A local council and a bus company have been fined after a passenger was killed when she was run over by a lorry at the bus station. Read More

SHP weekly top five

SHP’s most-read articles this week includes: Legislation Update Webinar, £50k fine after multiple failings, client and contractor failed to protect workers, £1m fine following preventable death, empower managers to uphold safety in 3 simple steps. Read More

Wales Health at Work Partnership launched

Wellbeing and mental health and musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are two of the biggest health issues for Wales’ work culture. They were the main topics that were explored at the Wales Health at Work Summit, which was held at Llandudno on 10 October 2019. Read More

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