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Before Charlotte went into this role she was Head of Content for the Safety & Health Expo, SHP, IFSEC, FIREX and the Facilities Show. She joined Informa (previously UBM) in 2015.
Charlotte has spent 10 years in media & events and her academic background is in modern foreign languages. You can find her on LinkedIn here https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlottegeoghegan1/
December 20, 2017
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The most popular health and safety articles of 2017
The most viewed videos were the highlights from the Women in Health and Safety Christmas party just a view weeks ago and Andrew Sharman’s Safety Talk: Zero accidents and the fear of failure.
Here’s the full breakdown of the most popular health and safety articles for each month of 2017, followed by the top 10 SHP resources, measured by page views.
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The court heard how a safety net rigger and a self-employed operator were removing netting from the facade of an office block in Glasgow city centre when the basket they were in fell 28 metres to the ground. The incident left one man seriously injured and the other with fatal injuries.
During an open house viewing the prospective buyer stepped onto a wooden board which was covering a well. The board gave way and she fell 30ft down the well, where she became submerged by water. The victim was left with head injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder.
An overview of priority areas for Local Authority and HSE inspectors in 2017. The article, written by Angela Southall (co-founder of Southalls), explains what this meant for businesses and includes three top tips to stay one step ahead.
Nottinghamshire County Council was fined £1M and ordered to pay costs of £10,269.85 after a member of the public was struck by a council tractor. An investigation showed the Council had failed to train workers to the required level of safety needed.
71 people lost their lives in the horrific fire at the Grenfell Tower block of flats in north Kensington, west London. This article was SHP’s first in an ongoing series which followed the tragic events.
A delivery driver who had only worked for the firm for two weeks suffered severe injuries to his foot while operating an electric pallet truck at an Aldi store. Aldi pleaded guilty to two offences relating to health and safety breaches.
The incident happened when a contractor visited the store to replace filters within an air conditioning unit located on a plant platform above a suspending ceiling, which was located in the store’s warehouse.
Scaffolding hit 33KV overhead power lines and the worker, a father of five, received an electric shock which led to the amputation of his left arm above the elbow, right arm below the elbow and both of his feet.
A technician who fitted an automated gate to the garden of a house was jailed for manslaughter after it fell onto the home owner and killed her. According to the Door and Hardware Federation, the case set a precedent in automated gate installation and maintenance.
One Stop Ltd was prosecuted for health and safety failings after a customer tripped over a pothole on the forecourt and sustained serious injuries. The investigation revealed a catalogue of missed opportunities to repair the pothole prior to the accident.
Fatigue is common amongst the population, but particularly among those working abnormal hours, and can arise from excessive working time or poorly designed shift patterns. It is also related to workload, in that workers are more easily fatigued if their work is machine-paced, complex or monotonous.