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January 18, 2019

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SHP weekly top five

Our most read articles from the past week: Are escape rooms safe? 5 rules for incident reporting, healthcare safety breach, cold snap, 2019 safety tech trends and much more.

Escape room

Are escape rooms safe?

Following the tragic deaths of five teenagers in an ‘escape room’ fire in Poland, SHP investigates what the UK escape room industry is doing to keep players safe.

5 rules for effective incident reporting

Incident reporting is essential. No matter what steps are taken, training is given and precautions are taken, there will always be an element of accidents and incidents that occur in any environment. The way in which organisations then handle such eventualities can be quite reflective of the inner workings of the organisation itself.

Healthcare safety breach: Priory faces multimillion-pound fine after death of teenager

The Priory healthcare group is facing a fine of millions of pounds for breaching health and safety laws after a 14-year-old girl with a history of suicide attempts died in its care.

Businesses told to prepare for cold snap

After a relatively mild start to 2019 so far, temperatures are expected to dip this week and there are signs the cold weather could stick around for some time, according to warnings issued from both the Met Office and the Environment Agency.

Top 5 safety tech trends in 2019

As we look back at 2018 we could see many indications that digital technology was starting to make inroads into common practice. Here, John Kersey looks ahead at the top 5 safety tech trends in 2019, from VR and AR to enhanced analytics and vision systems.


PLUS:

Health & Safety In Court

PPE: Complete guide to Personal Protective Equipment

Understanding contractor risk in the construction industry

Brexit and UK fire exports: Hazards on the roadmap ahead

Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 explained


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Legislation is at the heart of health and safety. If your business isn’t up to date with the very latest government regulations, you could face heavy fines and enormous reputational damage. Understand the health and safety implications of all the major pieces of legislation passed over the course of 2018. 

Your SHP Legislation Update eBook covers:

  • Some of the findings of the Hackitt Report on the Grenfell Fire
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  • New regulations for personal protective equipment
  • The past year in environmental regulation and energy law
  • A look at what’s to come in the next year

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