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Four killed in Avonmouth water works explosion

Emergency services are responding to a ‘large explosion’ at warehouse near Bristol. Read More

MHE training and safety, by the book

Forklift training provider Mentor highlights key guidance to follow for compliance and reduced risk. Read More

Wholesalers fined £120,000 for failings that led to fall

A company has admitted a health and safety offence after an employee fell through a fragile plasterboard ceiling, sustaining life-changing injuries. Read More

IOSH Chief Executive Bev Messinger announces retirement

Bev Messinger, Chief Executive of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, has announced that she will retire from her role in mid-2021 after four and a half years. Read More

Coronavirus pandemic: Government was initially reliant on stockpiles of ‘inadequate’ PPE

A report by the National Audit Office (NAO) has found that government was initially reliant on stockpiles of personal protective equipment (PPE) that proved inadequate for the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Footage reveals dangers of not paying attention in roadworks

Highways England has urged motorists to drive carefully through roadworks as it reveals new research and shocking footage that show the dangers of not paying attention. Read More

Coronavirus advice for employers

The government has released guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19. The government's latest three tier system of local restrictions came into place in England on December 2. Read More

Social housing white paper published

Major reforms to support housing tenants in England and ensure landlords raise standards where needed have been announced. Read More

Fire Safety Bill receives amendments from House of Lords

On 19 March 2020, The Home Office introduced the new Fire Safety Bill, in an effort to improve fire safety in buildings in England and Wales. In September the Bill passed its first stage before becoming law, clearing the commons despite calls from politicians to make adjustments to ensure the recommendations of the Grenfell Tower inquiry’s first phase were implemented. Read More

Her Majesty’s Prison & Probation Service accepts Crown Censure after prison officers sustain serious burns in training exercise

Her Majesty’s Prison & Probation Service (HMPPS) has been issued with a Crown Censure by the HSE after nine prison officers suffered burns in a training exercise. An investigation found that HMPPS failed to report the injuries to HSE until four months after the incident. Read More

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