Head of Content - SHP and Safety & Health Expo, UBM

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Charlotte Geoghegan is Head of Content for UBM’s Protection & Management portfolio, which includes SHP, Safety & Health Expo, IFSEC, FIREX, Facilities Show and Field Service Management Expo.

February 15, 2018

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Health and safety in court: January 2018 round-up video

The second episode in a new, monthly video series, listing the biggest health and safety in court news stories over the past month.

This month’s video highlights the 6 biggest stories on SHP in January 2018. It includes fines for Poundstretcher and an HGV driver who killed two people on the road after checking his sat nav.

See the December 2017 video round-up here and see the biggest prosecutions of 2017 video here.

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-re Red Arrows case. The charge was based on MoD’s claim NEVER to have had information that the drogue shackle nut should not be over-tightened. This was never verified by prosecution or court. There is an RAF training video clearly showing the instructor, twice, reiterating the need to check that the shackles can disengage, which is what pulls out the main parachute. It follows that the charge was based on a false premise. A reasonable person might think that the judge should be informed of this, and that she should throw out the case. At the very least an Inquiry… Read more »