Editor, Safety & Health Practitioner

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Ian joined UBM in 2018 as the Online Editor of Safety & Health Practitioner. Ian studied journalism at university before spending seven years in online fantasy gaming.

Prior to moving to UBM, Ian worked in business to business trade print media, in the automotive sector. He was Online Editor and then moved on to be the Editor of two publications aimed at independent automotive technicians and parts distributors.

August 17, 2018

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Weekly Top Five

SHP Weekly Top Five

Our top five stories this week: ‘Suppliers must be able to meet new PPE regulatory requirements’, bus crash driver was reading at the wheel, amputation after lift crushes workers foot, five things you need to know about evacuating a tall building, a technical guide to sprinkler systems and much more…

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1. ‘Those responsible for the purchase of PPE must now ensure that their suppliers are able to meet the new regulatory requirements’

How the new PPE Directive will affect the supply chain and what must be done in-order to be compliant.

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2. Bus crash driver was reading at the wheel

Five passengers injured when driver lost control of the bus as he negotiated a gap in a guided section of the track

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3. Amputation after 800kg lift crushed worker’s foot

A worker had to have two toes partially amputated when an automated storage retrieval system (ASRS) lift dropped and trapped his foot.

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4. Five things you need to know about evacuating a tall building

As a health & safety manager, what should be top of your priorities when evacuating?

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5. A technical guide to sprinkler systems

There is no general legal requirement for sprinkler systems to be installed in a place of work but there may be circumstances where sprinklers are required.

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Unsafe gas work was potentially fatal

Should smartphones be considered as DSE?

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