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October 12, 2018

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Our top five stories this week: Who is responsible for spectator safety at events? Boy suffers life changing injuries after electric shock, EH40 update, ladder safety explained, Ikea fined after worker loses fingers, and much more…

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1. Spectator safety at events: Who is responsible?

If you’re running a sporting or music event, whose responsibility is it to make sure the crowd is safe from the action? After a spectator was hit on the head by a golf ball and subsequently blinded in one eye at the Ryder Cup last weekend, SHP explores the question and speaks to several specialists.

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2. Boy suffered ‘life changing injuries’ after huge electric shock

Rail company prosecuted after failing to sufficiently secure freight yard and 25,000-volt overhead line equipment from local children. This resulted in one boy sustaining serious injuries and another suffering minor burns, following electric shock from 25,000-volt overhead line equipment.

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3. Changes to workplace exposure limits: EH40 update

An outline of the EH40 update, providing an understanding of the new workplace exposure limits and why they are fundamental to ensuring appropriate changes can be put into place to improve regulation compliance and safeguard the health of employees.

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4. Ladder safety: How to work safely with ladders and stepladders

A series of tips on how to correctly lean a ladder and some methodology to foster safe ladder use.

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5. Ikea fined after worker loses fingers

HSE inspectors found evidence of poor health and safety conditions on site including dangerous work at height, a lack of suitable equipment, and untrained operatives working without adequate supervision.

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