health and safety


Uber loses appeal over workers’ rights

Taxi app Uber has lost a bid to overturn a decision by a tribunal which had said its drivers deserved […] Read More

Mental ill health in court: disability and discrimination

  A number of cases in the press have recently highlighted the cost to employees and businesses, in situations of […] Read More

Legislation update for October 2017 and beyond

Barbour and SHP provide guidance on the most important legislative changes in 2017. Read More

Horrific injuries after scaffolding hits power lines

A Swindon-based scaffolding company and its director have been sentenced after a worker was left with life-changing injuries. Read More

Chicken supplier suspends operation after breaching health & safety standards

Chicken supply firm, 2 Sisters, has suspended its operations following a Guardian and ITV investigation which alleged to show a series of breaches to health and safety legislation. Read More

HSE investigate incident at British Steel plant

Investigation begins into incident at Scunthorpe steel works. Read More

Half a million social homes “not meeting basic H&S standards”

More than half a million social homes in England fail to meet basic health and safety standards, an analysis of […] Read More

UK businesses breaking basic health & safety laws, says survey

Almost two thirds of UK businesses are failing to meet basic health & safety laws and are putting their employees […] Read More

Health and safety fines rise by 148%

UK companies paid £6.1 million in health and safety fines in 2016. That’s a rise of 148% on fines paid […] Read More

Why we added ‘security’ to the health and safety team at Tideway

Why has security been embedded within the health and safety team at Thames Tideway Tunnel? Steve Hails, director of health, safety and wellbeing at the project, tells SHP about the decision to add security to his portfolio, and what it means for the business. Read More



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