leisure and entertainment


Holiday Inn fire: Should all hotels be fitted with sprinklers?

The recent spate of UK hotel fires – most recently at a Holiday Inn in Walsall – raises the issue of whether or not all hotels should be fitted with sprinklers. Read More

Event management firm guilty of safety failings

An event management company has been fined for failing to ensure the safety of employees during the lifting and moving of a 14-foot-wide park home chassis. Read More

Risk reduction strategies retailers should buy into

Julie-Anna Smith, Head of Consulting Services at safety and certification expert, Bureau Veritas, advises on why a diligent, robust risk management strategy is something retailers need to invest in. Read More

Lightwater Valley Theme Park: Child falls from rollercoaster

A seven-year-old boy was taken to hospital after falling from the Twister rollercoaster at Lightwater Valley Theme Park, near Ripon, in North Yorkshire. Read More

Fairground ride inspector sentenced

A fairground ride inspector has been fined after he issued a safety certificate for a rollercoaster without ensuring he had a crucial safety report for it. The ride subsequently derailed. Read More

Brighton Pier safety probe: Part of fairground ride breaks loose and injures teenager

An investigation has been launched by the HSE after a teenage boy was injured when part of Brighton Pier’s Air Race ride came loose. Read More

Council highlights health and safety risks from bouncy castles

A council in Scotland has warned bouncy castle and inflatable play equipment suppliers to be aware of revised Health and Read More

Slug and Lettuce safety breach: Pub firm fined £100k after employee injures hand

Stonegate Pub Company Ltd, the fourth largest managed pub company in the UK, has been prosecuted for health and safety breaches at the Slug and Lettuce in Colchester. Read More

Lightwater Valley Theme Park ordered to pay £40k for girl’s injury

The owners of a Lightwater Valley Theme Park in Yorkshire have been fined £40,000 after a little girl suffered horrific injuries on one of its rides. Read More



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