local authorities


Bus company and council fined after passenger death

A local council and a bus company have been fined after a passenger was killed when she was run over by a lorry at the bus station. Read More

HSE requests for local authorities to support statement of commitment

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), is urging local authorities (LAs) across the country to make a statement of commitment, to work with others to improve health and safety standards in the sectors they regulate. Read More

Basildon Borough Council prosecuted after wall collapse leaves six-year-old in intensive care

A six-year-old girl was seriously injured when a brick boundary wall, part-owned Basildon Borough Council, collapsed onto her. Read More

Council issues smaller recycling boxes to protect staff

South Lakeland District Council has started to issue residents with 44-litre rather than 55-litre blue recycling boxes in order to reduce the potential risk of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) to council staff and members of the public. Read More

Control of contractors made simple

Gary Duce, Managing Director of Reset, looks at how organisations can better manage contractors working on their premises and ensure compliance. Read More

Back to school on asbestos

Why asbestos in education facilities should be spoken about more openly and treated as a problem to be solved, not stigmatised. Read More

Hackitt warns it is impossible to rule out another Grenfell

Dame Judith Hackitt has warned it is impossible to rule out another 'catastrophic event' like the Grenfell Tower tragedy if changes are not made to the regulatory system. Read More

Council launches health and safety consultation

East Cambridgeshire District Council is looking to update its current policy in line with the HSE's Enforcement Policy, minor changes to its guidance and to include the GDPR rules. Read More

Crawley Council backs building site safety charter

Craley Borough Council is to back the Unite Construction Charter to help improve health and safety standards on local authority-run building projects. Read More

Weak authority response to Grenfell fire left leadership void – report

Authorities displayed ‘weak leadership’ in the immediate response to the Grenfell fire last year, showing the lack of preparedness for domestic disaster, a new report has found. Read More



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