local authorities


Tower Hamlets council fined after death of child in playground

A council has been charged with health and safety breaches over the death of a five-year-old girl in a playground and faces a potential £2 million legal bill. Read More

Cheshire Council fined after child falls from height

Cheshire West and Chester Council has been fined after a young child fell almost three metres to the floor from a gap in railings, sustaining serious head injuries. Read More

Ealing Council implements connected IoT approach to fire safety

In a move designed to improve the quality of life and safety of its residents, Ealing Council has made significant investments in the delivery of its housing services across 17,000 of its West London properties. As part of these plans, the council has implemented a connected IoT fire safety solution to allow social housing providers to remotely monitor devices in real time for 24/7 compliance. Read More

Council fined after teacher assaulted by pupil

Luton Borough Council has been sentenced after a teacher was assaulted by a pupil. Read More

HSE urges Blackburn businesses to take five steps to become COVID-secure

The Health and Safety Executive has said it is out and about talking to businesses in Blackburn and the surrounding areas to ensure they are COVID-secure to help tackle the coronavirus outbreak. Read More

Council fined following fatality after a tree branch struck a moving vehicle

Wirral Borough Council has been fined after a branch from a tree fell and struck the vehicle of a pregnant mother while she was driving, resulting in injuries to the mother and the loss of her prematurely born baby. Read More

Hampshire County Council fined £1.4m after six-year-old sustains serious head injury

Hampshire County Council has been fined after a six-year-old girl playing on an unsecured street bollard suffered a life-changing head injury. Read More

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



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