local authorities


Tower Hamlets council charged over girl killed by rotting swing

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

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

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



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