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“Workers are exposed most and considered last,” SHP meets Hilda Palmer

SHP speaks to Hilda Palmer, who was named SHP’s Most Influential Individual in health & safety in December, about the health & safety system in the UK, Grenfell and building safety, COVID-19 and the importance award recognition brings to her work. Read More

Company fined after worker is struck by falling objects

A woodworking firm has been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker was struck by objects falling from an articulated trailer. Read More

SHP weekly top five

This week the articles most read on SHP have been: SHP April 2021 legislation update eBook, When are we legally allowed to return to the office?, Network Rail fined nearly £700,000 after serious fire accident, PPE and coronavirus and Crazy, stupid… accidents. Read More

Fire Safety Bill becomes Fire Safety Act 2021

The Fire Safety Bill has recently passed through the House of Commons and House of Lords after a long-running parliamentary battle over the insertion of a clause to protect residents from remediation costs. Read More

Asbestos firm fined following fatal gas explosion

An asbestos removal contractor has been fined after a worker was fatally injured and another worker seriously injured in a gas explosion. Read More

When are we allowed to return to the office?

Dr Simon Joyston-Bechal, Director at Turnstone Law, explores the legal boundaries for England, in order to help organisations to stay on the right side of the criminal law. Read More

MOT centre sentenced after worker fatally injured in oil drum explosion

An MOT centre has been sentenced after oil drums supplied by them exploded and killed an agricultural engineer. Read More

Safe events: Capacity crowds return to music and sports events

8,000 fans were given green light to enter the national stadium – the second time spectators have been allowed inside stadiums since the third UK lockdown was enforced. Jack Bibb reports from the event. Read More

Worker hit by five-tonne clamp truck in ‘wholly avoidable incident’

One of the core terminals of Peel Ports London Medway, Port of Sheerness Limited, has been fined following an incident where an employee was seriously injured by a clamp truck. Read More

“Workplaces are key to creating a society where everyone’s mental health matters”, SHP meets MHFA England CEO, Simon Blake

SHP sat down with MHFA England CEO Simon Blake to discuss how employers can help support their employees and how the coronavirus pandemic has affected mental health and the role of mental health first aiders. Read More



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