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Council fined after member of public contracted Legionnaires’ Disease

A local authority, Tendring District Council, has been fined after a member of public contracted Legionnaires’ Disease following regular use Read More

Recycling business awarded ISO 45001 certification

A family-run business, Casepak, is one of the first-ever recycling firms to have been awarded the new ISO 45001 certification. Read More

Worker severely injured following fall from height

A family-owned and run farming business has been fined after an employee sustained severe injuries following a fall from height. Read More

Road safety: Choosing between concrete, plastic and MASS safety roadside barriers

Wherever vehicles and pedestrians are in close proximity to one another, safety and security should be a top priority – especially so given vehicles have been weaponised so effectively by terrorists. Read More

Client leadership at Thames Water

In 2013 Thames Water implemented a new vision, policy and model aimed at producing a seismic shift in senior management tone, employee engagement and supply chain intervention. Read More

Health and safety strategy: Embedding safety into a company’s culture

One of the most effective ways to create a successful health and safety strategy is to make it part of a company’s culture and ethos, rather than it being viewed as an isolated policy. That’s according to Simon Jones, Technical Director of Alcumus HSE. Read More

Increasing awareness as a key to understanding driver safety

Every year, there are thousands of road accidents in the UK, causing property damage, harm to pedestrians and drivers, and even death. In fact, in 2016, there were over 180,000 road accidents in Britain, and nearly 1,800 of those were fatal. Read More

Refurbishment went ahead before asbestos result

An asbestos surveying company, Abestos Management Services (AMS) Limited has been sentenced after failing to identify the risk of asbestos-containing Read More

Manufacturing worker killed in ‘preventable’ machinery incident

Employee was in the process of removing a cast plastic rod from a casting machine. The rod was secured in the machine by a pressurised piston, which should have been depressurised before the rod was removed. Read More

SHP weekly top five

Poorly fenced off construction site, poor work from height management, £2.3m fine, lift crushed workers foot, HSE publishes mental health first aid guidance and much more… Read More



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