Construction company fined following death of HGV driver

A Nottinghamshire-based engineering and groundworks contractor has been fined £233,000 for safety breaches after a 52-year old HGV driver was struck and killed by the mast of a piling rig at a house build site in Annan, Dumfries and Galloway. Read More

Seven years on from Grenfell – Has anything changed?

Today (14 June) marks the seventh anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire. SHP hears from the team at passive fire protection specialists, Quelfire, on what changes have been happening since the tragedy. Read More

SHP weekly top five

This week the articles most read have been: Construction company fined £2.34m after worker drowned in river, Tata Chemicals fined £1.1m following man’s death, Front line safety psychology at its rawest, Creating safer forklift truck operations and Manual handling: Top 10 team lifting tips. Read More

Construction company fined £2.34m after worker drowned in river

A construction company has been fined £2.34 million following the death of a worker. Read More

Introducing the Principal Designer Building Regulations Register

The Principal Designer Building Regulations (PDBR) register has been launched to ensure building firms are competent and compliant with new regulations. Read More

Car wash firm fined for failing to protect workers and the public

A car wash firm in Devon has been fined £40,000 after it repeatedly failed to protect workers and members of the public from electrical safety risks. Read More

Most PPE still failing basic safety and regulation criteria, new report shows

PPE is still failing to meet the most basic legal safety and regulation criteria after a study showed 79% of items spot-checked did not meet standards. Read More

Creating safer forklift truck operations

For National Forklift Truck Safety Day (11 June), we look back at this article from Stuart Taylor of Mentor FLT Training who explains why those working alongside forklift trucks should understand the risks involved. Read More

Environmental health should be key in the general election, says CIEH

Environmental health should be a key issue and at the forefront of the political agenda in the upcoming general election, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) has said. Read More

Front line safety psychology at its rawest

Tim Marsh says a high F.I. score is bad enough but a high F.U. score is even worse. Read More

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