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Q&A: Driving continuity in the ‘new normal’ – The unknown

During a recent panel debate, three experts discussed taking a proactive approach to uncertainty during the coronavirus pandemic. In this article, we put some of your unanswered questions from the day to panellists and give you the opportunity to listen back to the session on demand. Read More

Coronavirus: Review ordered into London bus driver deaths

Transport for London (TfL) has announced that an independent review is to look at coronavirus infections and deaths among the capital's bus workers. Read More

Firm sentenced after employee suffers finger amputations

A paper making company has been fined after a 22-year-old employee had her fingers crushed, leading to the partial amputation of both her middle and index finger on her left hand. Read More

Mind responds to ‘huge demand’ for information about how to cope with your mental health during coronavirus

Mental health charity Mind recently held an invite-only digital event, which SHP was proud to host and support. During the event Mind’s President, Stephen Fry, spoke about his own mental health during the coronavirus pandemic and CEO Paul Famer discussed Mind’s work and plans for the future. Read More

Welsh Government invites responses to role of Fire & Rescue Authorities in planning applications

The Welsh Government is inviting views on proposals to make Fire and Rescue Authorities (FRAs) statutory consultees on planning applications relating to specified developments. Read More

Poor lighting leads to fire escape death and £80,000 fine

Aberdeen Market has been fined £80,000 after admitting to safety failures, following the death of an 80-year-old man Read More

Coronavirus advice for employers

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has postponed planned easing of lockdown restrictions and mandated face coverings in addition settings. It was also announced that guidance for employers will also change as planned from the start of August, giving employers “more discretion over how employees can work safely. Read More

SHP weekly top five

The top five most-read articles on SHP this week include: Council fined following fatality after a tree branch struck a moving vehicle, PPE and coronavirus, Coronavirus advice for employers, Costain fined £1.2m after MEWP collapse and Webinar: ‘Target Zero’ – Minimising Accident and Injury in the Workplace. Read More

3 technologies that drive safety innovation in site surveying

Over the past years, technology has played an increasingly important role in a wide variety of trades, including construction and surveying. New software and equipment is available more and more to enable automation and simulated environments in a way that was never possible before. Read More

Union has ‘serious concerns’ over ‘extremely vulnerable’ going back to workplace

Serious concerns have been raised about the government’s plans ‘to pause’ its shielding policy on 1 August and the challenges that will then face thousands of ‘extremely vulnerable’ people returning to the workplace. Read More



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