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£200,000 fine for failing to protect safety of workers

DB Cargo has been fined £200,000 after pleading guilty to an offence under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act for failing to protect the safety of its workers. Read More

New ORR guidance aims to improve level crossing safety

ORR proposes simpler and more accessible guidance on level crossing safety to support the rail industry, traffic authorities and local authorities in their decisions. Read More

Network Rail fined £135k following electrocution

Network Rail has been fined for a safety breach after a 13-year-old boy was left with serious injuries following an electric shock. Read More

Sleep and fatigue in UK working populations

81% of UK workers do not feel as though they achieve enough sleep. In this article, Marcus de Guingand, from Third Pillar of Health, discusses some of the data from a recently released whitepaper looking at the extent, impact and causes of tiredness and fatigue in different worker groups. Read More

Rail Safety: Injuries to workforce falls to lowest level in latest ORR safety statistics

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has released annual safety statistics, including accidents to passengers, workforce and members of the public and dangerous incidents. Read More

Rail regulator warns trespassers after 25% increase in year-on-year incidents

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has urged people to stop taking unnecessary risks around the railway, with the rail regulator seeing a spike in near miss incidents being reported as well as a surge in actual trespass incidents on the railway. Read More

Most recent HSE statistics show limited action against management

When reinforcing the message of safety non-compliance to managers and directors, sometimes the threat of individual prosecution may be the only way to get through. But do the statistics support that position, when the lack of individual prosecutions is considered? A Freedom of Information Act request yields some interesting answers. Read More

The Importance of legionella record keeping and monitoring on the railway

You have undertaken your Legionella risk assessment and it is has identified all of the foreseeable risks posed by Legionella in your buildings, carriage wash plant and on board your trains. So, what do you need to do next? Read More

Two workers died after insufficient rest

Two men died in a road traffic accident as a result of their employer, Renown Consultants Limited, failing to ensure that they were sufficiently rested to work and travel safely. Read More

How do you manage fatigue in the workplace?

Whether it is caused by a medical condition, working hours, shift patterns or personal circumstances, fatigue is a health and safety risk that can often be overlooked, but must be controlled by employers. Read More



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