public safety


Are escape rooms safe?

Following the tragic deaths of five teenagers in an ‘escape room’ fire in Poland at the weekend, SHP investigates what the UK escape room industry is doing to keep players safe. Read More

Second ‘fall from height’ death this week at Canary Wharf

A man has died after ‘falling from height’ at a shopping centre which is part of the Canary Wharf estate in east London, according to police. Read More

Inflatable slide: Eight children injured at Woking fireworks display

An investigation into the incident is underway after the children fell from the inflatable slide at Working Park in Surrey. Read More

WHSmith fined after customer falls through trapdoor

“A customer suffered serious injuries as a result of failings in safety procedures at the Taunton WHSmith store." Read More

Westfield Shopping Centre: Two shoppers injured in fall from height

Two people have been injured after a man fell from the top floor of Westfield Shopping Centre in Stratford and landed on a female shopper. Read More

Spectator safety at events: Who is responsible?

Golf fans around the world will have been glued to their televisions last weekend for the biennial festival of golf that is the Ryder Cup, but if you’re running a sporting or music event, whose responsibility is it to make sure the crowd is safe from the action? Read More

New health and safety system launched for pub licensees

The Star Pubs and Bars group has launched a new bespoke health and safety system for its leased and tenanted licensees. The system, which aims to make health and safety compliance simple, has been developed by the group and Shield Safety and is available to its licensees at a preferential rate. Read More

Passengers fall ill on Emirates flight from Dubai to New York

A large commercial jet caused a scare on Wednesday when the pilot radioed to say it was coming in to land with several passengers and crew suffering from ‘flu-like’ symptoms. The incident happened at JFK Airport and the plane was put into quarantine. Read More

‘Regrettably in today’s day and age, organisers of large events have to be aware of the heightened security risks’

SHP speaks to Emily Peat, Director of Operations at NCC Events and formerly Events Manager at the NEC in Birmingham, about the planning process involved with running a high profile event or exhibition and what considerations need to be made when taking into account event safety. Read More

New safety guidelines ‘could save lives’ on golf courses

A new website has been launched to help staff at golf clubs understand their responsibilities around health and safety. Read More



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