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Halfords fined after employee pinned to wall by boxes

Bike and car parts retailer Halfords Ltd has been ordered to pay a total of £213,406.35 by Blackburn Magistrates' Court for breaching a number of health and safety provisions following an accident in which an employee was injured. Read More

Promoting workplace safety: More than a checklist

The importance of the physical safety of employees in the workplace cannot be ignored by business owners. Unfortunately, many businesses fail to implement the correct measures that will help them achieve necessary safety levels, which drive greater efficiency and productivity. Read More

USDAW call on Government to do more to protect safety of retail workers

The Union of Shop Distributive and Allied Workers (Usdaw), retailers and their representative organisations urged for the Home Secretary and other Ministers to take more action towards abuse against retail workers. Read More

Risk reduction strategies retailers should buy into

Julie-Anna Smith, Head of Consulting Services at safety and certification expert, Bureau Veritas, advises on why a diligent, robust risk management strategy is something retailers need to invest in. Read More

More than 100 shop workers attacked every day

British Retail Consortium’s annual Retail Crime Survey says that the use of knives has become a “significant concern”. Read More

Protecting shop workers from threats and violence

There are signs that a growing number of shopkeepers and others working in retail are facing assaults and threats from customers. Read More

Topshop fine: £450k after girl’s skull fractured

The owner of Topshop has been fined £450,000 after a 10-year-old girl was seriously injured by a badly-installed queue barrier in a store. Read More

Jail sentence following fireworks explosion deaths

A company boss has been jailed for 10 years after two people died in a series of explosions and a fire at his fireworks shop. Read More

Convenience store fined £250k for pothole

Fareham Borough Council has successfully prosecuted One Stop for health and safety failings after a customer tripped over a pothole on the forecourt and sustained serious injuries. Read More

5 steps towards warehouse health and safety

Nigel Crunden, a business specialist at Office Depot, looks at how retail warehouses often have to go over and above Read More



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