Transport Safety


£1.2m fine after Tuffnells Parcels Express worker is crushed in ‘wholly avoidable incident’

A logistics company has been fined after a worker died when he was trapped between a trailer and his vehicle. Read More

TfL apologises after Jubilee Line tube train filmed moving with doors open

A tube train has been taken out of service and is being investigated after the doors failed to shut before it moved off the platform. The incident happened near Finchley Road, north London, on the Jubilee Line on Saturday. Read More

Crossrail delay: More time needed to ensure ‘safe and reliable railway’

Crossrail Limited has said that more time is needed to complete “final infrastructure and extensive testing” to ensure a “safe and reliable railway” is delivered for customers “from day one of passenger service”. Read More

Gig economy drivers more likely to be involved in traffic collisions

63% of self-employed drivers and couriers are not provided with safety training, while a similar number (65%) said they are not given any safety equipment. Read More

Technology ‘fuels our lives’, says Safety Director

Karl Simons from Thames Water opened Safety & Health Expo 2018 with a technology debate, which went on to discuss how the likes of Virtual Reality and drones are shaping the future of health & safety. Read More

Bus crash driver was reading at the wheel

A bus driver has been sentenced after he lost control of the bus he was driving, injuring five of his passengers. Read More

Event safety: Rafting on the Thames

Once a year, Thames Water hosts a charity event on the River Thames to raise money for Water Aid. Here, we find out about the health, safety and security challenges of operating a public event in one of the world’s business cities. Read More

Tesco fined after employee fractured pelvis

Tesco has been fined £160,000 after a member of staff at a store in Thurrock was seriously injured when a cage full of goods fell onto them as they were unloading it from a lorry. Read More

Waste Disposal: Highest fatality at work rate of any industrial sector

The waste management industry might not be the most glamorous sector in the world, but for many of is it remains the 'fourth emergency service'. Read More

New radar system for reversing vehicles being tested

An ‘automatic braking’ radar system designed to prevent accidents while vehicles are reversing is being tested by highways workers in Essex. Read More



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