Transport Safety


Sharp rise in fatal air crashes in 2018

The number of fatal air crashes around the world has risen sharply over the last 12 months, according to new Read More

A Christmas tipple too far? The law on workplace drinking

As the festive season begins, it is important to assess your legal responsibility for ensuring staff are not over the alcohol limit while at work. Read More

Innovation in construction: Improving safety on the railways

SHP caught up with Ian Raxton, HM Principal Inspector of Railways at Office of Rail and Road, and Louise Ellary CMIOSH, Health and Safety Leader, Laing O’Rourke to find out how safety is manged on some of the UK’s major rail projects. Read More

Road safety: Choosing between concrete, plastic and MASS safety roadside barriers

Wherever vehicles and pedestrians are in close proximity to one another, safety and security should be a top priority – especially so given vehicles have been weaponised so effectively by terrorists. Read More

Increasing awareness as a key to understanding driver safety

Every year, there are thousands of road accidents in the UK, causing property damage, harm to pedestrians and drivers, and even death. In fact, in 2016, there were over 180,000 road accidents in Britain, and nearly 1,800 of those were fatal. Read More

Security guard killed after being dragged under HGV

Associated British Ports, DFDS Seaways PLC and ICTS (UK) Ltd have been fined after a security guard was fatally injured when he was struck by an articulated vehicle. Read More

London Underground and Balfour Beatty fined £433,000 after incident

Adrian Rascarache, 36 was struck by a road rail vehicle (RRV) and his lower body was crushed between the RRV and the platform edge, resulting in serious injuries to his pelvis. Read More

Drunk Japan Airlines pilot jailed for 10 months

A co-pilot has been jailed for 10 months after attempting to fly a plane when he was nine times over the legal alcohol limit. Read More

£2.3m fine for Stagecoach group company in bus crash case

A bus company that ignored warnings about a driver who crashed into a supermarket, killing two people, has been fined £2.3m. Midland Red (South) Ltd admitted health and safety breaches after Kailash Chander accelerated into a Sainsbury's store in Coventry. Read More

Autonomous vehicles on London streets by Christmas

The DRIVEN consortium, led by software provider Oxbotica, revealed that it is to start a pilot programme, mapping the streets of Hounslow before the end of the year, following successful trials in Oxford. Read More



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