Workplace Hazards


Diver safety: Finger severed in underwater incident

HSE found the work was not properly planned, managed or conducted in a manner which protected the health and safety of all persons taking part in the project, thereby exposing employees to serious risk of entrapment and injury. 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

Lifting operation was badly planned

HSE: Operation which had not been planned by a competent person and it was not appropriately supervised or carried out in a safe manner. Read More

Assessing hazard competency

Simon Walker, Health & Safety Director at Mount Anvil, explains how he has used hazard perception software Hazception to change the way the company assess competency through what the operative sees or doesn’t see. Read More

Driver fell to his death on poorly fenced off construction site

A construction company has been fined after a chauffeur fell to his death at a concealed basement void in a domestic property that was undergoing building work. Read More

Firm fined for causing two separate safety incidents

Worker's suffered serious burns and sustained serious chest and leg injuries in seperate incidents. Read More

HAVS: Firm fined for putting workers’ health at risk

HSE found no measures had been put in place to control exposure to vibration when using pneumatic tools and nothing was implemented to control workers’ exposure to respirable crystalline silica while stripping and replacing furnace linings. Read More

Biological safety breach: Interserve fined over safety issues at animal lab

Mains power was lost at the site which includes high containment laboratory facilities required to safely handle high hazard pathogens that are a serious risk to human health and the environment. Read More

Noise exposure: Are construction sites too loud?

30 million construction workers in the US are exposed to prolonged hazardous noise on a regular base. Read More

How to protect workers from falls from height: In conversation with Corentin Barbieux

Corentin Barbieux, Product Manager of Fall Protection Solutions at Honeywell Industrial Safety, talks about the risks associated with working near Read More



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