Workplace Hazards


Paddington rail crash 20 years on: Are safety standards slipping?

On the morning of 5 October 1999, two trains traveling at 130mph collided and crashed into each other, causing the death of 31 passengers at Ladbroke Grove. Read More

Protect firefighters from cancer, demands Union

The Fire Brigades Union has called on the government to take action to protect firefighters, after research uncovered that they are being exposed to dangerously high levels of harmful chemicals. Read More

Two bodies have been recovered in explosion at SSI site

Fire crews were called to the old coke ovens at the SSI site in South Bank, after an explosion was reported. Read More

Employee killed by falling wooden bearer

An East Kilbride engineering company fined when employee died following an incident when he was struck on the head by a wooden bearer. Read More

Brexit: How will chemical management be affected?

What implications could Brexit have on chemical management and UK’s safety regulations in the event of ‘Soft Brexit’ or ‘No Deal’ scenario? Read More

£53k fine after roofer fell from ladder

A roofing contractor has been fined after an employee fell to his death from a ladder while exiting a scaffold. Read More

A third of employees are not provided with hearing protection

Specsavers Corporate Eyecare conducted a research to investigate if hearing protection is provided to employees by their employers. Read More

Companies fined after worker fell through roof

P.D.R. Construction Ltd and Metcalfe Roofing & Building Services ltd, fined after a worker fell through a fragile mesh roof whilst carrying out work at height. Read More

Roofing partners fined for height risks

Both partners of a roofing company have been sentenced for unsafe work on a Bowls Club in Salisbury. Read More

Maintaining a gas safe workplace

Natural gas and liquid petroleum gas are commonly used as fuels for heating, cooking, cutting, welding and often in the processing of products. While the majority of us will use gas in some form every day of our personal and professional lives, far too many are unaware of how dangerous it can be if not handled correctly. Read More



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