Entries by Mark Lambert

700 English schools reported over asbestos safety concerns

Concerns Health and Safety Executive will struggle to carry out inspections needed Nearly 700 schools have been referred to the national health and safety body over concerns they are failing to safely manage asbestos in their buildings, potentially putting thousands of staff and pupils at risk, it has been revealed. It is thought that about […]

Temperature in the workplace – what the law says!

Temperatures in the indoor workplace are covered by the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992, which place a legal obligation on employers to provide a ‘reasonable’ temperature in the workplace. Minimum workplace temperature The Approved Code of Practice suggests the minimum temperature in a workplace should normally be at least 16 degrees Celsius. If […]

Offshore health and safety boost – G+ report says incidents that could lead to fatalities or life-changing injuries were down in 2018

Health and safety incidents fell last year among members of the G+ Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation, according to a new report. The 2018 Incident Data Report found that high potential incidents – defined as having the ability to cause a fatality or a life-changing injury – were down 13% in 2018 compared to […]

Two dead after crash involving Sevilla striker Joao Maleck

Two people have died following a car accident involving Sevilla Atletico striker Joao Maleck – who himself was injured – in Mexico. The Mexican youth international striker joined the Andalusian club in January on a loan deal with an option to buy, it has been confirmed. The 20-year-old joined Porto B on loan from Santos […]

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Gas leak at Mossmorran plant in Fife prompts safety probe

The UK government’s safety watchdog has launched an investigation into a prolonged leak of highly flammable gas at ExxonMobil’s petrochemical complex at Mossmorran in Fife. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) told The Ferret that ethane had leaked from a pipe for “a number of weeks”. It is investigating potential “failures of the management systems” […]

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Hammer and Togs review Sonis® 1 Adjustable Ear Defenders 27dB SNR

Sonis® 1 Adjustable Ear Defenders 27dB SNR The Sonis® range of ear defenders have been designed by the JSP R&D team. Working with a leading UK acoustic engineering research facility they have developed an ear defender range that peaks at an unbeaten 37 SNR. The over-moulded headband has a built in comfort area with ventilation. […]

Safety risks exposed by nuclear bomb convoy exercise in Scotland

An emergency exercise imagining an explosion spreading radioactive contamination from a nuclear bomb convoy crash in East Lothian was hampered by communication breakdowns that would have put people at risk. An official assessment of the exercise by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has been passed to The Ferret. It reveals that paper masks worn by […]

Yoga teacher on phone in cycle crash to get payout

A PEDESTRIAN knocked unconscious when she stepped in front of a cyclist while staring at her phone is set to win compensation. Yoga teacher Gemma Brushett was hit by Robert Hazeldean when she stepped into the road near London Bridge, a court heard yesterday. Both were knocked out in the collision — with Ms Brushett, […]