Entries by Mark Lambert

Fireman Sam axed as fire service mascot ‘because he is not inclusive enough’

Fireman Sam has been dropped as a fire service mascot, following claims he is not inclusive enough. Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service said it made the decision after receiving negative feedback about the mascot, which is based on the popular children’s TV show. Now the force’s other mascots – fire extinguisher-shaped Freddy, Filbert and Penelope – […]

Briton dies in Grand Canyon tandem skydiving accident

The Briton died after going into free fall during the tandem skydive over the Grand Canyon. Credit: AP A 55-year-old British man has died in a skydiving accident in the US, according to local police. Christopher Swales went into free fall during a tandem skydive near the Grand Canyon in northern Arizona on Sunday. His […]

Farmers affected by mental health issues urged to seek help

Agriculture carries the highest rate of suicide above any other occupation Those farmers going through a tough time have been encouraged to seek help as World Suicide Prevention Day gets underway today. The worldwide initiative, which takes place on 10 September ever year, aims to shine a spotlight on action to prevent suicide. One person […]

Michigan Bans Flavoured E-Cigarettes Amid Health Crisis

PA Images Michigan just became the first US state to ban the sale of flavoured e-cigarettes in a bid to stop underage vaping. The ban will include all in-store and online sales of e-cigarette flavourings, other than tobacco. It comes just days after the Centers for Disease Control revealed it would be investigating nearly 200 […]

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Placing HSE&S in the Hands of Your Workforce – Introducing Gensuite Smart Technologies

  Our best ideas have always come from our subscriber community thinking collaboratively. We’ve worked diligently with our customers to develop the first Smart Technologies for Health, Safety, and Environment & Sustainability (HSE&S), and today we are pleased to watch our shared ideas come to life! With our subscriber community, we are leveraging the transformational power […]

Record number of staff receiving mental health first aid training

Organisations are training record numbers of employees in mental health first aid in order to combat rising reports of stress, depression and other conditions. FTSE 100 organisations alone have trained more than 10,000 employees in mental health first aid, according to The Guardian, while training provider Mental Health First Aid England claimed 140,000 staff volunteers […]

ROAD SAFETY DESIGNS SECURES AUSTRALIAN EXPORT CONTRACT

A Welsh company which manufactures LED warning triangles for motorists has agreed an export contract with an Australian distributor potentially worth £250,000. Cardiff-based Road Safety Designs has secured the contract with distributor Dometic for its BriteAngle LED warning triangle following a meeting in Sydney in April as part of a recent Welsh Government trade mission. […]

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Time to get ready for ISO 45001!

  The new norm for occupational health and safety ISO 45001 will soon replace OHSAS 18001 on an international level. Quentic, one of the leading solution providers for Software as a Service (SaaS) in the European EHS and CSR market, will give you an overview of the complex requirements. Unlock the free on-demand webinar and […]