Developing high performance workwear

Tony Vince examines some of the developments in workwear and personal protective equipment for those workers operating in particularly challenging environments   Workers increasingly demand that their protective clothing…
, ,

Hunt challenges social media giants on cyber-bullying

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is meeting social media giants, including Facebook and Twitter, to challenge them on cyber-bullying Image copyright: GETTY IMAGES In tweets ahead of the discussions, he says some responsibility…
,

Mine openings 'should be fenced off' in Cornwall

A man who fell 50ft (15m) into a disused mine says urgent action is needed to stop further accidents Andrew Williams fell down a hole around 50m inside an opening to the Wheal Hermon mine Andrew Williams is still recovering…

Tram drivers to go on strike over new safety device installed after fatal Croydon tram crash

Tram drivers are to go on strike for two days over safety concerns regarding a new device installed since the Croydon tram crash Tram drivers have voted to go on strike (Image: Dave Cook) The ASLEF Executive Committee has given…
,

Police and HSE probe launched into farm death

A joint police and health and safety investigation is under way after a man died in a farm accident on 20 October © REX/Shutterstock Emergency services were called to Church Farm, Philips Lane, Darrington, West Yorkshire, to reports of…
, ,

Waste firm blasted by judge after worker Safi Khan killed on deathtrap machine

Company fined £255k over 'tragedy waiting to happen' A Birmingham waste firm has been fined £255,000 after a worker was crushed to death as he worked on a “lethal” waste-sorting machine. Safi Khan became…
, ,

Rugby company fined £400,000 after man's leg was crushed in the vice of an industrial band saw

A steel distribution company has been fined £400,000 after a worker suffered horrific leg injuries in an industrial accident Acenta Steel Limited was prosecuted by Rugby Borough Council following the accident at the company’s…
,

FREE Webinar - What To Do After A Workplace Incident And How To Avoid Them In The First Place

FREE Webinar - November 28th 2017 - 10am - 11am EST Risks happen. The question is, do you have a management strategy for when incidents occur? And do you have a system to help prevent them from happening in the first place? To avoid incidents…
,

Norwich gate crush death: Robert Churchyard jailed and firm fined

A workman has been jailed after a heavy metal gate he fitted fell on a woman outside her house Image copyright: NORFOLK POLICEJill Lunn, 56, suffered a heart attack while pinned under the driveway gate in Blofield Heath,…
,

Recycling Company Fined £650,000 Over Elderly Worker’s Death

A clothing and textile recycling company has been prosecuted after an 89-year-old worker was fatally injured by a reversing delivery vehicle The Magistrates’ Court in Mansfield heard how, in 26 April 2016, the woman working for Savanna…
,

Partnership looks at improving health and safety within farming industry

The National Farmers' Union has teamed up with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to improve health and safety within the farming sector  75 farmers and delegates attended a workshop held in Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, which highlighted…
,

Llangammarch Wells fire: Multiple deaths probe continues

Investigations are continuing into a fatal house fire in which a father and several of his children are feared to have died  Aerial footage of the house shows the devastation caused by the blaze Three…