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Fewer HSE prosecutions, but longer times for cases to reach court Posted 30/01/2020

  There were fewer than 400 prosecutions by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in the 2018/19 period. This is a decrease of 23% from the previous year and over a third lower than the 2014/15 total of 600. However, it is taking longer for cases to reach court.   The drop-in prosecutions could mean that safety standards have risen in UK businesses and this has resulted in fewer accidents.... Read the full article on Fewer HSE prosecutions

FedEx fined over half a million pounds for safety breach Posted 28/01/2020

  Following an accident, where a worker suffered serious injuries, FedEx UK has been fined more than half a million pounds by Cannock Magistrates Court.   In November 2017, a worker at the FedEx... Read the full article on FedEx fined over half a million pounds for safety breach

Increased production demands can compromise health and safety, says study Posted 23/01/2020

  According to recent research, when there is a high demand for a product, companies increase production and this can be a health and safety risk.   Research at Yale School of Management by Kerwin... Read the full article on Increased production demands can compromise health and safety

Report warns of mental health issues facing remote workers Posted 21/01/2020

  The latest whitepaper from Nuffield Health, titled “The effects of remote working in stress wellbeing and productivity”, has warned of the mental health risks facing some remote workers.   The... Read the full article on Report warns of mental health issues facing remote workers

Union demands better safety protection for demolition workers Posted 16/01/2020

  The Unite union wants demolition companies to introduce new measures in 2020 that protect workers’ safety.   There were several deaths of demolition workers in 2019, including a scaffolding ... Read the full article on Union demands better safety protection for demolition workers

NHS to appoint hospital safety experts to protect patients Posted 14/01/2020

  From April 2020, hospitals in the UK will be required to have patient safety specialists to help reduce the thousands of incidents each year that injure patients.   This initiative aims to save... Read the full article on NHS to appoint hospital safety experts to protect patients

CAA issues safety notice for first-time drone users Posted 09/01/2020

  The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has published official advice of on the safe use of drones for first-time users. Their advice applies to people using drones for personal or commercial use. ... Read the full article on CAA issues safety notice for first-time drone users

Director charged with manslaughter after ignoring health and safety warnings Posted 07/01/2020

  The head of a storage depot in Barking, London, has been charged with manslaughter in a case that started in the Old Bailey on January 20.   The court heard that a manager working in the depot... Read the full article on Director charged with manslaughter after ignoring health and safety warnings

Engineering health and safety improvements help recruit more females Posted 02/01/2020

  The Women’s Engineering Society (WES) has said that more engineering companies are adapting their health and safety equipment and facilities for women to encourage more females to become engineers... Read the full article on Engineering health and safety improvements help recruit more females

Study reveals why motorcyclists don’t like wearing hi-vis clothing Posted 31/12/2019

  A study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the USA has found that the main reason why motorcyclists often avoid wearing high-visibility clothing is that they do not like how... Read the full article on Study reveals why motorcyclists don’t like wearing hi-vis clothing