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Week commencing 18th March 2019 – In the News

Three confirmed dead in Northern Ireland crush Tragically, on Monday we reported that three people, all under the age of 17, had died whilst attending a St Patrick’s Day disco in Cookstown, Northern Ireland. The absence, it seems, of strategies for crowd safety resulted in too many people attempting to enter the premises. The local […]

Week Commencing 11th March 2019 – In the News

WA Management hits 500 Followers! This week, we hit over 500 followers on our Twitter account – a fantastic achievement for the organisation, and testament to the hard work and professionalism of all involved. As we continue to grow and expand, we look forward to being part of a broader network of like-minded Health and […]

Week commencing 4th March – In the News

Heavy fine after extensive HSE investigation On Monday, we reported on an extensive HSE investigation into a marine contractor, after a worker fell six metres from a ladder. The victim unfortunately sustained life-altering injuries to the neck and back, as well as extensive fractures to the ribs and hip. The investigation concluded that not enough […]

Week commencing 25th February – In the News

Forklift Safety – How to keep pedestrians safe On Monday, we highlighted an extremely informative article from SHPOnline about the challenges facing companies using forklift trucks around pedestrians. Indeed, a recent analysis of RIDDOR reports stated that 3 quarters of forklift truck incidents which involved ‘impact with a third person’ were due to unrelated pedestrians. […]

Week commencing 18th February 2019 – In the News

New fire protection guidelines unveiled On Monday, specialist property insurer FM Global published informative new guidelines on strategies to prevent fire damage in automated warehouses. The Protection for Automatic Storage and Retrieval Systems (ASRS) guidelines highlights areas such as sprinkler arrangement and position. The advice comes less than a month after a fire ravaged an […]

Week commencing 11th February – In the News

Government reveals new standards symbol for ‘No-Deal’ Brexit eventuality As the political furore surrounding Brexit continues to occupy much of current news, preparations in the Health and Safety sector have been laid down. In the eventuality of a ‘No-Deal’ Brexit, the government has outlined a new symbol to indicate and uphold safety standards on machinery […]

Week Commencing 4th February – In the News

EDF fined after incident at Hinkley Point Nuclear Plant On Monday, we reported that EDF Nuclear Generation Ltd, in conjunction with another company, was fined in excess of £200,000 after an employee fell through an insufficiently guarded skylight. SHPOnline reported on the ensuing HSE investigation, which outlined how the suffered received ‘life-changing’ injuries. The Office […]

Week commencing 28th January – In the News

£1m fine after failings led to worker’s death Earlier this week, SHPOnline reported that waste collection service Veolia had been fined in excess of £1 million after a worker was struck and killed by a reversing vehicle. The subsequent HSE investigation revealed that there had been insufficient understanding of the risks associated with reversing vehicles. […]

Week commencing 25th January 2019 – In the News

‘Serious Negligence’ responsible for fatal air crash Late last week, jurors heard that serious negligence and pilot error was responsible for the Shoreham Airshow crash, which killed 11 people in the summer of 2015. The prosecution also outlined that the aircraft was in excellent condition, and that it was the pilot’s decision to carry out […]

Week commencing 14th January 2019 – In the News

Key council expands and diversifies its leadership team On Monday, the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) revealed the results and key new appointments from elections. A multitude of experts across many sectors were successful in securing new positions within the expanding team. Outgoing president of the Institute outlined his happiness in seeing […]