Week Commencing 01/01/2024 – In The News

Japan jet crash: How crew pulled off flawless evacuation from plane inferno  Passengers dashed to the emergency exits of a burning Japan Airlines jet without their hand luggage, in compliance with the flight crew’s instructions. The simple act of leaving their valuables behind would be a “major factor” behind the speed of the evacuation, with […]

Week Commencing 20/11/2023 – In The News

Time to tackle “plague” of work accidents and ill health, says new IOSH President The new President of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is calling on the profession to challenge itself to develop new ways of tackling the “unacceptably high” number of work-related deaths, fatalities and ill health.   With an estimated […]

Week Commencing 30/10/2023 – In The News

Unsafe and potentially dangerous ladders are being sold online – experts have warned Experts have warned that unsafe and potentially dangerous ladders are being sold online after a study found 70% failed to meet minimum safety requirements. Serious concerns have been raised after research commissioned by the Ladder Association showed every sample tested from Amazon […]

Week Commencing 16/10/2023 – In The News

Northwich furniture company fined over multiple wood dust failures A Northwich furniture company has been fined £16,000 after it repeatedly failed to protect its employees from exposure to wood dust. Pineland Furniture Ltd, based on Witton Street in the Cheshire town, was inspected by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) on two separate occasions over […]

Week Commencing 18/09/2023 – In The News

“Blanket approach to return to work will be ineffective”, says IOSH A “blanket approach” to getting people in the UK with back problems and other musculoskeletal issues to return to work will be ineffective, according to the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). Responding to a pledge by Health Secretary Steve Barclay to provide […]

Week Commencing 23/01/2023 – In The News

Research reveals alarming NHS asbestos figures The TUC and a group of MPs have warned hundreds of NHS buildings across London still contain asbestos – including hospitals. The research was carried out by Labour Research Department (LRD) for the TUC and the All Party Parliamentary Group on Occupational Safety and Health. Asbestos is still the biggest […]

Week Commencing 16/01/2023 – In The News

‘Wellbeing support for staff will be vital to build a resilient business this year’, experts have warned Specific, tailored wellbeing support for each individual employee will be vital to build a resilient business this year, health experts have warned. Iain Laws, CEO of Towergate Health & Protection, believes employers can use wellbeing support to aid […]

Week Commencing 21/11/2022 – In The News

Guidelines launched to help staff succeed at work and get businesses growing Disabled people and those with long-term health conditions will get more support from employers to help them succeed in the workplace thanks to new guidance. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Great Britain’s workplace regulator, has issued guidelines that state what employers can […]

Week Commencing 24/10/2022 – In The News

Half-term call to keep children safe near farms Families who live on farms are being urged to keep their children safe this half-term. Schools across England and Wales break up this week for the October holidays meaning farming children who would usually be in the classroom will now be at home during the day. This […]

Week Commencing 03/10/2022 – In The News

Company fined after employee becomes drawn into machine A manufacturer of paper and paperboard has been fined after an employee was injured when they were drawn into a large paper re-winding machine. An employee of Amberset Limited based in Ashford, Kent, sustained injuries of three broken bones in their shoulder, bruising of the elbow and […]