New safety angles - Port Strategy

Safety first: Automated container terminals must implement and periodically review a national policy on safety and health in ports. Credit: Trapac New health and safety code brings rules for automation, human rights and gender,…

MoD gets Crown censure after driver death

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has been issued with a Crown censure after an agency driver was crushed between a reversing truck and a stationary vehicle at its Kineton, Warwickshire, site.In November 2013, Bicester, Oxfordshire-based…

£232,000 scheme to solve ‘significant health and safety risks’ of providing more dinners at Leeds school

A SCHEME costing £232,400 has been approved to refurbish and extend the kitchens at a west Leeds school in a bid to address “significant health and safety risks” posed by providing more hot dinners. A report to Leeds City Council states…

Zeebrugge Herald of Free Enterprise disaster remembered

Image copyright Getty Images Thirty years ago a ferry left dock in Belgium. Within minutes the ship was in trouble and in just 90 seconds it capsized, killing 193 people. Here is the story of the Herald of Free Enterprise - told by those…

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After much hard work our new website is finally live and ready for you all to benefit from the value of networking with likeminded professionals. HSE People is an online community dedicated to those who work in HSE, Quality, Risk, Fire and Security. We…

Mechanic 'crushed by ambulance' fighting for his life

<img class="resp-img__image" src="https://images.stv.tv/articles/w384/522018-scottish-ambulance-service-depot-west-school-road-dundee-street-view-quality-generic-uploaded-mon.jpg" /> Ambulance…

New EU Regulation On PPE - Billy O'Brien

The HSE reports that around 20,000 workers are suffering from work-related noise-induced hearing loss at any stage; when you consider those who have retired the picture is even worse, with over 70,000 people suffering from hearing loss…

Major construction firm fined after floor gives way at development site

Balfour Beatty Regional Construction Limited (Balfour Beatty) has been fined £230,000 after flooring at a housebuilding development gave way resulting in a worker being injured. The incident happened while London-based Balfour Beatty…

Old Bailey hears of “systemic failure” before 16-year-old drowned at Bawsey Pits, near King’s Lynn

Bawsey Pits, near King's Lynn. Picture: Matthew Usher. © ARCHANT NORFOLK 2015 A company running a network of children’s homes is facing a huge fine after a teenager drowned on a trip to a Norfolk beauty spot. Umar…