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

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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…

Liverpool Lime Street wall collapse: Train 'almost hit debris'

Image copyright Network Rail Image caption The wall collapse blocked all four lines into the station A train carrying 150 passengers was "seconds away" from crashing into a huge pile of debris, a union said. An estimated 200 tonnes of…

Firm's £146k safety breach

A REPUTABLE family-run business has been slapped with a hefty fine after health and safety failures led to an accident at work in which one of its employees died later in hospital. James Dunkerley Steels, of Higginshaw, was fined £146,500,…

Costain claims £6m for defective M1 safety barriers

Costain is pursuing a £6m claim against Tarmac for remedial work on a stretch of concrete safety barriers along the M1. The Enquirer first reported in June 2015 that newly installed barriers between junctions 28 and 31 were being cut…
Health and Safety look away now! Vintage images from the early days of roller coasters show a series of very precarious wooden rides Unearthed archive images show the state of roller coasters at the turn of the 20 Century at US theme parks  …