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Drink Driving

DRINKING, DRIVING AND OCCUPATIONAL ROAD SAFETY

September 20, 2019

The Department for Transport recently published their final estimates for reported road casualties in Great Britain involving illegal alcohol levels in 2017. These final figures show a reduction in the total number of accidents involving...

PLANNING FOR SAFE AUTOMATED DRIVING SYSTEMS

September 20, 2019

While fully self driving vehicles are not yet a common feature on our roads an increasing amount of driver assistance technology is being fitted to vehicles, including driving aids such as collision avoidance systems, parking assist, ada...

Fire safety

SPRINKLERS IN HIGH RISE BUILDINGS

September 20, 2019

Following the tragic Grenfell Tower fire, the government launched an independent review of building regulations and fire safety leading in December 2018 to a call for evidence on the technical review of Approved Document B of the Buildin...

Health

IS YOUR EMPLOYEE’S HEALTH YOUR BUSINESS?

September 20, 2019

It is estimated that around 12.7 million working-age people in the UK have a long-term health condition including around 7.6 million disabled people. In a typical year, around 1.4 million working-age people have at least one sickness abs...

Lorry highway

DON’T LET YOUR VEHICLE BE USED AS A WEAPON

September 5, 2019

In recent years there have been a number of cases around the world where commercial vehicles have been used as a weapon to injure and kill people. The Department for Transport has now published guidance for drivers and vehicle operators ...

Power lines

LOOK OUT, LOOK UP CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED

September 5, 2019

Overhead powerlines are often uninsulated and may be carrying electricity at voltages up to 400kV, if a conductive item such as a scaffold pole, machine arm, ladder etc touches a powerline electricity will be conducted through it to eart...

Pipe work

DEAD LEG SAFETY ALERT

September 5, 2019

While medically a “dead leg” may be an injury caused by a numbing blow to a person’s leg, in terms of plumbing, a dead leg is pipework that normally has little or no significant flow including, but not limited to, piping that is no...

Pressure systems

BREAKING PIPES WITH A HAMMER MADE OF WATER

September 5, 2019

Following an incident which is currently under investigation by the Office for Nuclear Regulation where three people were injured following a release of steam, the HSE has issued a safety alert reminding operators of pressure systems inv...

Motorway

Highway Code updated – mind that red X

August 13, 2019

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency have updated rule 258 of the Highway code to reflect recent changes in legislation affecting lane closures on SMART motorways. A signal showing a red “X” and flashing red lights indicates that ...

147 WORKERS FATALLY INJURED

July 30, 2019

The latest statistics just released by the HSE show that in the year 2018 to 2019 147 workers were killed as a result of accidents at work. The most common cause of fatal injury was falls from height accounting for 410 deaths, being stru...

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