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Numbers killed at work reduces but mesothelioma deaths on the rise

New figures released today indicate the number of workers killed in Britain last year has fallen to the lowest annual rate on record. Provisional data released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reveals that 133 workers were fatally injured between April 2013 and March 2014, compared with 150 in the previous year. The overall […]

Health and Safety at Work Act 40th Anniversary

As we prepare to mark the 40th anniversary of the Health and Safety at Work Act this summer, the Daily Telegraph has published an incisive article acknowledging the importance of the Act. This is an extract from Philip Johnston’s opinion piece:  ‘Health and safety has become synonymous with nanny statism, interfering jobsworths, ludicrous litigation and […]

Construction Operative Prosecuted

A Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation has led to a construction site worker being prosecuted after he struck a colleague on the head with the bucket on a digger. The investigation found he had been using a mobile phone whilst operating the excavator on a building site in Milton Keynes. The defendant was ordered […]

Violence at Work

The killing of teacher, Ann Maguire has highlighted the rising concern over workplace violence.  Mrs Maguire, who was due to retire in a few months, died from multiple stab wounds. The Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) 2012/13, found that 323, 000 adults of working age in employment experienced work related violence including threats […]

Young Persons in the Workplace

Many young persons are looking to work placements or starting work this summer.  Introducing young people to the world of work can help them understand the work environment, choose future careers or prepare for employment. We need young people to be offered opportunities to develop new skills and gain experience across the world of work.  […]