News List

  • Turning the tide on construction transport

    Published on Friday, January 10th, 2020 by Nick Underwood

    The £4.9bn Tideway tunnel is using river transport to cut road congestion and reduce the project’s impact on London’s air quality. CM reports. Tideway is London’s latest giant infrastructure project and the spoil excavated will total a staggering 3.7 million tonnes, of which 3.1 million will come from the 25km-long and

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  • Urgent action is needed to reduce fatal and serious crashes involving at-work drivers, says IAM RoadSmart

    Published on Monday, January 6th, 2020 by Nick Underwood

    Urgent action is needed to tackle the stagnation in the number of people killed or injured in collisions involving drivers working or travelling on business, according to IAM RoadSmart. The road safety charity’s concerns about a worrying lack of progress in driving down the number of work-related traffic incidents are

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  • BOZP Pardubice – Training Provider of the month for January 2020

    Published on Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 by Nick Underwood

    In this series of monthly posts Safety Pass Alliance are proud to spotlight our valued training partners who diligently and professionally deliver SPA passport training programmes to hundreds of delegates each year. Firstly, we would like to introduce BOZP Pardubice Ltd, who are based in the Czech Republic city of

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  • Reducing Food Hazards

    Published on Monday, December 16th, 2019 by Nick Underwood

    Over the past few decades, there have been significant improvements in health and safety on food and drink manufacturing sites, with the overall injury rate dropping by over 50% since 1990/91. However, the sector is still responsible for over a quarter of all manufacturing injuries – more than 5,000 incidents

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  • Construction safety and the rising cost of non-compliance

    Published on Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 by Nick Underwood

    Since the new sentencing guidelines were introduced in February 2016, health and safety failings have become increasingly expensive for construction companies, who must also keep on top of changing regulations. Ian McKinnon offers a solution. While prioritising health and safety is a moral obligation for any organisation, it also makes

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  • New safety and health competency framework to “drive highest standards”

    Published on Monday, December 2nd, 2019 by Nick Underwood

    The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has today revealed further details about the 69 competencies in its updated framework for the OSH profession. Expectations of professionals working in health and safety have changed significantly in the past decade. As businesses strive to become more sustainable, OSH professionals must

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  • Oil and gas needs to stop dragging its feet on digitising safety functions

    Published on Thursday, November 28th, 2019 by Nick Underwood

    Despite having some of industry’s most hazardous working environments, a sector that pioneered the adoption of digital technology has been slow to exploit artificial intelligence and machine learning in the area of health and safety. It’s no secret – oil and gas industry leaders acknowledge they have been slow to

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  • Suspended sentences for bosses who ignored consultants’ advice over Legionella risk

    Published on Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 by Nick Underwood

    Two men who ran a plastics manufacturing firm in Birmingham have been sentenced to serve 12 weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months, after a court heard they ignored concerns raised over Legionella bacteria in a cooling tower at their business premises. Birmingham Magistrates’ Court was told that, between June

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  • How Virgin Atlantic is managing safely

    Published on Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 by Nick Underwood

    IOSH visited Virgin Atlantic’s headquarters in Crawley, England in October to learn more about how the organisation is improving its workers’ awareness of safety and health through in-house delivery of IOSH’s Managing Safely course. Managing Safely is the market-leading health and safety course for line managers, designed to integrate safety and health within

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  • HSE prosecution rate down by a quarter

    Published on Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 by Nick Underwood

    The HSE’s ability to bring prosecutions to a successful conclusion saw a noticeable downturn in 2018/19, as the total number of cases that resulted in a verdict – whether conviction or acquittal – dropped 23% from 509 in 2017/18 to just 393. That is one of a range of insights in the

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