News List

  • Chippie fined £75k after workers burned by spilled oil

    Published on Friday, January 24th, 2020 by admin

    A fish and chip shop has been prosecuted after three staff members were burned by hot oil when they decided to change the fat during business hours. On 26 September 2018 at Bizzie Lizzie’s High Street Car Park branch in Skipton, three employees including two managers changed the fat in the

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  • New measures to improve building safety standards

    Published on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 by admin

    Government committed to delivering the biggest change in building safety for a generation Housing Secretary announces the new Building Safety Regulator within the Health and Safety Executive, to be established immediately Government sets out clarified and consolidated advice for building owners, proposal to extend cladding ban, update on fire sprinklers

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  • HSE to set up building safety regulator

    Published on Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 by admin

    A new building safety regulator is to be established within the Health & Safety Executive. The building safety regulator is a new official post that is being created as part of the government’s Building Safety Programme, set up in response to the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire in London. The legal

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  • Turning the tide on construction transport

    Published on Friday, January 10th, 2020 by admin

    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 admin

    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 admin

    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 admin

    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 admin

    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 admin

    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 admin

    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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