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A pandemic within a pandemic?
 ‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair,...
Fall from height risk not identified
 A company specialising in roofing work has been fined after a self-employed roofer was seriously injured when he fell from a roof.The self-employed roofer was carrying out work for Phoenix Roofing and Cladding Limited on 1 September 2016, placing new roof panels and other materials on a...
No edge protection in fall case
Stan England Builders Limited has been fined following an incident when a worker suffered serious injuries after falling from a mezzanine level and wooden platform.Alan Ness was working at a residential property in Banchory on 31 March 2016. He began taping areas on the ceiling of a mazzine...
Agency worker suffers leg amputation after standing in the wrong place
 Waste management company Peter Norris (Haulage) Ltd has been fined £140,000 after an agency worker suffered lower leg amputation after being struck by a moving excavator.On 12 September 2017, the worker, who had been observing a tipping activity in the blind spot of the excavator, had his...
Amazon safety incidents: GMB Union demands inquiry following ‘600 injuries in the past 3 years’
 The GMB has said, in an article published on Monday, that it’s time for a Parliamentary inquiry into Amazon’s working conditions following reports of 600 serious injuries or near misses in the past three years. In a statement, which SHP has seen, Amazon says it has 40% fewer...
‘The lives of young people are being put at risk by the Scout Association’, says Coroner
 A report has claimed that The Scout Association is risking the lives of children and young people, through inadequate supervision during dangerous activities.This came after 16-year-old Ben Leonard, from Stockport, Greater Manchester, died after falling from the Great Orme in Llandudno, in...
The hidden threats of HAVS
 There are two million workers at risk of developing Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) in the UK, and currently 300 thousand people suffering advanced stages.Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome is caused by an over exposure to vibrations when, for example, using handheld power tools....
£20k fine for waste firm
 A waste management and packing company has been fined after a worker was struck by a falling bale of compacted wastepaper.An employee of Recycled Packaging Ltd was seriously injured in a warehouse in Hillington, Glasgow, in December 2016 when he was struck by a falling bale of paper which...
‘Mental health issues are the most common excuse for National Sickie Day’
 ELAS, a business support service provider, coined ‘National Sickie Day’ after noticing an increased trend for absences on the first Monday of February, by its absence management team nearly 10 years ago. Other businesses in the UK  found a similar trend within their organisations...
Road safety company warns drivers about being fatigue
 GEM Motoring Assist, a road safety and breakdown recovery organisation, has warned fleets and their drivers to pay more attention to the risk of fatigue and tiredness while driving.It says that it is more dangerous among those who drive as their job, because they are likely to be at the...

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