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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...
Food safety news round-up: Nine-month prison sentence for a woman for failing to comply with food hy
 A vegetarian curry restaurant, Saravanaa Bhavan in Tooting, London was fined and ordered to close for cockroach infestation.Cockroach in flourA customer had spotted a cockroach in a meal ordered from the restaurant, and alerted Wandsworth Council’s food safety team, which immediately...
£150k fine after equipment falls onto worker
 A Co Antrim firm has been fined £150,000 after an employee suffered serious injuries when a heavy piece of equipment weighing approximately 1 tonne landed on him when it was being unloaded.Briggs Equipment UK Ltd pleaded guilty to five breaches of health and safety legislation at Laganside...
Case is reminder of need to assess risks associated with flammable atmospheres
 Chemical company LMA Services Ltd has been sentenced for safety breaches after a fire which quickly took hold of buildings and storage areas at the site.The fire started on 30 June 2016, during a chemical dispensing operation in a Warehouse on Halifax Way, Pocklington Industrial Estate,...
London’s Barbican Centre set to address health & safety issues in new £10m upgrade
 Major upgrade work planned, with £7m set aside for health & safety repair work.The Barbican Arts Centre in London is set to undergo a major upgrade to address a series of health & safety corners within the grade II-listed building.A £10.1m package has been put together, part of...

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