In April 2017 we reported on the Cole Report which investigated failures during the construction of 17 schools in Edinburgh.
An individual can be charged with gross negligence manslaughter if they have negligently ignored health and safety risks resulting in the death of another person.
During October and November 2018, inspectors from the HSE’s Construction Division are aiming to target 2,000 construction sites across the country with refurbishment sites being of particular interest.
A recent court case shows the need for effectively managing health and safety risks on site which would affect workers or the public.
A company director who wound up his firm to avoid paying a health and safety fine has been banned from running a business for six years.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has released its annual figures detailing how the UK is performing with regard to work-related fatal injuries for 2017/18.
The IET Wiring Regulations have been revised and the new 18th Edition will apply to all new installations from January 2019.
A rogue landlord who flouted fire and health and safety regulations at two of his properties in the East Midlands has been fined £400,000.
Before 25 May 2018 in-boxes were filled with email about the General Data Protection Regulation (GPDR). It might be assumed that under GPDR you are no longer allowed to hold much, if any, personal data about your staff or others. Personal data in the context of GPDR is any information that relates to an identified or identifiable person.
The HSE is worried that companies are being pressured to take unnecessary action because of health and safety concerns.