Emergency planning

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    Government expands daily contact testing for critical workers

    The government has expanded daily contact testing with 1,200 new sites across frontline sectors, helping to avoid disruption to crucial services.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 28 July 2021

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    '68 not a healthy or safe retirement age' for ambulance workers

    Ambulance workers have protested outside the Department for Health to demand that state pension age be lowered from 68 to 60.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 24 July 2019

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    Lessons learned: really?

    A recent incident where football fans were caught in a crush at a top flight match in Scotland shows the importance of always heeding the public safety lessons from the 1989 Hillsborough stadium disaster.

    By David Parr, British Safety Council on 02 October 2018

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    Not so fast: taking time to learn lessons from Sandilands

    On 9 November 2016, Croydon Tramlink Tram 2551 reached its maximum permitted speed of 80 km/h as it entered the first of three closely-spaced tunnels.

    By George Bearfield, visiting professor, University of Huddersfield on 28 September 2018