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    New laws to protect shop workers from attack rejected

    The government has rejected calls to create stiffer penalties for people who assault shop workers, despite attacks doubling during the coronavirus crisis.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 23 September 2020

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    Supermarket workers in landmark equal pay case

    The Supreme Court will decide on one of the UK’s biggest equal pay cases, as lawyers representing more than 43,000 supermarket workers at Asda will insist their work is comparable to more highly paid warehouse workers.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 13 July 2020

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    Technology in action

    The use of technology to improve safety systems and manage risk information is becoming more relevant and integrated than ever before. Safety Management finds out how to build a risk map to focus on major risks.

    By Iris Cepero on 28 October 2019

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    B&Q fined £300k after shopper injured by falling metal pole

    DIY giant B&Q has been fined £300,000 after a shopper suffered a serious head injury when a metal pole fell from a shop display and struck them at its store in Kidderminster, Worcestershire.

    By on 26 March 2019

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    Shopworker rights left out of offensive weapons bill

    An opportunity to keep shop workers safe from violent attack has been missed in a government bill seeking to curb knife crime, Usdaw has said.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 21 March 2019

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    ‘Lapse in focus’ costs WH Smith £0.5m for customer's trapdoor fall

    Stationery supplier WH Smith has been slapped with a bill of nearly £0.5m in fines and costs after a member of the public was left with life-changing injuries when they fell into a basement through a trapdoor on the shop floor at its Taunton store.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 02 November 2018