Features

    Toddlers by fence and tractor iStock-_cstar55_SMLL.jpg

    'Farms are workplaces, not playgrounds'

    Children and young people are regularly killed and injured in incidents with farm vehicles. Learning the lessons won’t bring them back but is vital if we’re to stop child deaths on farms.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 26 August 2019

    WORKERS ON SITE-EXOTHERMIC WELDING.jpg

    Down to earth

    Brazing is still widely used in earthing systems, despite the increased evidence of the high safety risks that it poses.

    By Nik Sweeting, Aplicaciones Tecnológicas S.A. on 02 September 2019

    iStock-Work at height SMLL credit-Shinyfamily.jpg

    Saving lives by stopping falls

    Falls from height have remained the leading cause of fatalities representing 27 per cent of all of the deaths at work.

    By Chris Kendall, chair of the Access Industry Forum on 22 August 2019

    Drive lanyard 2 SMLL IMG_0614.jpg

    When lanyards can injure: what every employer should know

    A series of road traffic collisions has resulted in police warning drivers to remove their lanyards while driving. If you or your employees wear lanyards when driving, you risk serious injury.

    By Ben Pepper, Bolt Burdon Kemp on 15 August 2019

    Mountain of bottles SMLL iStock-1086082412-credit-Karl-Friedrich Hohl.jpg

    A back to basics approach to waste minimisation

    Just 24 hours after the airing of the BBC War on Plastic programme on 19 June there already was some negative feedback on social media regarding inaccuracy, hidden agenda and misleading information.

    By Dr Dawn Pope on 21 August 2019

    Stock picker iStock-credit-zoranm SMLL.jpg

    The future workforce: augmentation, not just automation  

    The speed of evolution within artificial intelligence and automation is exciting, yet for companies seeking rapid improvements in productivity, the ROI model is just not adding up.

    By Andreas Koenig on 19 August 2019

    India SMLL iStock-492022431-credit-DavorLovincic.jpg

    Room for improvement: India and the environment

    India has been ranked in the bottom five countries globally for its performance on environmental health and ecosystem vitality.

    By Keith Whitehead, British Safety Council on 30 July 2019

    WAH SMLL iStock-956366592-credit-AlenaPaulus.jpg

    Ten work at height myths debunked

    With an average of 37 worker fatalities every year due to a fall from height, it is imperative that regulations are always followed by people working at height (WAH) and when working in hazardous environments. However, ruling out several myths surrounding WAH is the first step.

    By Ken Diable, HeightSafe Systems on 07 August 2019

    kirkcaldyladies-garioch_SMLL.jpg

    Giving apprentices a voice

    Involvement in health and safety has changed Mhairi Cockburn’s plans for her future career. A Babcock apprentice specialising in welding at the company’s Rosyth dockyard, she became fascinated with the nature and role of health and safety in the business.

    By Anna Ryland, British Safety Council on 01 August 2019

    Oil and gas iStock-credit-HHakim_SMLL.jpg

    Musculoskeletal disorders: back at it

    With 31 million days lost to musculoskeletal conditions in the UK every year, protecting your back – or the backs of your employees – has never been more important.

    By Mark Fletcher, Physio Med on 25 July 2019