We can build back better

    As the July edition of the magazine goes to print the coronavirus lockdown is winding down and the long, hard road to recovery lies ahead of us.

    By Charles Pitt, British Safety Council on 14 July 2020

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    Bow crane collapse protest: “Laws must change”

    Safety campaigners are calling for new health and safety legislation after a crane collapsed in Bow, East London killing an 85-year-old woman and seriously injuring a worker.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 13 July 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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    MHF urges for cross-governmental approach to mental health recovery

    The government should draw up a Covid-19 mental health recovery plan and publish a green paper on wellbeing, a new paper has argued.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 10 July 2020


    Birmingham wall collapse victims demand justice

    “We are black families, our lives matter”: Relatives of workers killed in wall collapse still waiting for justice four years on.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 09 July 2020

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    307 high-rises still have dangerous cladding

    Government will miss its deadline for removing dangerous combustible cladding from high-rise buildings, it has been revealed on the anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 25 June 2020

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    On the Covid front line with Wandsworth Borough Council

    Leader of Wandsworth Borough Council Ravi Govindia sets out how Wandsworth has met the challenge of coronavirus.

    By Ravi Govindia, Wandsworth Borough Council on 09 July 2020

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    Unblocking the lockdown

    As a responsible employer and as the founder of a business that works in people’s homes, health and safety is an absolute priority.

    By Charlie Mullins, Pimlico Plumbers on 03 July 2020

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    Idle and at risk

    With many buildings across the UK temporarily unoccupied as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown, property owners and responsible persons must do everything possible to prevent the risk of fires starting and spreading.

    By Chris Power, SOCOTEC UK on 10 July 2020

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    How to avoid the legal pitfalls

    Before the coronavirus outbreak, health and safety was often seen as additional ‘red-tape’. Now, employees returning to work after having been told by the government to stay at home for their own safety will have increased health and safety concerns.

    By Richard Thomas, Capital Law on 03 July 2020