HSE issues safety advice on bouncy castles

    HSE has issued revised safety guidance for those supplying, buying or hiring inflatable play equipment such as bouncy castles following several high-profile incidents in recent years where children have been killed and injured while playing on such equipment.

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    Demolition firm fined after worker cracks skull and second man breaks back in fall

    A demolition contractor has been fined £134,000 after two men fell 7m at a derelict nightclub, suffering serious injuries.

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    Nylacast fined £293k after flying part kills worker

    A manufacturer has been fined £293,000 after an employee was killed by a plastic part which hit him at 81mph in speed.

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    Turning bad news into brilliant work

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    A time to reflect

    At the start of a new year, we often ponder on what the coming year will bring about as well as reflecting on the previous year’s events.

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    Steve Perkins 120 Bwsmll

    Beyond lifestyle initiatives

    We talk about health and safety, but for decades what we’ve really meant is just safety. One hundred years ago, businesses killed 5,000 workers per year from accidents. Now it’s down to less than 150. Still too many, but an achievement we should be proud of nevertheless.

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    Until the cows come home

    Farming has had a dire safety record for too long. Now the industry is determined it can change things, as Belinda Liversedge reports.

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    Dr Shaun P Davis (Jan 2018)

    Humanising health and safety conversations

    CEOs and directors should embed health and safety into their everyday conversations with workers to encourage people to always act safely at work, says Dr Shaun Davis from the UK’s Royal Mail Group in an interview with Safety Management.

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    Managerial support is key to success

    As one of the largest sectors in the service industry, healthcare plays an important role in social welfare, job creation and economic development

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    We are only human

    The impact that technology and data exchange is having on workplace safety is both fascinating and exciting, but what must we do to meet the inevitable challenges to come?

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