Falls

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    Shell fined £1m after offshore worker’s feet crushed

    Oil giant Shell has been fined more than £1m after an offshore worker's feet were crushed on a gangway.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 04 January 2024

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    Falls top the causes of workplace deaths in 2023

    Forty workers lost their lives falling from height last year, 11 more than the year before that, and an increase of five on the past five-year average (35 deaths). Falls remain the most common cause of workplace death.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 09 August 2023

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    Still slipping up on safety?

    Slips, trips and falls are the single biggest cause of non-fatal injuries at work in Britain – but there are many practical and cost-effective ways of preventing them.

    By Emma Willison, Arco on 06 July 2023

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    Stick ’em up! the art of the safety poster

    There are murmurings that the humble safety poster could be having a moment. So what makes for a powerful poster?

    By Belinda Liversedge on 06 July 2023

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    Let’s not fall for it

    A new charity aims to prevent deadly falls from height by encouraging research into the behavioural changes needed to make work at height safer.

    By Hannah Williams on 16 March 2021