Using our evidence to inform

12 January 2012

Chief executive Alex Botha explains how the British Safety Council will continue to consult its members on possible legal changes arising from the Löfstedt review.

Crane death results in £80,000 fine for company director

12 January 2012

A construction company and its managing director have been fined after a father-of-two was crushed to death when a crane overturned. Liverpool Crown Court heard that the crane toppled while lifting a steel column, which was positioned nearly 18 metres away and well outside its safe operating distance. The falling column struck and killed 46-year-old Mark Thornton, who was working nearby. The HSE investigation found the crane had not been properly maintained and the override switch that prevented it lifting loads beyond its capacity was faulty.

Ask the expert: hazardous substances

12 January 2012

A recent query on managing the risks from hazardous substances dealt with by the British Safety Council’s Information Service.

Judith Hackitt interview

12 January 2012

Health and Safety Executive chair Judith Hackitt talks about HSE’s role in implementing the recommendations of the Löfstedt review of health and safety legislation in a special interview with the British Safety Council.