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Paul Reeve, Head of Safety and Environment at the Electrical Contractors’ Association, London, looks at the application of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 in relation to smaller, non-notifiable construction jobs.
In September 2011, Woodlands Children’s Centre in South Croydon received an outstanding grading from Ofsted. In this article, the Centre Manager, Liz Hodgman, explores some of the reasons why she feels they were able to achieve this.
Safety professionals in the south of England will get the chance to learn more about the potential impact of the Löfstedt review of health and safety legislation thanks to free educational seminars taking place at the ‘Health and Safety - 12’ show at Sandown Park, Surrey, on 28-29 February.
Kimberly-Clark, the global manufacturer of personal and healthcare products, has been fined £180,000 after a worker was killed in a machine at an Andrex toilet paper factory in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.
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.