Today the Alton Towers related to the Smiler crash from 02 June 2015 was announced. The Alton Towers fine was £5,000,000 (£5 Million), along with nearly £70,000 of court costs. Investigators found the root cause to be a lack of detailed, robust arrangements for making safety-critical decisions.  

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Recently, I have been asked to put together a range of training courses for some overseas clients. One was to deal with Lone Working, and another was to deal (partly) with Lifting Operations involving awkwardly sized and shaped objects. While thinking about these courses, along comes the following news article. In this article, both of these issues

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Two scaffolders from St Austell, Cornwall have received suspended prison sentences following a death of a worker who fell seven metres to his death. RS (aged 47) was dismantling scaffolding when he fell from a flat roof of a building in St Mawes. He was taken to Derriford Hospital but died three weeks later due

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A construction site manager has been jailed for 30 months (two and a half years) following the death of a worker. The court ruled that the death as manslaughter by gross negligence. Site Manager Jailed for 30 months following a week-long manslaughter trial at Birmingham Crown Court. The judge, Mr. Justice John Saunders, said: “It seems the

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The HSE has increased the charges for the Fee for Intervention Scheme (FFI). The HSE FFI increase means that the HSE now charge £129 per hour. This is likely to lead to an increase in the average invoice that businesses pay tho the HSE from £650 up to £675. From the HSE website: The fee payable

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LPG Safe Storage is not a matter to be taken lightly. LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) is used as a fuel in a range of applications including in heating and cooking appliances, industrial applications, in vehicles and as a propellant and refrigerant. LPG can be obtained primarily as propane, butane or a mixture of the two. A

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LRB Consulting Limited has been providing specialist health and safety support to DHL Air for the past 12 months. LRB Consulting Limited has always given good quality, practical advice when and where it is needed as well as good quality health and safety training. LRB Consulting Limited has always gone the extra mile to meet

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