The HSE are currently in the process of updating the suite of RIDDOR Forms. The look and feel of the forms is being modernised, but the functionality and the reporting requirements are to remain unchanged. As a result of these changes, when an updated form is accessed notifiers will no longer receive an email copy.

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The Grenfell Tower Inquiry hearings schedule has been announced Phase one will focus on the factual narrative of the events of the night of 14 June 2017. This will include: the existing fire safety and prevention measures at Grenfell Tower where and how the fire started the development of the fire and smoke how the fire

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Tata Steel UK Limited  (a steel producer) was were punished with a fine of £1.4 Million in February 2018 after the death at work of a 26-year-old maintenance electrician [TS]. Hull Crown Court heard how, on 23 April 2010, TS (an employee of Tata Steel) was examining a crane as part of his inspection duties

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Fairly new to the world of health and safety is the concept of Safety and the Internet of Things (IoT). We have all heard about computer hacking, and some have heard about the Internet of Things (or IoT). Few, if any of us, have included susceptibility to (malicious) outside control under the category of hazards that

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In a recently reported case, a culture of negligence resulted in prison sentences being given to two Company Directors. A litany of safety failings led to a recycling company and both of its directors being prosecuted and fined. How did this particular company and its management get it so wrong? A series of visits by the HSE

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Radon Gas: A prime cause of lung cancer across the UK Properteco.co.uk has created an infographic describing the major causes of this radon gas and essential tips on how to avoid getting affected by this gas. It also guides you to buy a special test kit which is inexpensive and easily available online. There are no symptoms of radon exposure,

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A Hull-based bakery has been ordered to pay a fine of £1 Million after a self-employed contractor died when he fell from a stepladder. Hull Crown Court heard that the worker was contracted to complete electrical work at Greencore Grocery Ltd site in Hull in October 2013. The worker was wiring two motors for a new sugar

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It is well established that drivers should pay attention to what they are doing. With respect to mobile phones, penalties for drivers who use their mobile phone while driving doubled on 01 March 2017. The penalty for a driver caught using their phone has recently increased to six points on their licence and a fine

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Brexit – the British exit from the European Union. What effect will this have on Health and Safety Law in the UK? Brexit Health and Safety – it is unlikely to lead to rapid major changes. Image created by Starline – Freepik.com To provide legal continuity, the government will prepare a Great Repeal Bill while it negotiates Brexit

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