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Consultant fined for providing incompetent health and safety advice

A self-employed consultant has been fined for breach of legislation for providing health and safety advice on technical and complex matters while not being qualified to advise his clients. Luton Crown Court heard how a self-employed health and sa...


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82% agree health and safety courses drive business benefits

Managers play a crucial role in preventing work-related accidents and ill health – but one in five companies don’t train them in health and safety, according to a new report published by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Healt...


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Failure to create safe working environment could result in jail for employers

Business owners that do not follow government rules to protect staff and customers as the lockdown is eased could find themselves in prison for breaking health and safety laws, the Business Secretary Alok Sharma has said. Sharma told BBC Radio 4&...


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Workplace fatalities are lowest on record

The HSE has released its annual figures for the number of work-related fatalities in 2019/20, as well as the number of people known to have died from the asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma, in 2018. The provisional annual data for work-related...


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BSI publishes updated guidelines on preventing the spread of COVID-19

The British Standards Institution (BSI) has published version 2 of its Safe Working Guidelines, designed to help organisations protect people at work from the ongoing coronavirus risks, mitigate outbreaks and build long-term resilience. The newly...


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Survey reveals impact of remote working on wellbeing and health

A new survey from Office Space in Town (OSiT) has identified some of the impacts of lockdown remote working on wellbeing and health, with findings revealing that the majority of workers favour a full return to the office. Health concerns remain a ...