HSE International

Which? tests reveals unsafe smoke alarm that fails to detect smoke

New Which? smoke alarm tests reveal that an expensive, smart smoke alarm failed to detect smoke in two fire situations and is named a Don’t Buy…

Latest government tests show cladding materials don’t meet regulations

The additional test of cladding, consisting of Aluminium Composite Material cladding and fire retardant polyethylene filler with phenolic foam insulation …

NCA steps up response to modern slavery and human trafficking

Modern slavery and human trafficking (MSHT) in the UK is more prevalent than previously thought, according to the National Crime Agency (NCA). Figures …

Second wall cladding system passes latest government fire safety test

The latest wall cladding combination tested as part of the government’s series of large-scale fire safety tests has passed and meets current Building Regulations guidance…

Grenfell public inquiry must listen to us, say firefighters

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) is urging the inquiry team and the government to listen to firefighters, emergency fire control operators and to the FBU itself, regarding the public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower disaster ….

Soft toy stuffing company sentenced after worker’s hand was amputated

The Stuffing Plant Ltd (TSP) of Whitelea Grove Industrial Estate, Mexborough, pleaded guilty to breaching Section 2 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 …

Health & Safety Executive issues statement following fatal incident at Ohio Theme Park

A number of theme park rides across England have been temporarily closed following a fatality at an Ohio Theme Park. The HSE has initiated re-inspections …

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust fined £1m following death of John Biggadike at Pilgrim Hospital, Lincolnshire

John Biggadike, a patient at the NHS Trust hospital, died on 10 April 2012 from internal injuries after falling onto the metal post of a standing aid hoist…

1 man dies and 2 others injured in Cardiff church collapse

A man has died and two others injured after being trapped in rubble when a church collapsed near a railway line in, Splott, Cardiff. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service workers are trying to recover the body…

Survey reveals Junior doctors risking lives in car accidents after night shifts

Many of the 2,231 respondents of the survey, A national survey of the effects of fatigue on trainees in anaesthesia in the UK, reported having accidents…