HSE International

ISO/TS 7240-29 – New ISO standard on video fire detectors will help save lives

Early detection of fire and smoke are essential to save lives, property and the environment. ISO/TS 7240-29:2017, a new ISO technical specification on…

T Broom Construction fined after employee Ryan Sartin broke his pelvis and wrist falling 5m through roof

On 23 June 2016, Ryan Sartin was repairing a roof at Home Farm, Shepton Beauchamp, Somerset, when he fell 5m through a fragile roof onto concrete flooring..

Engineering firm fined after inadequate controls lead to employees suffering from Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)

One worker was undertaking a significant amount of grinding and polishing. Despite reporting his HAVS symptoms, his supervisor instructed him to continue…

Pilots say more must be done before drone causes aircraft disaster, following incident at Gatwick

The British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) has, for some time, voiced concerns about the rise in drone near misses. The incident at Gatwick on 2 July..

ISO 18295-1: Improving customer experience with new standard for call centres

ISO 18295-1, a newly published standard, specifies best practice for all contact centres and includes customer communications, complaints handling and employee engagement…

Road worker who died after being hit by truck in East Kilbride identified as Gary Anderson

A worker who was killed on Saturday after being hit by a truck during resurfacing work in East Kilbride has been identified as 58 year old Gary Anderson…

London construction contractors fined after worker, 64, fell over 3m through scaffold board

Sager Construction Limited (SCL) and Shaun Dixon Services Ltd (SDSL) were found guilty of breaching the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations…

Lancashire firm in court after worker fractured ankle when machine toppled over and crushed his leg

Lancashire based company, Spectral Colours Limited (SCL), pleaded guilty of breaching health and safety regulations, was fined £3000 and was ordered to…

Firm and Director fined after worker fell over 20ft while erecting scaffolding

The man, 20, was climbing a 25ft ladder carrying a 16ft scaffold pole weighing about 20kg. He suffered multiple fractures to his right leg and ankle…

Health & Safety Executive releases annual workplace fatality figures

Today, the HSE releases its annual workplace fatality figures, which exclude deaths on non-rail transport and those caused by occupational diseases…