HSE International

Hard line HSE prosecution strategy may push firms into bankruptcy

Companies could face bankruptcy from fines for health and safety offences (up to £4m for medium sized firms), while also bearing the cost of contested cases

ISO 22000: Revision of food management standard moves one step closer

Revision is ongoing for ISO 22000 on food safety management systems, which has just reached the Draft International Standard (DIS) stage…

Workers health and safety protections at risk from government’s Brexit plans, says TUC

New TUC briefing, Protecting Health and Safety after Brexit, warns that health and safety protections are at risk from the government’s Brexit plans…

HTC Wolffkran crane strikes even closer as pay dispute continues

After six hours of peace talks, HTC Wolffkran, the UK’s largest tower crane operator, insisted it would only increase its offer by just 0.5 per cent…

Women are being put at risk by ill-fitting safety workwear

Less than one in three women are given protective clothing specifically designed for women, according to a report published by the TUC…

Up to 50,000 work deaths may go unreported each year

GMB: Official RIDDOR figures do not include occupational disease, road traffic fatalities, workers killed at sea and work-related suicides….

Health and safety inspectors cut by 25%

Figures obtained by Unite, via a Freedom of Information request, reveal that since 2010 there has been a 25 per cent reduction in the number of Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspectors…

Online Survey: New Initiative shows increasing importance of CSR

A major new survey on corporate social responsibility is now open to electrotechnical businesses. Launched by the ECA and supported by CCS, the survey…

VIDEO: Mini documentary on the need for qualified fire alarm technicians

Is a qualification in fire detection and alarm systems needed? This mini documentary from the FIA explores views from across the industry…

VIDEO: The Impact of the Health and Safety Sentencing Guidelines 1 Year On

Partner at Gowling LLP, Andrew Litchfield, and Director of Southalls, John Southall, discuss Health and Safety Sentencing Guidelines and their impact on UK businesses…