HSE International

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…

Big Ben’s Great Clock will fall silent for essential conservation works

On Monday 21 August at noon, Big Ben’s famous Great Clock chimes will sound for the last time before major conservation works are carried out …

Tata Steel fined £1m after uncontrolled release of toxic substances

In June 2011, a large quantity of toxic Benzole was released at a Tata Steel site in Scunthorpe. Appropriate safety measures had not been taken to prevent ..

Company pleads guilty to breaching CDM regulations after scaffold collapse

The collapse narrowly avoided an office worker but resulting in serious damage to parked cars. Swanage and Dorset Scaffolding and Roofing Limited pleaded …

Health & Safety Executive board opportunity to shape future of health and safety

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is recruiting a non-executive board member to represent employee interests and help influence the future direction of the profession…

Ilfracombe landlord Allan King sentenced after endangering tenants with unsafe gaswork

In September 2016, Allan King replaced a boiler at his rented property despite have no training in gas work and not being registered with Gas Safe Register

RAIB investigation into fatal tram accident near Sandilands Junction, Croydon, continues

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) releases update on the investigation into fatal tram accident that killed seven on 9 November 2016 …

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 …