HSE International

Big Ben silenced – a necessary precaution or health and safety gone mad?

Paul Vickers, Health and Safety Advisor with the ELAS Group, gives opinion on the silencing of Big Ben following media reports of a health and safety “excuse” …

The Health & Safety Executive comments on the Big Ben conservation project

The Health & Safety (HSE) releases statement regarding the upcoming programme of complex renovation work on Big Ben. “People’s health should not…

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 …

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 …

Dale Pike sentenced to prison following death of Gareth Pugh at Peterstone Lakes Golf Club

‘Boss Golf Balls’ founder Dale Pike was sentenced to prison after employee Gareth Pugh drowned while diving to collect golf balls at Peterstone Lakes Golf..

Home and Away – Brits getting sunburnt in the UK and abroad

In the last year, over 35% of Brits have been sunburnt while in the UK, according to a survey carried out by the British Association of Dermatologists…

Drayton Manor Splash Canyon ride: Evha Jannath named as girl who died

Evha Jannath died after falling out of a circular boat on the Splash Canyon attraction during a school trip to Drayton Manor Theme Park in Staffordshire…

Hatters Hostel owners sentenced over asbestos failings

An unannounced inspection by the HSE at a Hatters Hostel in Manchester found that no asbestos survey had been conducted prior to a basement conversion…

Fairground death leads to prosecution for amusement company

Michael O’Brien, 45, of Shoreham-by-Sea, was killed on 27 April 2011 whilst setting up of a fun fair run by Stevens Amusements Ltd at Bassetts Park…

British Airways warned over ‘downplaying’ toxic fume events

Britain’s largest union, Unite warned British Airways against downplaying harmful fume events on board aircraft by reclassifying them as ‘odour events’…