The Building Safety Bill received Royal Assent last Thursday (28 April) although many of its provisions will only come into force in a year to 18 months’ time to provide industry with sufficient time to prepare.
Advice from a competent person would probably have stopped a wall collapsing onto an eight-year-old child, which led to her having her big toe amputated, said the inspector from GB Health and Safety Executive (HSE) who investigated the case.
A chemical company has been fined £480,000 after one of its workers sustained superficial burns at its Hull factory. Flammable vapours ignited at Robert McBride’s site, a Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) lower tier establishment, and engulfed the worker’s upper torso.
On 18 July 2017, a section of the rear wall of Citadel Church in Cardiff fell on scaffolder Jeff Plevey, instantly killing him. We spoke with the HSE’s lead investigator on this case to find out how such a tragic incident came about.
The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has launched a prosecution of Transport for London (TfL), Tram Operations and Alfred Dorris, the driver of the tram involved in the fatal derailment at Sandilands near Croydon in November 2016.
Construction firm Carillion’s failure to construct a drainage system correctly in accordance with the designer’s requirements has been identified as the main cause of a passenger train derailment at Carmont, Aberdeenshire in 2020, the Rail Accident Investigation Board (RAIB) has found.
The risk-based OSH regulatory system introduced by the Robens report, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, has influenced other countries to revamp their legislation. IOSH Magazine speaks to Ho Siong Hin, Senior Director at International WSH, to find out how Singapore has taken Robens’ philosophy forward.