An award-winning engineer and a former head of safety at John Lewis discuss the dangers of making assumptions about the causes of escalator accidents, and how best to encourage safe behaviour among members of the public.
Food manufacturer Bakkavor has been fined £130,000 after one of its employees suffered two broken ribs having been crushed within an industrial cooking machine while attempting to clear a blocked water inlet.
How can businesses enable agile working when procuring electrical and ergonomic home office equipment? Stephen Roberts, a specialist in workstation power, connectivity and ergonomics, discusses the duty of care to remote-working employees.
When a couple of partners at Herbert Parkinson, the John Lewis textiles factory in Lancashire, approached branch safety advisor Rachael Murray to show her their bleeding fingers – the result of inserting hundreds of metal pin hooks into curtain headers by hand each week – she was not only shocked, but determined to do something about it.
An engineering company has been fined £62,334 after one of its employees suffered scalping injuries when her hair became entangled in a pillar drill, despite the company’s own risk assessment identifying that a guard should be fitted.