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Wall collapse costs Essex council £133,333

A local authority that failed to heed homeowners’ warnings about an unsafe wall has been fined after it collapsed on to a six-year-old girl. 

Council’s CDM regs violation led to falling roof trusses

A local authority in the north east of England that was the principal contractor (PC) for a construction project in Darlington, County Durham, has been sentenced after a worker was struck by falling roof trusses.

Fire service safety audits drop 42% in seven years

The number of fire safety audits carried out by a third of fire and rescue services in England fell by 42% over a seven-year period.

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Table Talk: ISO 45001 management standard

To coincide with the launch of the new international standard, we gather four experts to discuss the differences between it and the outgoing standard BS OHSAS 18001. 

Humber Bridge: open all hours

Maintaining the Grade 1 listed structure involves working round high wind speeds and 24/7 traffic flow.

Learning from: quality managers

In our series on what OSH professionals can learn from other professions, we look at those who are responsible for minimising defects and ensuring improvement. 

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