The near-miss happened on 22 June 2017 on a steam locomotive from Totnes (Riverside) to Buckfastleigh. The railway is owned and operated by the South Devon Railway Trust, trading as South Devon Railway (SDR). The train was travelling at about 32 km/h when the three-year-old and his mother were in a toilet cubicle at the end of carriage 4805.
Part of the boiler house at the power station in Oxfordshire gave way during demolition work on 23 February 2016, killing Christopher Huxtable, Kenneth Cresswell, John Shaw and Michael Collings. A pre-inquest hearing at Oxford Coroner’s Court yesterday (31 January) was told that the HSE and TVP had launched a joint investigation to consider corporate manslaughter, gross negligence manslaughter and health and safety offences.
Three-quarters of the total (£646m) comes from musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), while stress accounts for 21% (£178m).The study was carried out on behalf of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) by a team led by Loughborough University’s professor of construction engineering management, Professor Alistair Gibb.Gibb presented the findings on 22 January in London to a summit of chief executives and health and safety directors who had gathered to discuss ways their organisations can combat ill-health in the construction industry.
The group is seeking evidence from interested stakeholders until 2 March 2018, after which date it will consider the evidence and produce a report with recommendations on how to reduce the frequency of such accidents. The APPG, which was formed in October 2017, is chaired by Glasgow Central MP Alison Thewliss and sponsored by the Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ and Manufacturers’ Association (PASMA) and Access Industry Forum (AIF).
National standards bodies (NSBs) voted on the final draft international standard (FDIS) in a ballot that ended on 25 January. It was approved by 93% of them, well above the 75% required for adoption.The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is currently considering comments for correction from several of the NSBs.News of the publication date follows a long and complex development process. The first draft was published in July 2014, however it received only 42 votes of approval during a May 2016 ballot and was redrafted.
Set up in September 2014, HASANZ is an umbrella body for 10 organisations, including the New Zealand Institute of Safety Management and the New Zealand Safety Council and works to raise professional standards. The organisation plans to launch the country’s first online register of OSH professionals, which aims to provide businesses with improved access to reliable OSH advice.