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DB Cargo hit with another multi-million pound fine after boy, 13, electrocuted

The UK's biggest freight operator has been prosecuted for a second time after a child suffered 40% burns when he was shocked by an overhead cable.

IOSH revises manifesto ahead of General Election

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has sent its revised manifesto the three main political parties ahead of this week's General Election.

Packaging manufacturer fined £150,000 for unsafe stacking

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted plastic packaging manufacturer Sirap UK over the unsafe stacking of flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBCs) after a worker was injured at the firm’s County Durham site. 

 

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The switch to electric

A trial using electric and hybrid plant on a sensitive central London construction site has cut the risk of work-related injuries and brought wider environmental benefits

A higher water mark

Six years after the launch of Forth Ports’ Safety F1rst strategy, the operator is deploying a soft-skills approach to take consultation to a new level

Feeling the heat

Sensory elements such as smell and heat now feature in immersive technologies for safety training. The author reports on their impact and test-drives one of them.

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