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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. 

Government accused of ‘turning a blind eye’ to worker abuse in hand car washes

The UK government has rejected calls for a trial licensing scheme for hand car washes to crack down on labour exploitation. 

Improved electrical safety checks in private rented sector to stamp out rogue landlords

Landlords that fail to ensure mandatory electrical safety inspections in private rented accommodation are carried out by qualified testers face tougher penalties under new plans announced by the UK government.  


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Piper Alpha: regime changer

July 2018 marks the 30th anniversary of the oil industry’s worst disaster, which changed safety regulation and practice.

Kevin Myers, IALI

The former HSE deputy chief executive now represents labour inspectors around the world and has robust views on OSH overprovision. 

Landsec: duty to manage

The FTSE 100 developer uses a belt-and-braces approach to control asbestos risk to its large supply chain.