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Council fined £200k for exposing primary school staff to asbestos

A school in Sittingbourne, Kent failed to heed recommendations from a survey to remove asbestos disturbed by its caretaker 18 months earlier, a court was told.   

Apache’s inadequate shift cover put oil rig operations at risk, says HSE

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued the UK operator of a US-based oil and gas exploration and production company with an improvement notice, saying its use of “not fully competent” trainees fell below the requirement to operate a North Sea platform safely.  

Directors blame Ikon’s collapse on bad publicity from HSE death investigation

The uncertainty and “adverse publicity” caused by an ongoing Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation into the death of a worker were blamed by its directors for the collapse of Ikon Construction, according to a report by the firm’s administrator. The Bristol-based construction firm went into administration on 17 May.


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Mobile learning: On the small screen

Julian Roberts looks at the potential for mobile phones and tablets to deliver OSH training. 

Process driven

An essential element of managing high-hazard installations is process safety, but can it be applied usefully to smaller systems?

Global gathering

The triennial world congress in Singapore hosted discussions of global supply chains and effective training and the launch of the first global safety campaign.