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Housing association and lift co fined £1.5m for five-year-old’s death in disability lift

A housing association has been fined £1m after a five-year-old girl died from head and neck injuries in a disability lift at her home in Weymouth, Dorset. The lift maintenance contractor has been handed a £533,000 fine while a charge against the property firm’s sister company has been ordered to be left to lie on the court file and was not separately sentenced.

UK government invests £26.6m in robots for confined spaces and work at height

The government is to invest £26.6m in projects to develop robots and unmanned aerial vehicles to substitute for human workers in hazardous environments.

Costain and Galliford Try hit for £2.8m after worker loses toes in sewage plant incident

Two construction firms have been fined £1.4m apiece after an agency worker, who had expressed concern about low staffing, was injured when his foot was drawn into a rotating screw conveyor.

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Liverpool Football Club: Goal getters

We talk to the Premier League club’s senior health and safety manager about CDM duties and procuring a bespoke health and safety management system to standardise its work. 

Here’s one I prepared earlier

Offsite modular construction offers cost and time savings. Does it reduce risks?

Tech top to toe

From hearing protection that doubles as a heart-rate monitor to impact-sensing knee pads, we review recent and upcoming developments in wearable protection technology. 

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