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BSI seeks views on new tunnelling CoP draft

BSI is running a public consultation on the draft revised text of its existing code of practice for safety and health in tunnelling in the construction industry.

HSE-sponsored research seeks to build remote visual inspection and wearables capability

Sponsors are being sought to co-fund two shared research projects, which will help the UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) improve the use of remote inspection technologies and increase take-up of wearables in the workplace.

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.

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Kevin Furniss, APM Terminals

The most senior OSH practitioner at shipping giant Maersk has strong views on the need to talk the language of business and to work themselves out of jobs. 

Tideway: On the tools

We look at how health measurement scoring systems with leading and lagging indicators have been adapted for the Thames Tideway Tunnel project. 

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. 

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