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Yorkshire Water Services fined £733k for fitter’s fatal burns

The operator of a brewery trade waste plant, must pay £733,000 after a catalogue of system failures left a fitter carrying out hot work in an oxygen-enriched confined space.

Lack of risk assessment saw workers engulfed in spray booth explosion

Two workers who died in a fireball as vapour from paint they were pouring ignited in a confined space had no risk assessment for the work. 

Groundworker sustains multiple injuries in excavation

A construction firm which was carrying out groundworks to install a water drainage system has been handed a £70,000 fine after one of its employees was struck by a falling piece of concrete.


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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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