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Electrical contractor fined after two fell down floor hatch

Two pensioners sustained injuries when they fell through an uncovered floor hatch at a home in Scotland, a court has been told.

‘Wholly avoidable’ cable strike leads to £35k fine for sign fitter

A sign-fitting contractor has been sentenced after a worker was severely burned when he accidentally struck an underground cable with a breaker in Rotherham, South Yorkshire.

NI electrical firm fined £50,000 after employee fatally struck by two-tonne load

A Northern Ireland electrical contracting firm has been fined £50,000 after an employee was killed by a two-tonne load during a lifting operation.

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Clear your head

How can we stop cognitive bias clouding our judgement in accident and incident investigations?

House of hazards

When domestic accidents are a major contributor to sick leave, shouldn’t OSH practitioners do more to promote home safety? 

Fire safety and evacuation: Rapid response

David Gold and Martin Brennan set out the essential steps for early fire detection and managing a safe and speedy evacuation. 

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