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Falling plank struck toddler on the head in ‘horrendous’ incident

A self-employed builder has been handed a suspended prison sentence after a three-year-old girl in a pushchair was hit on the head by a falling timber plank. 

Engineering co fined after worker crushed by metal frame

A Warrington-based engineering and fabrication company has been fined £22,000 after a worker was crushed under a metal trestle frame.

Dockyard faces prosecution over LOLER breach

Devonport Royal Dockyard, the largest naval base in western Europe, is facing prosecution after several test weights dropped from a height and narrowly missed a worker.


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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. 

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. 

Fire safety and evacuation: Step by step

Aaron David Carter looks at the legal requirements, good practice and pitfalls to avoid when procuring and using evacuation chairs.