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Distracted bus driver handed prison sentence for multiple passenger injuries

A bus driver who was reading a time duty card while speeding on a stretch of the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway in Cambridge has been sentenced to 12 weeks’ imprisonment after he lost control of the vehicle, injuring five passengers. The sentence has been suspended for 12 months and the driver must also pay £2,000 costs.

Tesco’s £160k roll cage fine is eight times pre-guidelines level

Supermarket giant Tesco has been hit with a £160,000 fine for an injury caused by a falling roll cage. The penalty is eight times that levied on the company in 2013 for a similar offence in the previous year.

Golf course manager fatally claimed competence with chainsaw

A golf club in Leicestershire has been ordered to pay a £150,000 penalty after it was found guilty of three breaches that led to a manager being killed by a falling branch.

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Lone worker Special: The detection connection

Mobile technology allows better than ever support for workers carrying gas detectors. 

Lone worker Special: Field studies

With more people working alone than ever, training has to keep pace if staff are to manage new and more complex risk. 

Lone worker Special: Lone but not alone

Reduced contact with remote and lone workers makes supporting their wellbeing and spotting early symptoms of mental health problems harder. 

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