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Solar panel installer sustained spinal fracture in 5 m scaffold fall

A contractor and scaffolding firm must pay almost £63,000 after a subcontracted worker plunged 5 m through poorly erected scaffolding after the roof’s edge protection gave way.

PC guilty of multiple failings at care home build

A construction company and an architecture firm’s “total disregard for health and safety and site management” during an extension job put 80 care home residents at risk of death, a court has heard.

*UPDATE* Swissport ignored warnings about unsafe baggage handling operations

Baggage handler Swissport GB ignored warnings to improve its luggage loading and unloading procedures years before an employee was injured, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspector who led the investigation has told IOSH Magazine

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Tim Proctor, ISS UK

The UK group safety head at the facilities services giant emphasises the need for practitioners to be seen as business partners. 

Mobile learning: On the small screen

Julian Roberts looks at the potential for mobile phones and tablets to deliver OSH training. 

Clear your head

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

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