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Managing Industrial and Organisational Lockdowns

In this modern day and age we all expect to be safe while we’re at work. For their part, employers have a Duty of Care to do whatever is reasonably practicable to protect the health, safety and welfare of their employees and visitors while on their premises. The Health and...
Posted On 06 Jun 2019
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Fatal Accidents and Criminal Liability: Examining the Legal Landscape

Fatal accidents are usually preventable, which leads to questions of responsibility and criminal liability. Here, Guy Bastable and Tom McNeill seek to explain those occasions when organisations and individuals will be found criminally liable, for which offences and with what...
Posted On 25 Apr 2019
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How To Prevent Fire Extinguisher and Exit Door Misuse

Are your business premises suffering from fire extinguisher and exit door misuse? It’s not unheard of to see fire extinguishers being used as temporary doorstops, especially in conjunction with exit door misuse – but they’re also prone to theft and, when discharged...
Posted On 14 Mar 2019
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G4S Cash Solutions (UK) fined £1.8 million for water systems safety breaches

G4S Cash Solutions (UK) Limited has been fined £1.8 million after Harlow Council successfully prosecuted the company for failing to protect its workers from the risk of Legionnaires’ disease. At a sentence hearing on Friday 2 September 2016 at Chelmsford Crown Court, the...
Posted On 12 Sep 2016
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Security companies fined over death of security officer in wake of HSE investigation

Two security companies have been fined after a security officer died from carbon monoxide poisoning. Javaid Iqbal, a 29 year-old father of three, was employed by London-based KK Security Services Ltd as a security officer on a construction site in Leigh, Wigan. KK Security...
Posted On 15 Aug 2016