Health and Safety Executive

Man Dies After Mayfair Building Partially Collapses

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK

A construction worker has been killed and another injured when a building near the US embassy that was being redeveloped into flats partially collapse...

3-Year-Old Dies In Tractor Accident On Farm

PA | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK

A three-year-old boy has died in an apparent 'tragic accident' after being hit by a tractor on a farm. Police and paramedics rushed to the farm, in...

Health And Safety Gone Mad

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK

Bans on yo-yos in playgrounds, knives in kitchens and kettles in offices have all been wrongly blamed on workplace safety laws this year, a new report...

Woman Killed By Falling Tree Branch In Kew Gardens

PA | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK

A woman was killed by a falling tree branch in Kew Gardens during rain and gusts of wind close to 30mph, police said. The woman, believed to be aro...

Four-Year-Old Girl 'Critical' After Theme Park Fall

PA | Posted 10.06.2012 | UK

A four-year-old girl remains in a critical condition in hospital after falling from a bridge while visiting a theme park. Jessica Blake from the Is...

Health and Safety Has Not Gone Mad

Ali Schofield | Posted 29.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Schofield

Akin to the phrases :I'm not racist, but" and "It's only a bit of banter", the adage "health and safety gone mad" is the linguistic equivalent of a Bernard Manning video; lazy, ill-informed and inflammatory.

Secret Nuclear Safety Data Lost By Regulator After USB Stick 'Misplaced'

PA | Posted 17.04.2012 | UK

A member of staff from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has lost a USB stick containing a safety assessment of a nuclear power plant. The data...

Tragedy in the Workplace

Chris Green | Posted 06.12.2011 | UK
Chris Green

Globally about 2 million people die annually in work related deaths and recent statistics from the HSE show that UK workplace deaths in the first half of 2011 have increased by 20% - an alarming statistic that employers should take seriously.