Health and Safety Executive

Alton Towers Owner Will Be Prosecuted Over 'Smiler' Accident

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK

The owner of Alton Towers is to be prosecuted over the rollercoaster accident in which five people were injured, the Health and Safety Executive has a...

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.