Health and Safety

What Irritates You And Makes You See Red? The Value Of Ranting

Pam Warren | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Pam Warren

This month over on my website I've been having a bit of a rant! I must say I've found it quite therapeutic and it got me thinking about how, we Britis...

This Is Why You Should Never Leave A Deodorant Can Near A Candle

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK

Pictures of the aftermath of a deodorant can explosion at an east London flat show what a “deadly” impact aerosols can have when exposed to heat. ...

This Terrifying Video Shows Why You Need To Be Really Careful With E-Cigarettes

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Tech

Fire crews have released CCTV footage of the moment an e-cigarette battery exploded in the user’s pocket - inches from a baby’s pram. Images cap...

We Need the EU's Regulated Duvets

Gabriel Webber | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK Politics
Gabriel Webber

As crowd-funded right-wing films go, Brexit the Movie isn't bad. It's slick, well-presented and looks pretty professional. The area in which it's lac...

International Workers Memorial Day 2016: Remembering the Dead and Fighting for the Living

Jude Kirton-Darling | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Politics
Jude Kirton-Darling

Today is International Workers Memorial Day on the 28 April, where we remember those who have been affected by tragedy and ill health in the workplace, and to show solidarity to ensure that rules and regulations are being properly implemented, and enforced, for the benefit of workers everywhere.

Money Comes Before The People, Says Alton Towers Victim

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK

One of two young women to lose a leg in the Alton Tower rollercoaster crash has criticised the decision to reopen the Smiler ride this weekend as "ina...

Horrified Shoppers Watch As Woman Falls Four Floors In Debenhams

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK

A woman has reportedly suffered serious injuries after falling from a fourth-floor escalator in front of horrified shoppers at Debenhams in central Lo...

Alton Towers Boss' 'Upsetting' Comments To Amputee

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 27.09.2015 | UK

A 20-year-old student who had her leg amputated after the Alton Towers Smiler crash said she was "upset and insulted" when the head of the theme park ...

Inmate At Centre Of Extraordinary Legal Battle Warns Prison Smoking Ban Will Spark Violence And Suicides

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 01.08.2015 | UK

Authorities in Australia thought they were "very ready" for a smoking ban to kick-in at a remand prison in the state of Victoria on July 1. The ba...

Alton Towers Profits Expected To Plummet £50 Million After Rollercoaster Tragedy

PA | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK

Alton Towers parent company Merlin has said the groups' profits may plummet £50 million following a rollercoaster crash that seriously injured five a...

Students Banned From Throwing Graduation Caps At Birmingham Uni Reception Over 'Health And Safety Fears'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Students at Birmingham University have been banned from throwing their caps in a graduation reception over health and safety fears, it has emerged. ...

Alton Towers Victim Vicky Balch Has Right Leg Amputated

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Steven Hopkins | Posted 27.06.2015 | UK

A second young woman injured in the Alton Towers rollercoaster crash has had her leg amputated, after undergoing seven surgeries to try and save it. ...

Alton Towers Victim Spends 20th Birthday In Critical Condition

The Huffington Post/PA | Steven Hopkins | Posted 06.06.2015 | UK

Alton Towers victim Vicky Balch has spent her 20th birthday in hospital Saturday, as the theme park announced it is to remain closed. Vicky, who ha...

Two-Thirds Of Workers At Risk From Dangerous Substances

PA / The Huffington Post | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

More than two-thirds of workers could be at risk from potentially dangerous hazardous substances, research has found. According to a study of 500 p...

Remembering the Dead, Fighting for the Living

Jude Kirton-Darling | Posted 27.06.2015 | UK Politics
Jude Kirton-Darling

This Tuesday millions around the world will stand to 'Remember the dead and fight for the living' at events, demonstrations and vigils held to mark International Workers' Memorial Day (IWMD). This annual commemoration for all those who have been killed, disabled, injured or made ill as a result of accidents at work or occupational disease...

No Compromise

Judith Hackitt CBE | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK
Judith Hackitt CBE

Cutting costs where there seems to be least tangible day-to-day effect is obviously tempting but leaders and senior managers need to pass the stress test on knowing where health and safety - and particularly process safety and asset integrity - sits in this mix.

Slumped Over Your Desk? You and Everyone Else.

Jane Sparrow | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Tech
Jane Sparrow

The business world seems to have woken up in the last 48 hours. It's September, the schools have re-opened and people are sleepwalking back to work after a summer break. But just because we are physically back-at-work, it doesn't mean we are all mentally and emotionally there - the lights are on, but nobody is home in many cases.

Can Anyone Find Our Humanity?

Will Young | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Will Young

If you continually cater towards the worst case scenario all sense of individuality and creativity is lost. In the arts community a defensive attitude is what leads to dull records, drab theatre and films that are so formulaic thought is not necessary. The fear factor spills over into all avenues of life. I want to remain optimistic. I want to be allowed to act with some suitable risk and courage and I want responsibility for my life...

Ban On Frilly Socks And Baby Chicks: Minister Ridicules Health And Safety Excuses

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK

Jobsworths at schools and councils have been using health and safety excuses to enforce ridiculous bans, including one on frilly socks and another on ...

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...

Student Dies After A Wall In School's PE Changing Room Collapses On Her

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A student in Edinburgh who died after a wall, thought to be in her school's PE changing room, collapsed has been locally named as Keane Wallis-Bennett...

Reading Between the Lines

Judith Hackitt CBE | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK
Judith Hackitt CBE

Myth Busters is doing an outstanding job in exposing jobsworths who claim there are health and safety restrictions where there are none, and we really appreciate the role the media play in helping us to root out those silly cases. But let's not inflate the problem by turning perfectly sensible practical advice into a mythical health and safety story.

Just Pray You Never Ate Here...

Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK

UPDATE 11/02/2014: Hastings Indian Cuisine has since reopened A restaurant owner has pleaded guilty to five charges relating to the condition of hi...

A Row Over Beards Has Closed Shetland Island Fire Station

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK

An Island in the Shetlands has been left without firefighter cover because two members are growing facial hair for a upcoming event. Two members o...

WATCH: Careful On Those Escalators....

Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.12.2013 | UK

We shouldn't laugh but... In a bid to reduce the number of people injuring themselves on escalators over the Christmas period, Network Rail have re...