Safety

IKEA Cot Warning After Baby Dies In 'Tragic Accident'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Parents

IKEA has issued a warning about attaching hooks to their cots after a 14-month-old baby died when her pyjamas became entangled on a plastic hook. V...

Mum 'Finds Razor Blade' In 18-Month-Old's Nappy

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Parents

A young mother has claimed she found a razor blade in a nappy, moments before putting it on her 18-month-old daughter, Eliza. Josie Gordon, 21, fr...

Parents Warned About Dangers Of Kids' Costumes After Claudia Winkleman's Watchdog Appearance

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Parents

Claudia Winkleman's daughter was left badly burned after her Halloween costume caught fire last year. And now Watchdog has revealed the reason why ...

'Homophobic' Rant Goes Viral But Not For The Reasons You'd Think

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK

A somewhat unremarkable photo of people waiting for a train on a subway platform has gone viral for a very remarkable reason. The image was posted...

How Safe Is flying Really?

Jakub Kotan | Posted 07.06.2015 | UK
Jakub Kotan

The following statement won't surprise many. Flying is the safest way of transport. Worldwide statistics show that we undertake much greater risks while getting into our cars and on busses. Yet, air accidents receive most publicity. Plane disasters carry the biggest headlines due to the one-time volume of victims.

Dangers of Solo Female Travel - A Response

Chloe Gunning | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

If I've learned one thing while travelling solo, it's that the majority of people are good, honest and helpful. I've actually felt less safe in areas of my home city of London than places people would often be nervous about visiting like Honduras or Brazil.

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.

One Million Older People Live in Non-decent Homes

Phil Buckle | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK
Phil Buckle

These people are some of society's most vulnerable, and yet they are living in homes that are not warm enough, do not contain modern facilities or are in a general state of disrepair. The chances of getting ill or having an accident are huge.

Which is Better... Running or Walking?

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

We all know that adding exercise to your lifestyle is one of the biggest steps you can take in improving your health. And one of the simplest (not to mention cheapest) forms of exercise is to go running or walking.

A London Council Is Getting Tough On Nightclub Bum Pinchers

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Preskey | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

For most women, being groped or hearing sexist and threatening comments in a nightclub is simply an unpleasant norm. How many of us would think to rep...

When Education Meets Catastrophe

Nikita Malik | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Nikita Malik

Despite growing up in notoriously crime-ridden countries in Africa, I always felt safe at school. With time, it didn't make much difference that the school bus I rode to school in Johannesburg was bulletproof. I grew used to the barbed wire that surrounded the boundaries of my school in Tanzania.

'Paedophile Hunter' Proves Just How Dangerous the Internet Can Be for Children

Duncan Lindsay | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK
Duncan Lindsay

tinson Hunter's vigilante methods of catching sexual predators may divide opinion; but there is no denying that he has raised awareness of an issue we should all be concerned about.

The Joy of Christmas Shopping -Without Being Scammed!

Jacqui Hames | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Tech
Jacqui Hames

We've had black Friday, Cyber Monday and still the online shopping spree goes on, but in our haste to nab bargains we need to stay vigilant and take great care with what were buying, who we're buying it from and how we pay. So for me there are 3 golden rules.

YouTube Fans in Love

Harry Hitchens | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Harry Hitchens

Striking a balance between a relationship that's both sustainable and commercially beneficial is something all creators should consider deeply. Increasingly YouTube creators are non-controversial, jolly and relatable which acts as a death trap for misunderstanding and disappointment for beloved fans.

Millions of Recalled Electrical Products in Our Homes

Phil Buckle | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Tech
Phil Buckle

There have been seven different types of fridge, four types of washing machine, seven types of hairdryer, 25 lighting products and 72 different chargers and adaptors - and these are just some of the 228 electrical products that have been recalled by manufacturers in the past four years, with faults that include a risk of fire or electric shock.

Fireworks Night - Everything You Need to Know to Keep Your Pets and Wildlife Safe

Marc Lee Abraham | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK
Marc Lee Abraham

Remember the good old days when Fireworks Night lasted for just two or three nights? Nowadays it seems to last from mid-October until way past New Year's Eve, with fireworks of all shapes and sizes, colours and noises, readily available on most street corners.

'Dumb Ways To Die' Should Replace All Safety Videos

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

While we're all worried about how we'll pop our clogs one day - will it be cancer? Or a hairdryer in the bathtub? - there are lesser known ways to die...

Blind Cord Safety: You Now Have a Clip, Use It!

Karl Young | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karl Young

The tragic news of a blind cord death has always met with such compassion and frustration by the public. The media coverage of each and every individu...

That Night on the Streets of England

Shweta Kothari | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shweta Kothari

On my way back home from a party around half past one in the morning, I thoroughly looked for a cab, but couldn't find one. So I decided to walk some distance. Scared out of my wits, I could never imagine doing anything like that in India. Unfamiliar with the roads, I kept walking.

We Must Change the Law to Better Protect Tenants

Phil Buckle | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK
Phil Buckle

Homes in the private rented sector in England are worse than in any other, with a third of properties failing to meet basic standards and a sixth of renters, or 1.2 million adults, reporting problems with electricity in the last year...

Uber Havoc

Max De Lucia | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Tech
Max De Lucia

I'm all for technology and for products that make the world a better place. But for the time being, I don't think Uber are quite there and I'm going to keep my business with the people who do it best. As a little aside - Addison Lee got involved with the cab conversation on Twitter and sent this message.

'If Obama Had a Dry Toilet...' - Building a Toilet for the 21st Century

Dr Kat Arney | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Tech
Dr Kat Arney

Around the world 2.5 billion people have no access to a toilet, and 1,400 children die every single day as a result of unhygienic sanitation. These figures are as outrageous as they are shocking. But nobody wants to talk about it, because - well - it's just not very nice, is it?

Alcohol Is Good for You?

Mandy Townsend | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mandy Townsend

Whiskey can help prevent cancer according to the Telegraph. I'm sure you've heard that a lot of things do, but this brown drink is high in anti-oxidants which help to assist in containing the growth of cancerous cells. According to Food to Fitness, it reduces the oxidation process in the body which results in a chemo like effect.

Government Must Do More to Protect Consumers From Faulty Products

Fiona O’Donnell | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK Politics
Fiona O’Donnell

The Government's Consumer Rights Bill currently making its way through Parliament aims to consolidate, simplify and modernise consumer law to make it fit for the 21st century. Its failure, however, to cover the recall of electrical products - a long-ignored issue that has impacted significantly on consumers and businesses alike - is a major flaw.

Safety and Preparation for Travel in India

Zahra Razavi | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

In just a few weeks, I'll be heading to India for the very first time. I know that I already love the people, the food and the culture, so even with a lot of other things to do in the period before I go, my excitement is already reaching a huge peak.