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Firm fined £600K following ‘tragic and wholly avoidable’ incident

A civil engineering contractor has been fined £600,000 after a construction worker was fatally injured in a “tragic and wholly avoidable incident” during a major project. Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering Limited, based in Canary Wharf, London, appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday (25th February 2019) where they pleaded guilty to breaching the Construction (Design and […]


Young asthma sufferers in the UK more likely to die

A new report has revealed that young people in the UK are more likely to die from asthma than those living in other high-income countries. The study, from the Nuffield Trust independent health think tank and the Association for Young People’s Health, found that death rates for asthma in those aged 10 to 24 were […]


Organisations must be prepared for serious incidents, warns IOSH

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has warned business leaders that they must be prepared for serious health and safety incidents. A group of people responsible for protecting workers, including health and safety managers and other leaders in business, heard that serious incidents such as workplace fatalities can occur in even the best-managed […]


Young people targeted in campaign to recruit more care workers

A campaign to recruit thousands more care workers is targeting young people in England. The Every Day is Different campaign is being promoted across social media and other online platforms in order to encourage people aged under 40 to enter the care sector, which currently has over 100,000 vacancies and could face increased staffing pressures […]


Are health and safety fears causing children’s playgrounds to close?

It’s been claimed that a rise in injury claims could lead to the closure of adventure playgrounds across the country. After a leading insurance company opted to stop insuring some children’s playgrounds that it deemed too high-risk, there are fears that as many as 70 volunteer-run playgrounds could be facing closure. Zurich Municipal took the […]


Police record 9,000 online child sexual offences in a year

Data recently released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveals that police recorded more than 9,000 child sexual offences with an online element in one year. Figures for the 12 months from October 2017 to September 2018 show that child sexual offences with an online element made up 16% of the total number of […]


Age UK says 50,000 older people have died waiting for social care plan

National charity Age UK estimates that 54,000 older people – equating to 77 each day – have died while waiting for a new plan to fund social care. The government first announced its plans to publish a social care Green Paper in March 2017, but the plan has been subject to several delays and 700 […]


First Response Training cements partnership with sector-leading care organisation

First Response Training has worked closely with national care provider Dimensions for over a decade, and the two companies are now embarking on the next phase of their exciting partnership. Dimensions provide support for people with learning disabilities, autism and complex needs. They focus on enabling the individuals they support to have a louder voice […]


IOSH provides ten tips for talking about mental health at work

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has outlined some key ways in which organisations can broach the subject of mental health at work. The world’s largest professional body for occupational safety and health has developed its own training course, IOSH Managing Occupational Health and Wellbeing, to help create healthier and more productive workspaces, […]


Do you know the dementia risk factors?

A recent study by Alzheimer’s Research UK has revealed that half of UK adults are unaware of the key dementia risk factors. The charity asked 2,361 people if they could identify the six known risk factors for developing dementia, as well as a protective factor against the disease. They found that around half of those […]


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