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IOSH: “no excuses” for asbestos failures

Two decades after the use of asbestos was banned in Britain, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has warned that there are “no excuses” for firms who fail to manage exposure to the deadly substance. Asbestos was banned in 1999, but remains present in at least half a million buildings in Britain, which […]


Skills for Care provides new guidance on improving services

Skills for Care have launched a new online guide to help adult social care providers improve their services. The ‘Guide to Improvement’, published this week, provides a comprehensive toolkit to help organisations identify, plan and implement improvements to ensure they are delivering high quality care and support, and meeting regulatory standards. The development of the […]


Review finds care professionals had ‘knowledge and opportunity’ to prevent murder of young man with learning disabilities

A review has found that social care professionals failed to take sufficient steps to prevent the murder of a young man with learning disabilities, despite having “the knowledge, legal means and opportunity,” to do so. Phillip Nicholson was killed in 2015 by Isabella Gossling and Richard Moors, who are currently serving a total of 41 […]


£900K fine issued after fatal wall collapse

A building firm has been prosecuted and fined £900,000 after a fatal wall collapse at a construction site. Capstone Building Ltd appeared at Bournemouth Crown Court this month where they were found guilty of breaching the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 for the “tragic incident,” which occurred on 2nd June 2015. The […]


MPs call for tax on ‘lawless digital playground’ of social media

A group of MPs is calling for a new tax on social media companies’ profits, as well as for statutory regulation and a duty of care to be imposed on the “lawless digital playground.” It follows a year-long inquiry by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Media and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing into […]


Global health and safety standard brings business benefits

It’s been one year since the global health and safety standard was launched for workplaces and the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) says businesses who adopt it “reap the many benefits of effective risk management.” In fact, 12 months on from the launch of the ISO 45001 certification, IOSH says it can help […]


YouTube switches off comments on videos of children

YouTube is switching off user comments on most videos featuring children to “better protect children and families.” The video sharing platform says the change will take effect over several months. It has opted to take what the NSPCC has described as an “important step” after losing several big advertisers when it was revealed that paedophiles […]


Revised health and safety guidelines issued for bouncy castles

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has revised health and safety guidelines for people operating inflatable play equipment, such as bouncy castles. The new guidelines follow a tragic incident in Norfolk last year, when a 3-year-old child was fatally injured after being thrown from an ‘exploding’ bouncy castle in Gorleston-on-Sea. Separately, 10 children were also […]


HSE provides health and safety guidance for Brexit

As the UK prepares to leave the European Union (EU) at the end of this month, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has outlined health and safety guidance for businesses ahead of Brexit. The key message from Britain’s health and safety watchdog is that Brexit will not alter the duty of employers to protect the […]


CQC concerned about safety of independent ambulance services

Following inspections, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) continues to have concerns about the quality and safety of independent ambulance services. In a report published last week (7th March 2019), the care watchdog said that some individual services had made improvements and that there were “pockets of good practice,”, but concerns remain about how safe and […]


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