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December 12, 2023

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Most read health & safety articles: 2023 round-up

As 2023 comes to a close, our sister site for health & safety, SHP, has published the list of its most-read articles over the year. It includes articles on fire safety, an in court analysis and duty of care.

10. Returning to work and reasonable adjustments – a guide for employers

Adam Clarke, Managing Director of Praxis42 discusses the points to consider when employees return to work after an extended leave.

9. Creating safer forklift truck operations

Stuart Taylor of Mentor FLT Training explains why those working alongside forklift trucks should understand the risks to help keep themselves and others safe.

8. School trust fined after children injured by classroom ceiling collapse

An educational trust was fined after 15 school children and their teacher were injured when their classroom ceiling collapsed during a lesson.

7. Fire Risk Assessment – what does competence really mean?

SHP hears from Rob Sherman, Director of Fire Safety at Praxis42 on fire risk assessments and an analysis of what factors can determine competency when it comes to fire safety.

6. Proposed employment law changes could put construction workers’ lives at risk, says CIOB

Eddie Tuttle at the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) says a government proposal to amend several areas within retained EU Law, in particular employment law, could have a detrimental impact on construction safety.

5. David Lloyd Prosecution

Fieldfisher’s Health & Safety Disputes Expert, Elliott Kenton and Solicitor Krysteen Ormons explore the recent David Lloyd case which resulted in a £2.5 million fine for the leisure centre operator.

4. Company fined after worker hit by forklift truck in Blackpool

A Blackpool clothing firm was fined £40,000 after a man was seriously injured when he was hit by a forklift truck. This article includes a video of the incident.

3. Directors’ duties: A stark reminder of what can happen when things go wrong

Julia Thomas, in our legal column from Eversheds Sutherland, said employers need to be proactive to prevent bad practices from occurring in their organisations.

2. HSE fatality figures show year on year increase – construction again most vulnerable

HSE published its annual report showing that 135 workers were killed in work-related incidents in Great Britain in the last year.

1. Five HS2 workers injured in incident

The top story was to do with the ongoing HS2 rail construction – inspectors from the HSE investigate an incident where five HS2 workers were injured. This investigation is still ongoing.

This article was originally published on our sister site for health & safety, SHP.

2023 Fire Safety eBook – Grab your free copy!

Download the Fire Safety in 2023 eBook, keeping you up to date with the biggest news and prosecution stories from around the industry. Chapters include important updates such as the Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 and an overview of the new British Standard for the digital management of fire safety information.

Plus, we explore the growing risks of lithium-ion battery fires and hear from experts in disability evacuation and social housing.

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