Workplace transport

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    Technology in action

    The use of technology to improve safety systems and manage risk information is becoming more relevant and integrated than ever before. Safety Management finds out how to build a risk map to focus on major risks.

    By Iris Cepero on 28 October 2019

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    DHL UK fined £2.6m after falling tyres kill office worker and injure three others

    DHL UK has been fined £2.6m after a man was killed and three others injured after a stack of tyres toppled and fell through the adjacent roof of an office where they were working at the Coventry warehouse.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 23 October 2019

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    Six reasons why managers are failing on forklift safety

    Do you find that despite your company having operator training, risk assessments and relevant safe systems of work in place, forklift accidents, near misses and bad habits persist?

    By Stuart Taylor, Mentor FLT Training on 23 September 2019

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    No deal Brexit could push UK lorry drivers to exhaustion, says Unite

    A no deal Brexit will result in exhausted lorry drivers, posing a danger to themselves and other road users, unless the government responds to concerns, Unite the union has warned.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 04 September 2019

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    UK tyre firm fined after worker loses arm in tyre blast

    A Hull tyre company has been ordered to pay over £41,000 in costs and fines after its employee lost his arm when a crane tyre he was inflating exploded in an incident in December 2015.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 17 September 2019

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    Volvo Group fined after employee fractures spine at UK depot

    Volvo Group UK Limited has been fined £13,333.33 after an employee was seriously injured at its truck rental and repair depot in Glasgow after the company had failed to supply him with basic safety equipment.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 27 August 2019

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    A gig on your own?

    The way in which some people, often young, but not exclusively, are engaged in work is in jobs that are part of what is commonly referred to as the ‘gig economy’.

    By Lawrence Waterman OBE on 22 July 2019

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    GTR fined £1m for Gatwick Express window fatality

    Govia Thameslink Railway Ltd (GTR) has today, 17 July, been fined £1 million after a passenger died when he opened a window marked ‘press and pull down to open’ and struck his head against a steel gantry.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 17 July 2019

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    Balfour Beatty fined £600k for Third Don Crossing excavator death

    Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering Limited, part of the Balfour Beatty Group, has been fined £600,000 after a worker was fatally struck by a 14 tonne wheeled excavator.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 26 February 2019