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Asbestos management: time to improve the skills base

Ongoing failures to prevent exposure to asbestos suggest much more needs to be done to build the skills, knowledge and competence of those with day-to-day responsibility for preventing exposure in UK buildings.

By Colette Willoughby, Asbestos Compliance Limited & National Organisation of Asbestos Consultants (NORAC) on 01 April 2023

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Livestock auctioneer fined after cow escapes and tramples man to death

A company has been fined £75,000 after a cow broke free from Whitland Livestock Market in Wales and killed a 75-year-old man who was crossing a nearby street.

By Kerry Reals on 21 June 2024

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Film and TV industry: entertainment must not be pursued at the expense of safety

Recent prosecutions of entertainment companies for health and safety failings are a reminder that the duty to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of employees and others applies to all workplaces, organisations and workers in whatever sector or business.

By Laura White, Pinsent Masons on 04 July 2024