All Safety/HSE


Tata Steel

Tata Steel incurs £1m penalty after toxic substances release

Added: 14 Aug 2017

Tata Steel UK has incurred a £1 million fine following an incident in which toxic and flammable sub…

Lawrence Waterman, Chairman of British Safety Council

Lawrence Waterman succeeds Lynda Armstrong as British Safety Council chairman

Added: 7 Aug 2017

Lawrence Waterman has been appointed as the new chairman of the British Safety Council, following L…

US winery calls on Edinburgh Sensors to monitor carbon dioxide levels

Added: 7 Aug 2017

The Louis M. Martini Winery in St Helena, California is one of the original five Napa Valley wineri…

Viewpoint: how automation is tackling plant safety

Added: 1 Aug 2017

EU Automation’s Jonathan Wilkins discusses how new technology and increased automation improves saf…

Dust unsettled: combating a danger to health and efficiency in the workplace

Added: 1 Aug 2017

Dust and fumes are the enemy of process-based operations – airborne contaminants present both a hea…

Laboratory contamination

Reduced demand prompts closure of Staffordshire’s council-run laboratory

Added: 31 Jul 2017

One of the last local authority-run laboratories in England is to be closed with the loss of 16 pos…

North Sea offshore oil and gas

UK offshore oil and gas safety record improving says report

Added: 27 Jul 2017

The UK’s offshore oil and gas industry has reported its lowest ever incidence of so-called ‘dangero…

Water treatment firm hit with fine after worker fall

Added: 27 Jul 2017

Icon Process Systems, which manufactures water treatment systems, has been fined after an employee …

OPITO confirms McDonald as chief executive officer

Added: 13 Jul 2017

OPITO, the international workforce, safety and standards organisation for oil and gas, has appointe…

Better leadership needed to avert Buncefield-style disasters, warns ABB

Added: 10 Jul 2017

Better leadership is needed in the process industries to avoid repetition of accidents on the scale…

Sellafield nuclear facility

Sellafield firefighters to strike over pay dispute

Added: 7 Jul 2017

Firefighters at Sellafield nuclear facility will strike later this month after “last ditch” talks o…

bread

Warburtons slapped with £1.9m fine after man trapped in bread machine

Added: 4 Jul 2017

Baking company Warburtons has been handed a £1.9 million fine after a worker got his arm trapped ag…

Steel firm hit with £1m fine after man injured in explosion

Added: 29 Jun 2017

Steel manufacturer Sheffield Forgemasters Engineering has been handed a £1 million fine after an ox…

GMB in ‘last ditch’ talks to avoid Sellafield firefighters strike

Added: 27 Jun 2017

Firefighters at Sellafield nuclear facility have threatened a series of strikes in July unless a di…

Viewpoint: it’s not only the Machine Directive to which you need to adhere

Added: 27 Jun 2017

TUV SUD’s Neil Dyson takes a view on the legislative framework
within which machinery safety sits.

On guard: how crucial risk assessment is to machine safety

Added: 27 Jun 2017

Risk assessment is as vital as it ever was in maintaining machine safety, writes Greg Pitcher.

Nuclear

NAO Hinkley report criticises government nuclear strategy

Added: 23 Jun 2017

The National Audit Office has made damning criticism of the government’s strategy for the Hinkley P…

Cuadrilla shale site

UKOOG – Government must act to protect gas reserves

Added: 22 Jun 2017

The UK will become increasingly reliant upon imported gas if it does not embark on a strategy to bo…

Longannet power station

Industry leaders call for UK to lead on energy transition after Trump pull out

Added: 2 Jun 2017

Industry bodies reacted with dismay to US president Donald Trump’s intention to withdraw his countr…

More than £0.3 mill in R&D on offer to engineering innovators

Added: 30 May 2017

Seven engineering innovators will have the chance to share £350,000 of R&D support in a competition…