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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    London cabbies to be trained for medical emergencies


    Drivers of black cabs in London are to be equipped with skills to deal with medical situations, in response to new figures suggesting they are often first on the scene. Cabbies will be trained in life-saving techniques such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and how to use a defibrillator, as part of the The Knowledge+ programme….

    Majority of rail passengers attempt to leave trains as doors are closing


    Most people will make a dash to leave and board trains while the doors are closing, new research shows. According to the study by the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB), seven out of 10 rail passengers have no qualms about getting on and off trains while the safety alarm sounds. More than half (57%)….

    Brigade makes safety recommendations to halt rise in building fires


    London Fire Brigade is warning of an increase in fires unless building owners prioritise safety measures. The authority has issued the warning in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster, and has given recommendations to an independent review into building regulation and fire safety conducted by Dame Judith Hackitt. “It took a tragedy for everyone….

    Worker ‘set on fire’ after hitting underground cables


    A construction firm from Hertford has been fined £25,000 after a worker was seriously burned by electricity cables. An employee of Mason Construction (London) Limited had been carrying out excavation work when he hit an underground electrical line and was set on fire, in February 2016. A ‘preventable’ incident The worker had been digging up….

    Quarrying firm fined after employee suffers painful hand injury


    A construction aggregates firm in the West Midlands has been fined £30,000 after a worker was injured operating an inadequately guarded piece of machinery. An employee of Wildmoor Quarry Products Limited, had been cleaning a conveyor belt at the site near Bromsgrove when the incident occurred in April 2016. Painful ‘degloving’ Redditch Magistrates’ Court heard….

    Dozens of workers removed from North Sea platform amid Storm Caroline threat


    Dangerous gusts from the forthcoming Storm Caroline are leading to the removal of workers from a North Sea platform. Canadian Natural Resources (CNR) International has made the decision amid Met Office warnings that potentially life-threatening weather could batter the structure and risk the safety of its employees. The Ninian South platform sits around 240 miles….

    New driving test bids to make Britain’s roads safer


    This week’s revamping of the UK practical driving test is part of a bid to improve safety on roads, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has said. According to the motoring body, changes which came into force on December 4 will make the exam a more realistic reflection of driving solo. In Britain, drivers….

    Families Will Travel A Huge 302 Miles During The Festive Period


    Families will travel a mammoth 302 miles during the Christmas period, a study found. The research of 2,000 adults revealed the festive mileage is made up of trips to the shops for presents, supermarket for Christmas dinner and going to events such as the pantomime. In addition, 116 miles will be travelled to see friends,….

    2018 conference to address safe working towards decarbonisation


    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is to host a Safety Excellence in Energy conference in the new year, to address challenges in the sector. With support from the Institute of Gas Engineers and Managers (IGEM), the regulator wants to deliver examples of excellence, updates on recent research and highlight ongoing activities at the event….

    HSE staff awarded thousands for workplace safety breaches


    Employees of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have been awarded almost £17,000 in compensation for injuries sustained while working for the regulator. Two workers were awarded payouts, with judges accepting that the safety body had failed to protect its workers from illness or injury. In 2014, one employee sustained injuries in a faulty lift….



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