Why Accidents Happen

Why Accidents Happen

In the period 2019 to 2020, 111 people lost their lives in the workplace in the UK, 29 of these being killed in a fall from height. (https://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/fatals.htmI) In 2018/2019 these numbers were 147 and 40, respectively. The year before was 144 and 35. This amounts to 26%, 27% and 24% of all fatalities in the workplace. (Bear in mind the figures for 2019/2020 do not highlight the issues around Covid-19 and the sustained period of economic lockdown in the UK, so this number could...

In the period 2019 to 2020, 111 people lost their lives in the workplace in the UK, 29 of these being killed in a fall from height. (https://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/fatals.htmI) In 2018/2019 these numbers were 147 and 40, respectively. The year before was 144 and 35. This amounts to 26%, 27% and 24% of all fatalities in the workplace. (Bear in mind...

In the period 2019 to 2020, 111 people lost their lives in the workplace in the UK, 29 of these being killed in a fall from height. (https://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/fatals.htmI)...

Industrial Asbestos Detection

Industrial Asbestos Detection

The number of people who have died as a result of contracting an asbestos-related illness has reached new heights in recent years, following widespread use of the material between the 1950s and 1970s. Due to the latency period of illnesses such as mesothelioma sometimes occurring up to 50 years after exposure, it is thought that deaths caused by the harmful fibres are now reaching their peak. Figures released earlier this year by the Health and Safety Executive revealed there were 2,523 deaths from mesothelioma in...

The number of people who have died as a result of contracting an asbestos-related illness has reached new heights in recent years, following widespread use of the material between the 1950s and 1970s. Due to the latency period of illnesses such as mesothelioma sometimes occurring up to 50 years after exposure, it is thought that deaths caused by the harmful...

The number of people who have died as a result of contracting an asbestos-related illness has reached new heights in recent years, following widespread use of the material...

Confined Space

Confined Space

Imagine a place with only one exit, and poor ventilation. Image working in such a place and having a fire, or dangerous fumes, or heat stroke, or a heart attack. How will you escape? Will you be able to reach the single exit before you are suffocated, burned to death, or dying because no one can get to you in time? This scenario is all too common when working in a confined space. Now many of you who have read my work – here or...

Imagine a place with only one exit, and poor ventilation. Image working in such a place and having a fire, or dangerous fumes, or heat stroke, or a heart attack. How will you escape? Will you be able to reach the single exit before you are suffocated, burned to death, or dying because no one can get to you in...

Imagine a place with only one exit, and poor ventilation. Image working in such a place and having a fire, or dangerous fumes, or heat stroke, or a...

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