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HSE investigate trench collapse, company fined £14,000, Unite Union criticise low fine

A construction company in Scotland has been fined £14,000 for safety breaches, after one of its workers was seriously injured when a trench collapsed, burying him alive. Julian Kilbane was part of a team using an excavator to dig a trench…
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Cyber Attack Reassurance From Riskex

On Friday 12th May 2017 we saw global coordinated ransomware attacks on thousands of private and public sector organisations across dozens of countries. The Riskex senior technical operations team have been closely monitoring all Riskex…
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IOSH reports HSA hopes farm inspection campaign will reduce accidents in Ireland

To date in 2017, in Ireland there have been six farm-related deaths, four of which involved tractors or machinery. This has led Ireland's Health and Safety Authority (HSA) to launch an intensive campaign of inspections, with an expected 2,000…
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Simplified ISO 45001 draft issued for comment by BSI

Many of Riskex's clients use AssessNET to gain OHSAS 18001 accreditation and in time, this standard will be replaced with ISO 45001.  We are keeping abreast of developments to ensure that AssessNET will be ready for the new standard.  Here…
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Irish Court of Appeal increases Kilsaran Concrete fine by €875,000

RISKEX NEWS REVIEW VIDEO EP. 1 Kilsaran Concrete, based in Ireland, was fined €125,000 in 2016, following the death of an employee, Barry Gargan. The company pleaded guilty to breaching the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005,…
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Road Safety And Children

An interesting piece of research crossed my desk and it has stimulated some debate in the Riskex office – is it Safety “gone mad”, or is there a valid concern to be aware of? At the University of Iowa, USA, a research project was undertaken…

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