Health and Safety

WOBO and its members recognise the need to consider health and safety in the carrying out of works within their organisations and those of their clients.

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Trio sentenced after fairground accident

THREE INDIVIDUALS and a company have been sentenced after a mother-of-eight was catapulted from a fairground ride in Hillingdon, London.

Mrs Khadra Ali spent four months in hospital after she was ejected from the Xcelerator ride at the Funderpark funfair in Yiewsley on 10 April 2018. Her family continue to provide her with the support she needs after suffering multiple fractures to her back, hips, pelvis, ribs, both collarbones as well as internal bleeding and a significant head injury.  Mrs Ali, who was 45 at the time, went on the fast motion ride alongside her daughter but was not suitably restrained in her seat.  As the ride picked up speed, Mrs Ali, now 51, screamed for help and clung on for some time before being ejected.  She hit the barrier of the next ride and landed on the ground.

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How to use ISO standards to fight climate change

THE EFFECTS of climate change are being felt all over the world. Governments and financial institutions are responding by introducing regulations and requirements that force organisations to take responsibility for their environmental impact.



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CIEH highlights workforce shortages amid E.coli outbreak

IN LIGHT of the recent E.coli outbreak affecting over 100 individuals across the UK, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) underscores the essential role environmental health plays in protecting public health, urging parliamentary candidates to recognise the importance of environmental health in preventing such outbreaks.


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Workers’ perceptions of health and safety professionals revealed

MOST WORKERS in the UK have a positive perception of health and safety (H&S) professionals, according to a survey of more than 1,200 frontline workers by global technology company SafetyCulture.



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Recycling company workers exposed to wood dust

THE LONG-term health of workers at a wood waste recycling centre was put in danger due to excessive exposure to the dust their work created, a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecution has found.



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Health and Safety Matters Live Coventry – 27 June 2024 

HSM Live Coventry will emanate from the Coventry Building Society Arena NEXT WEEK on 27 June 2024 and will be co-located with a NEBOSH Alumini conference. Delegates will be able to enjoy 11 CPD accredited seminars being delivered by organisations including the Health and Safety Executive, British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF), Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

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