Monthly roundup of industry news

Logistics company DHL fined £2 million following death of worker

DHL has been fined £2m over the death of an employee who was crushed at a depot in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire.

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The Hackitt Review: key recommendations ‘‘at-a-glance’’

The independent review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety was led by Dame Judith Hackitt. Its purpose was to make recommendations that will ensure we have a sufficiently robust regulatory system for the future. The final report runs to nearly 160 pages, and consists of many different areas. Here you will find a break down of some of the main areas of the final report.

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Double-investigation leads to £1.6million fine for car parts manufacturer

A South Tyneside car parts manufacturer has been fined £1.6million after a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak and an explosion occurred at the same plant within a year.

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Mental health first aid needs to be included in health and safety law

Under the health and safety regulations, employers have an obligation to intervene if an employee becomes physically unwell or is injured. But what about helping those with mental illness? Poppy Jaman, CEO of Mental Health First Aid England, explains why the law needs updating.

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Luxury yacht building company fined £167,000 after engineer injured

Luxury yacht building company Sunseeker has been fined following an incident where an engineer lost consciousness after being struck on the back of the head by a solid metal bracket weighing 147kg.

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