HSE International

British Safety Council – ‘Data Protection with GDPR’ Review

Taking just 40 minutes, the British Safety Council’s online course ‘Data Protection with GDPR’ offers a simple way to understand obligations for GDPR compliance…

Mental Health & Wellbeing Focus

Part of the reason many struggle to understand mental health is that they don’t know what it actually means; to date, there are more than 200 classified forms of mental illness …

Outdoor Workers – Staying Safe in the Sun

Outdoor workers including roofers, construction workers and gardeners, spend most of their working day exposed to UV light. A silent threat to skin health..

NHS Foundation Trust fined after safety failings led to dementia patient’s death

On the 16 October 2014, despite being kept under hourly observation, staff noticed Mrs Darnell missing and a search found her lying face down in a bath…

Health and safety is not an Achilles heel

We’ve all heard stories of schools banning conker fights, sack races, and not giving out pins with poppies for Remembrance Sunday…

Patient safety at risk because language tests for medics ‘not stringent enough’

29 medics from the EEA faced allegations of “inadequate knowledge of English language”, according to data obtained by the Royal College of Surgeons.

Mental health trust judged ‘inadequate’ for safety

The Care Quality Commission reported that staffing was a particular problem and that the trust was failing to provide sufficient training opportunities.

Air crash investigator to head new health safety body to make the NHS in England safer

The UK’s chief inspector of air accidents is the leading contender to run a new organisation which aims to make the NHS in England safer.

NHS Foundation Trust fined £200,000 for safety failings

An NHS Foundation Trust has been fined for safety failings in its management of the use and maintenance of Anetic Aid QA3 trolleys.

Inspections find NHS failing to comply with sharps laws

A sample of NHS organisations has found more than 80% to be breaching sharps regulations, according to the national watchdog for work-related health and safety.

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