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A letter from the Metropolitan Police to the Grenfell Tower survivors and families of the victims, states that it is conducting a criminal investigation, considering all offences, including corporate manslaughter. To read the full article click here.

Chris Shaw
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LATEST NEWS
Grenfell Tower council: 'corporate manslaughter'?

Amid the ongoing investigation into the Grenfell tower fire, Scotland Yard has announced that there are 'reasonable grounds' to suspect that The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and the Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation have committed corporate manslaughter.

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Health & Safety North moves to Manchester for its biggest ever conference and exhibition

This year's Health & Safety North conference and exhibition will take place in Manchester for the first time to accommodate growing attendance numbers over the past decade.

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NHS trust fined £1m following 53-year-old man's death in Lincolnshire

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust has been fined following the death of 53-year-old John Biggadike at Pilgrim Hospital in Boston.

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BOHS CEO steps down

BOHS, the Chartered Society for Worker Health Protection, has announced that its chief executive, Steve Perkins, is stepping down after eight years at the helm.

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NEBOSH launches international diploma in environmental management

NEBOSH, the health, safety and environmental management awarding body, has launched a new qualification that will support professionals across the globe to develop and implement effective environmental management systems within their organisations.

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Haulage firm fined after worker crushed

A haulage firm has been fined after a load from the top of a double-decked trailer fell onto a worker.

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Errol Taylor appointed as new chief executive of RoSPA

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents' Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Errol Taylor as the charity's new chief executive.

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Company fined after worker loses fingers in crush injury

A company has been sentenced after a worker lost his middle two fingers while trying to repair its main entrance gate.

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HSE releases annual workplace fatality figures

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has today released its annual figures for work-related fatalities, as well as the number of people known to have died from the asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma, in 2015.

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Comfort is King when it comes to safety footwear, according to new research from Supertouch

New research confirms what many have long believed, comfort is king for work boot wearers, says Supertouch, a leading PPE and workwear solutions specialist.

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PRODUCTS & SERVICES
White paper for food and drink sector

Alpha Solway, the UK manufacturer of protective clothing, has launched a new white paper providing essential advice on how to protect workers from chemical hazards in the food and drink sector.

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Unlocking scheduled measurements in four easy steps

Life just got a little easier for health and safety specialists with Cirrus Research introducing the doseBadge5 with its new scheduled monitoring feature.

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Supertouch appoints new business development manager

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and workwear specialist Supertouch has appointed Darren Bowman as business development manager for the South East.

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Introducing the new RPB Z-Link

According to RPB Safety, the Z-Link is the UK's newest and most advanced multi-purpose respirator, providing a superior alternative to current products.

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The Casella Noise Course will return on September 19th

The Casella Noise Course has been created to equip attendees with the knowledge and skills required to effectively monitor workplace noise.

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Hydro-Québec entrusts its flagship data centre to Advanced fire systems

To protect Hydro-Québec's new data centre being built near Montréal, intelligent fire systems manufacturerAdvanced has teamed up with Roberts Fire Protection (a division of Vipond Inc.) to provide fire protection to the installation.

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Tips to cleaning safety eyewear

Safety glasses are a vital piece of equipment for many workers dealing in critical environments, but failure to look after eyewear can affect the quality of the lens and the protection it provides.

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Evac+Chair International delivers stairway safety solution for Stoke City FC

As one of the Premier League football clubs committed to complying with the requirements for disabled access set out in Accessible Stadia, Stoke City has chosen stairway evacuation chairs supplied by Evac+Chair to provide safe means of exit for supporters unable to use stairs in an emergency.

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