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    Government fails to spend a penny on driver toilets

    The government has failed this year to deliver on its £32.5 million funding promise for better facilities for HGV drivers, such as showers, toilets and eating areas.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 24 November 2022

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    Forklift safety: combating complacency is key

    People operating or working near forklift trucks can quickly become complacent about the dangers they pose, making it essential that managers and supervisors know how to spot, communicate and rectify bad practice.

    By Stuart Taylor, Mentor FLT Training on 24 November 2022

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    Managing work-related road risk with vehicle safety technology

    Work-related road safety has been high on the agenda in recent years and, as greater numbers of people have returned to the roads following the end of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions in 2021, there has been a corresponding increase in road casualties.

    By Matthew Sulley, Pinsent Masons LLP on 22 November 2022

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    How better use of driver data can cut risks and save lives

    New technologies, and the data generated by them, can make a big difference to cutting risks associated with drivers’ performance.

    By Nigel Lawrence, Applied Driving Techniques on 07 November 2022

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    Artificial intelligence playing ever-greater role in cutting road risks

    Artificial intelligence is increasingly being used to reduce risks on the road, not only to the driver but also other road users, especially vulnerable ones.

    By Richard Kent, VisionTrack on 02 November 2022

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    First legal action over fire safety delays on a tall building

    The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) has taken the first step in legal action against a freeholder for failing to fix building safety defects.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 11 October 2022

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    Businesses prepared to pay more for good H&S professionals

    Salaries for health and safety professionals are rising sharply throughout parts of the UK, with the profession enjoying a higher profile driven by the pandemic and the growth of wellbeing.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 31 August 2022

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    Sit-stand desks: avoid the pitfalls

    Sit-stand desks are a useful way of reducing sedentary behaviour at work, but it’s essential workers are trained to use them properly.

    By Guy Osmond, Osmond Ergonomics on 08 August 2022

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    Leaseholders and social housing providers on the hook for significant costs

    Government plans to fix the building safety crisis leave leaseholders and social housing providers on the hook for significant costs, writes Clive Betts, the MP and Chair of the Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Select Committee.

    By Clive Betts MP on 08 August 2022

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    It’s time to move

    Home and office workers can be tempted to become less physically active, with major implications for their health, but simple steps like regular strength exercises can combat problems like muscle loss and a reduction in cardiovascular capacity.

    By Dr RS Bridger on 03 August 2022