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Launch of campaign to reduce motorcycle collisions

Launch of campaign to reduce motorcycle collisions

Dorset police and Dorset Road Safe Partnership are working together, along with DocBike, to try and reduce motorcycle collisions this Spring. This comes after reports show that, in Dorset, per mile travelled, more motorcyclists die or are critically injured than any other road user. Nationally, approximately 10 motorcyclists are killed or seriously injured every day.  In […]

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Home accidents: The UK’s hidden household dangers

Home accidents: The UK’s hidden household dangers

From hot hobs and sharp counter edges to electrical sockets and loose wires, your house is full of potential dangers for children. In fact, according to a new report by The Compensation Experts, an astonishing 67,135 children were admitted to hospital in 2020 due to injuries sustained at home. Reading on, we reveal the safety […]

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Easter Accidents in Public

Easter Accidents in Public

With the Easter weekend just around the corner, many people will be looking forward to being able to meet people outside again. However, with the long weekend comes a long weekend of walking, which can lead to a rise in Easter weekend accidents in public places such as parks, in children’s play areas and on […]

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Retired window cleaner died of asbestos illness

Retired window cleaner died of asbestos illness

A retired window cleaner died from an industrial disease, according to a recent report. Sidney Curtis, 90, died at his home in Sheringham on December 31 last year. The cause of his death was an asbestos illness; mesothelioma and ischemic heart disease. At an inquest into his death held at Norfolk Coroner’s Court on Friday, March 26 […]

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Electric Scooter Accidents and the Law

Electric Scooter Accidents and the Law

Electric scooters have become increasingly popular over the past few years across Europe, and, more recently, the UK. This is largely due to the fact that they are easy to use, portable and environmentally friendly. However, the laws around these scooters are widely unknown, and this can lead to electric scooter accidents. Electric Scooter Laws […]

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Plant hire company fined following fatal incident

Plant hire company fined following fatal incident

A specialist plant hire company has been fined after a worker was fatally injured, according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The worker was undertaking maintenance on a piling rig when the accident happened. In 2014, Ben Wylie was assisting the Ruislip Plant Ltd Director Mr Noel Kearney with the maintenance of a high-pressure […]

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The Workplace Safety Index

The Workplace Safety Index

The rate of accident and injury in the workplace is gradually slowing down YoY, yet there are still areas of great concern for businesses moving forward. Notably, we can reveal that an astonishing 37% of workers have had an accident at work, likely contributed to by one-in-ten Brits never being given safety training. All factors considered, the average UK employee rates their workplace just 7.5/10 for safety.  […]

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What Are Public Liability Accidents?

What Are Public Liability Accidents?

Public liability accidents are accidents where a public entity is liable for the accident. This is commonly the council. The accidents usually happen on the street, on the roads and in public places such as parks. Accidents in shops and supermarkets do not fall under public liability, as they are privately owned. Therefore, they are […]

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