Thursday, December 22, 2011

Council trips up on health and safety

Paul Townsend and Jason Bonner checking the headstones

Paul Townsend and Jason Bonner checking the headstones

Laying wobbly headstones flat in case they fell on someone has caused an even greater hazard – tripping over them.

Council workers were sent to Radwinter Road Cemetery, in Saffron Walden, to test headstones for safety and told to lay flat any "hazardous" ones – about 200 were affected.

Read more at www.cambridge-news.co.uk

http://amplify.com/u/a1l4p0

Santa Rosa Fire Department fined for unsafe roof work

Santa Rosa firefighter's roof inspection draws safety fine

Santa Rosa fire inspector Toby Rey, right, measures the placement of solar panels on a new home as Sunpower construction manager Jason Mueller watches on Aug. 3, 2011. The photo ran with a Page One story in The Press Democrat on Aug. 7.

But local Cal-OSHA officials, who enforce workplace safety laws, saw something different — a serious safety hazard. And last month they slapped the Santa Rosa Fire Department with a $2,700 fine.

Read more at www.pressdemocrat.com

http://amplify.com/u/a1l3jy

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Sunday, December 18, 2011

consultant who was sacked after taking maternity leave has been awarded a record £4.4 million

Clipped from www.telegraph.co.uk
Hospital pays out record £4.4m to doctor sacked after having a baby

A HOSPITAL consultant who was sacked after taking maternity leave has been awarded a record £4.4 million by a tribunal after it heard years of abuse left her unable to work again as a doctor.

Hospital pays out record £4.4m to doctor sacked after having a baby

Read more at www.telegraph.co.uk

http://amplify.com/u/a1ktzg

Monday, December 12, 2011

Council apologises after solicitor trapped for an hour in Southampton

Clipped from www.dailyecho.co.uk

Council apologises after solicitor trapped for an hour

COUNCIL chiefs have apologised after a lawyer was trapped in a council car park lift for so long that he gave up on being rescued and forced his way out.

Ben May was stuck four floors up at the Bedford Place multi-storey car park in Southampton for more than an hour and grew so scared that he made his escape.

Read more at www.dailyecho.co.uk

http://amplify.com/u/a1jyrs

Council apologises after solicitor trapped for an hour in Southampton

Clipped from www.dailyecho.co.uk

Council apologises after solicitor trapped for an hour

COUNCIL chiefs have apologised after a lawyer was trapped in a council car park lift for so long that he gave up on being rescued and forced his way out.

Ben May was stuck four floors up at the Bedford Place multi-storey car park in Southampton for more than an hour and grew so scared that he made his escape.

Read more at www.dailyecho.co.uk

http://amplify.com/u/a1jyrs

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Photographer alerts cabinet minister to Hyde Park photo ban

Photographer alerts cabinet minister to Hyde Park photo ban

An amateur photographer is set to lobby his local MP after camera club members were banned from taking photos which include children at the Winter Wonderland fair in Hyde Park.

Meanwhile, Lafbury has received an email from Winter Wonderland organisers, PWR Events.

In the email customer service manager Kate Hofstetter said all photographers, including students and camera clubs, must be 'accredited and briefed', in the interests of visitor safety.

She spelled out the rules they must follow:

• No cameras on the ice rink

• Photographs of children may not be taken

• Tripods are allowed as long as you don't obstruct the pathways, otherwise security will ask you to move along

Read more at www.amateurphotographer.co.uk

http://amplify.com/u/a1jfi7