Category Archives: Health & Safety

UNISON legal cover for hip replacement concerns......

The medicines and healthcare products regulatory agency (MHRA) has recently issued a warning regarding metal-on-metal hip replacements that may cause muscle and bone damage.
 
All UNISON members (and their families) are entitled to comprehensive legal cover. In this case, UNISON’s legal service providers, Thompsons have experienced medical negligence experts who can provide a FREE INITIAL ASSESSMENT if you or your family have concerns about a metal-on-metal hip replacement.  Click here to read more.

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Asbestos matters again: St. Mary’s School, Walthamstow......

A quick visit to the Health and Safety Executive’s website reveals that LBWF has form on asbestos – see here:

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Waltham Forest: Companies fined after workers exposed to asbestos at St Mary’s school......

Three companies have been fined a total of more than £1m after workers were exposed to asbestos while refurbishing a school in Waltham Forest.  Click here to read more.

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Concern for residents as Lingfield Apartments in Stadium Place, Walthamstow fails fire safety test......

Over 100 apartment blocks have failed Government tests since the Grenfell Tower fire, left. Cllr Khevyn Limbajee, right.  Click here to read more.

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Statement On Fire Safety In Schools In Light Of The Grenfell Tower Fire......

Attached is the letter send to all schools from LBWF.

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Waltham Forest council confirms no sprinkler systems have been fitted in any of its tower blocks......

No council-owned tower blocks in Waltham Forest are currently fitted with sprinkler systems, it has been confirmed.  Click here to read more.

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UK safety standards are ‘cut to the bone’, expert says......

The UK’s trading standards services have been “cut to the bone”, making it tougher to ensure that household products are safe.  Click here to read more.

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We cannot compromise safety in schools. Asbestos must be removed......

If the government is serious about learning lessons from Grenfell, then it needs to rid schools of asbestos. Otherwise its toxic effects could prove a health time bomb.  Click here to read more.

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Revealed: the number of housing blocks needing urgent fire checks after 79 people died in Grenfell blaze......

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UK Government urged to end health and safety deregulation following Grenfell Tower blaze......

The UK Government has been urged to scrap its approach to deregulation of health and safety legislation in light of the Grenfell Tower blaze.  Click here to read more.

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