health and safety

FFI? Health & Safety wheeze about to hit the buffers?

FFIas acronyms go it’s an ‘open goal’...if you’re looking for a cheap larf that is.

As ideas go, FFI is more of an ‘own goal’ but it ain’t no laughing matter because this particular Government wheeze, introduced last October, is helping to undermine 170 years of progress in workplace safety.

The evidence is that the scheme is spectacularly failing to deliver on its key objective which is: to make companies pay for Health & Safety Executive visits where breaches of health and safety regulations have occurred.

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Dangerous dogs maul 8-year old Glasgow girl

Once more we find ourselves asking –

“What is to be done with dogs that attack and maim innocent children?…and what is to be done with their owners?”

Big, powerful, intimidating animals such as American bulldogs – the type of dogs that attacked this young girl – can hardly be described as family pets, can they? This is a typical photograph of a well-muscled, extremely powerful dog that has to be harnessed. Says it all really…

We don’t know the full circumstances surrounding this latest incident but we do know this – the risk to children from vicious, uncontrollable dogs is a real and present danger and nothing much is being done to stop it.

The Control of Dogs (Scotland ) Act was meant to make a difference but why do we rarely if ever hear it quoted in relation to the dangerous and life-threatening behaviour of problem dogs. Deed not breed was the mantra that heralded the introduction of the new legislation…    

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Bonnar Accident Law wins undisclosed sum for cleric seriously injured in fall

Bonnar Accident Law has won an undisclosed sum on behalf of Fr. Joseph McAuley, who sustained serious facial injuries resulting from a trip and fall incident in woodland managed by the Scottish Wildlife Trust.

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What if it were your child left scarred for life by a vicious dog attack?

Lanarkshire children continue to be traumatised by vicious dog attacks and we wonder what will it take for a crackdown on “pets” that maim. 

What do 8 year-old Lanarkshire boys Aiden Gallagher and Adam Taylor have in common with 6 year-old Lanarkshire girl Sinead Fleming?

All three were viciously attacked by dogs in Lanarkshire within the last two months.

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The AXA man and the Straw man claim there is no such thing as whiplash in the land of Oz….

Apparently, a few days ago, in the mythical land of Oz, the AXA man (distant relation to the Tin man) and the Straw man presented a wizard idea to an invited audience. ‘There is no such thing as whiplash’, they declared, ‘even if it existed, which it doesn’t, it doesn’t hurt. If you think something might be wrong and if you hurry, you can see one of our approved doctors over in Munchkin Land who will tell you how to get back to work asap. Naturally, the Wizard will not be paying compensation under any circumstances – premiums are high enough around here, what with accidents happening every day.’

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