South West water is fined £1.8 million after worker drowns

This episode of Riskex News Review considers the risks of lone working, after the tragic death of a South West Water worker in 2013, leading to a £1.8million fine, plus over £41,000 in costs.  Since the event, South West Water have made changes to working practices and their lone working system.

We also investigate the benefits of using drones with video cameras attached to improve data collection in Health and Safety.  With the increasing use of drones across the board, the UK Government have been drawing up plans for future management.  For more information, visit https://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2017/july/uk-to-require-drones-and-their-operators-to-be-registered-/

Our final story highlights the importance of identifying work process risks, introducing corrective measures, and ensuring that the measures are followed after a cable-manufacturing worker loses a finger.