health and safety
Safeguarding staff from mental health hazards at work
Promoting physical safety has become critically important across the sector, with many organisations priding themselves on a zero-tolerance approach to hazards in the workplace, writes Nadine Buddoo.
UKPN boosts safety with introduction of location technology
UK Power Networks is adopting new location technology which could save the lives of rural workers and landowners.
Utility Week Health, Safety & Wellbeing Conference
The 2019 Utility Week Health, Safety and Wellbeing Conference is the only event dedicated to the whole utility sector. It brings together leading health, safety and wellbeing experts and professionals to share their latest thoughts, learnings and examples of best practice from within the industry.
David Spillett, head of safety, health and environment at the Energy Networks Association (ENA), talks about why safety, both for staff and the public, is the highest priority for network companies.
Putting safety first
Martin Harrison, CEO of Fulcrum Group, on why people-driven safety delivers right-first-time operations.
Keeping networks safe
David Spillett, head of health safety & environment at the Energy Networks Association (ENA), discusses the three key disciplines that are keeping networks safe.
Technology & Operations
NGN wins second RoSPA gold award for health and safety practices
Northern Gas Networks, the North of England's gas distributor, has received a consecutive gold award at the annual RoSPA awards.
Wales & West Utilities receives fifth safety award from RoSPA
Wales & West Utilities has been recognised by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for its outstanding and exemplary health and safety record.
Wales & West Utilities maintains health and safety record
Wales & West Utilities has been recognised for its health and safety record.
Farm workers urged to take care near overhead power lines
The UK's energy network operators have joined forces to launch a national campaign which highlights the potential risks of agricultural equipment accidentally coming into contact with power lines.
Utility Week Health & Safety Conference
Now in its 5th year, the Utility Week Health & Safety conference is the only event dedicated for health, safety and wellbeing professionals from the water, gas and electricity sectors.
Powering improvement in health and safety strategy
The UK electricity industry has a long standing ambition to be a world leader in the field of health and safety.
WWU achieves perfect health and safety score
Wales and West Utilities (WWU) has achieved a perfect score in its Achilles health and safety accreditation.
Manchester explosion was not due to network fault
National Grid Gas Distribution has verified that a suspected gas explosion in Blackley, Manchester was not due to any faults in its network.
Editor’s weekly: Smart meters and gas safety
Jane Gray mulls over comments made at Utility Week Congress about the hazards the national smart meter rollout may raise for gas safety in customer homes.
Big Bang; bringing safety to gas
At DNV GL’s Spadeadam site, gas engineers can feel the full force of the kind of gas disaster they hope they’ll never face.
Innovation, technology & operations
Transforming lone working
A new application of wearable tech has radical implications for lone worker health and safety says David Goldsby, digital innovation manager, National Grid Labs.
Utility Week Health & Safety
The 4th annual Utility Week Health & Safety Conference is an essential event for SHEW professionals seeking input regarding leadership & organisational change, drone/UAV use & regulation, leading safety from the board, communication & awareness innovation, when cases go to trial, individual and corporate attitudes to H&S, occupational health & wellbeing, and more.
SP Energy Networks moves to protect Scottish farmers
Distribution network operator SP Energy Networks has launched a new safety campaign to educate farmers about the risks of working near electricity infrastructure.
People & Skills
Ill-fitting protective equipment puts women at risk
A study by the union Prospect has found that industry protective equipment is still not suited to female workers, compromising their comfort and safety.
Technology & Operations
Preparing for the worst – falls from heights
If all prevention measures for protecting network employees from the risks of work at height should fail, how strong are policies for response? Steve Ringshaw says the matter needs close attention.
The health and safety challenge
As financial penalties for failings are set to rise, Network explores the specific health and safety challenges facing network operators.