BP was fined £400,000 today for spilling almost four tonnes of crude oil in Shetland nearly seven years ago.
A second force will allow every frontline officer who wants a Taser to carry one on duty amid concerns about the risks of modern policing.
Police have issued a safety warning after revealing there have been seven water rescues in the River Ness in 2019 so far.
Thunderstorms could lead to travel delays and power cuts as the UK edges towards potentially its hottest July day.
The UK is expected to edge towards its hottest ever July day, with the mercury due to soar above 30C (86F) on Tuesday.
Helicopter crash which killed Aberdeenshire pilot occurred after the boat it was carrying ‘lifted into the air like a kite’
A helicopter crash in North Uist, which led to the death of an Aberdeenshire pilot occurred after the boat it was carrying 'lifted into the air like a kite', an investigation has found.
Trade union bosses have issued fresh calls for a public inquiry into North Sea helicopter safety after a report showed fatigue was a factor in a “near miss” at Aberdeen Airport.
Investigators have found engineers’ “lack of experience and fatigue” contributed to the collapse of an Aberdeen helicopter’s landing gear.
Bosses at Aberdeen Harbour Board (AHB) are celebrating external recognition of the port’s record on health and safety.
The Government has wasted hundreds of millions of pounds on “substandard” cycling lanes which do not help riders feel safer, former Olympic cyclist Chris Boardman has warned.
Oil giant fined £1.2million after pipe rupture exposed staff to ‘unacceptable risk’ of ‘death from fire and explosion’
Offshore giant Marathon Oil has been fined more than £1million for health and safety failings which put workers at "unacceptable risk" from an explosion.
New plans to improve safety in the Scottish fishing industry were unveiled in Aberdeen yesterday, with zero deaths at sea the ulimate goal.
A man who has worked tirelessly to improve working conditions in the North Sea after almost perishing on Piper Alpha has been appointed to lead Step Change in Safety.
Cybersecurity experts have warned WhatsApp users to update the messaging app as soon as possible following the discovery of a major vulnerability that could allow attackers to install a malicious code on smartphones.
A new safety checklist, similar to that used by airline pilots, has been developed for farmers and crofters by researchers at Aberdeen University.
Farmers have been told to ensure casual workers are properly trained to use equipment and that they are aware of safe stop procedures.
A north-east fire station is introducing a new safety device to keep vulnerable individuals safe in their homes.
The Scottish Government has rejected calls for a public inquiry into North Sea helicopter safety.
A cut in the number of traffic police officers has led to a significant drop in people being prosecuted for driving while using a mobile phone, the RAC has told the BBC.
Farmers and crofters have been reminded not to carry children as passengers on all-terrain vehicles (ATVs).
Parents at an Aberdeen school have slammed inconsiderate drivers and called for further enforcement action over the number of cars parking inappropriately during collection and pick-up time.
Youngsters at a rural primary school have been given fluorescent goodies by a safety group encouraging them all to be easily seen.
How to prevent accidents offshore through the use of better communication will be explored at The Press and Journal’s next Business Briefing.
Just 25% of bin lorries in northern Scotland have technology recommended after Glasgow’s 2014 tragedy
Just a quarter of bin lorries in the north of Scotland are equipped with the life-saving technology recommended in the wake of the Glasgow bin lorry crash.
Hundreds of taxis are being banned from the roads every year for failing routine council safety checks.
As Scottish agriculture reels from two fatal accidents this week, the farmers union has stepped up guidance on working at height, the industry’s second-highest cause of death.
An annual campaign to improve road safety over the winter period launched yesterday.
People in the north-east are being encouraged to prepare their vehicles for potentially severe weather this winter.
The head of road policing Scotland has issued an impassioned plea for drivers to remain safe this winter following a year of fatal tragedies on the country’s roads.
Coastguard search and rescue helicopter Rescue 900 was called to assist a sick fisherman earlier today.
Police have expressed their disappointment at the ongoing failure of drivers to heed basic road safety laws.
An Aberdeenshire MP has said a public inquiry into offshore helicopter travel is “not necessary” amid union concerns over safety.