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Inspection Pit Safety | Vehicle Repair Health and Safety

Inspection Pit Safety | Vehicle Repair Health and Safety

Businesses which inspect, maintain and repair motor vehicles sometimes have inspection pits on their premises. Inspection pits are narrow sunken areas in the ground which a vehicle can drive over and park so that mechanics can gain easy access under the vehicle without the need to jack or lift the vehicle up. Although inspection pits […]

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Health and Safety Guide to Working Outside this Winter

Health and Safety Guide to Working Outside this Winter

As temperatures drop to minus figures employers have a duty of care to protect their employees against the effects of winter working. As an organisation you may have staff members who are required to work outside as part of their duties, and as their employer it is your responsibility to manage their health and safety […]

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Controlling Exposure to Welding Fumes – HSE Announces Stricter Enforcement

Controlling Exposure to Welding Fumes – HSE Announces Stricter Enforcement

In February 2019, the HSE issued a safety alert to inform employers that they are strengthening their enforcement expectations with regards to controlling exposure to welding fumes. HSE Control Requirements The HSE have stated that regardless of the duration of exposure, the HSE will not accept any welding being undertaken without suitable control measures being […]

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