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Employing Young People: A Brief Health & Safety Guide for Employers

Employing Young People: A Brief Health & Safety Guide for Employers

Health and Safety legislation places a duty of care onto employers to protect the health, safety and welfare of all their employees and anyone else who may be affected by their work. Some employees may be more vulnerable than other employees and this needs to be taken into consideration by employers when controlling risks. For […]

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Counting the Cost of Health and Safety to UK Businesses

Counting the Cost of Health and Safety to UK Businesses

The HSE ‘Costs to Britain Model’ estimates that between 2015 and 2016 the cost of workplace injury and ill health totalled £14.9bn. Over 1 million workers were injured at work or suffered from ill health due to workplace health and safety issues. The HSE report goes on to explain the link between accidents at work […]

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Extension Lead Safety: 6 Key Safety Tips for Businesses

Extension Lead Safety: 6 Key Safety Tips for Businesses

Extension leads – space saving gadget or potential death trap? Most people have extension leads in their businesses and homes, using 4-way bar adaptors to increase the number of electrical appliances that they can plug into a wall socket. However, although there is space to plug in four appliances, this does not mean it is […]

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Care Home Health and Safety – What You Need to Know (Quick Guide)

Care Home Health and Safety – What You Need to Know (Quick Guide)

There is a certain amount of risk inherent in all workplaces. However, care homes are often particularly challenging work environments due to the vulnerable nature of those who reside in them. Below, we take a look at how Health and Safety in care homes can be managed and what you need to know in order […]

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Is Your Health and Safety Documentation Up-to-Date? | Essential Business Guide

Is Your Health and Safety Documentation Up-to-Date? | Essential Business Guide

The beginning of a new year is a good opportunity to check that your Health and Safety documentation is up-to-date. If there have been any significant changes to your business or any changes in legislation, your Health and Safety documentation will need updating to keep your business legally compliant. To help you with this task, […]

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The Complete Guide to Retail Health and Safety

The Complete Guide to Retail Health and Safety

In the UK, the retail sector contributed around £194 billion to the national economy – roughly 11% of the country’s total output. It is the largest private sector employer in the country, employing approximately 4.9 million people and generating £406 billion in sales in 2017. The notable size of the retail sector means that it’s […]

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Manufacturing Health and Safety: The Complete Guide

Manufacturing Health and Safety: The Complete Guide

On average, 22 employees in the manufacturing sector die in workplace accidents every year. More than 4,000 sustain injuries that keep them out of the workplace for a week or more. The importance of a thorough manufacturing Health and Safety policy cannot be underestimated. With this in mind, the Wirehouse team have compiled a complete […]

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Operating Machinery and Drug Use | Workplace Accidents

Operating Machinery and Drug Use | Workplace Accidents

It has been widely reported that the use and dependency of prescription and over-the-counter drugs is on the increase. Around 65 per cent of patients at UKAT centres have problems with legal substances, from alcohol to common painkillers such as Codeine. The company, which runs six addiction treatment centres across the country, said admissions for […]

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