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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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What to Expect From an Environmental Health Visit

What to Expect From an Environmental Health Visit

This article is to help businesses briefly gain some understanding about what to expect when an Environmental Health Officer visits your food premises. All food businesses must be registered with the local authority by law, failure to do so could mean that you end up with a fine and/or imprisonment for up to two years. […]

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Load Safety Tips to Avoid Unsafe Loads

Load Safety Tips to Avoid Unsafe Loads

The HSE has reported that “each year unsafe loads on vehicles injure more than 1,200 people”. Not only do unsafe loads cause injury to people but it costs businesses millions of pounds in damaged goods. Workplace transport is the second biggest cause for workplace fatalities. In 2013, there were 22,000 road impact incidents reported in […]

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Preparing For Personal Protective Equipment Regulation Changes

Preparing For Personal Protective Equipment Regulation Changes

It’s time for businesses to start preparing for the new PPE law which is due to come fully in to force by February 2018. In UK law it is the Personal Protective Equipment Regulations, 2002 which adopt the Directive originally implemented by the European Council. However the original Directive dates back to 1992 and is […]

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