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Young People in the Workplace | Essential Safety Guide

Young People in the Workplace | Essential Safety Guide

The aim of this article is to provide guidance on the employment of young people in the workplace and what the requirements are for employing young people. This article is also beneficial to employers who offer opportunities/roles for work experience. To start with, we will discuss the definitions of a child and of a young […]

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Fall from Height & Working at Height a Practical Guide

Fall from Height & Working at Height a Practical Guide

Working at height is one of the biggest causes for workplace fatalities and serious injuries which are often because of a fall from a ladder or falling through a fragile roof. A fall from height is defined as a fall from one level to another. With careful planning and management working at height can be […]

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Mental Health Issues at Work & Absence Management

Mental Health Issues at Work & Absence Management

Frequently employers find themselves in a position where an employee is suffering due to mental health issues at work. For some employees, their mental health may impact performance at work, it could lead to short term absences, while for others their mental health may cause them to be unfit for work on a long-term basis. […]

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Exercise Ball Safety at Work

Exercise Ball Safety at Work

We all strive for that superior posture and other health improvements and this has led to the widespread use of exercise balls, also known as fitness or stability balls. There is much documented comment plus anecdotal evidence, mainly from fitness companies and product providers, promoting the health benefits of using exercise balls. This increased usage […]

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Children and Public Safety on Farms

Children and Public Safety on Farms

With the Agricutural Sector having one of the highest worker fatality rates of any sector in the UK, we review the key topic of children and public safety on farms. This article will be useful not only to farmers, but to organisers such as schools planning educational visits to farms. Every year children are killed […]

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Heat Exhaustion & Managing Workplace Temperatures

Heat Exhaustion & Managing Workplace Temperatures

We all can react differently to temperature extremes; some tolerate it better than others.  During warmer times of the year, workplace temperatures can be problematic and it is incumbent on us all to help manage the problem.  Summer is just around the corner and now is a good time to review your arrangements for managing […]

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Ladder Safety | New Code of Practice

Ladder Safety | New Code of Practice

The aim of this article is to provide ladder safety guidance relating to the Code of Practice that has been published by the Ladder Association. The Code of Practice was produced in partnership between the HSE and the Ladder Association to help employers and employees to take and understand the necessary precautions in order to […]

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Health and Safety on Farms | An Employers Guide

Health and Safety on Farms | An Employers Guide

It has been said that British farming is some of the best in the world and who would argue? Agriculture’s importance to the UK economy is emphasised by the fact that the UK has an estimated 149,000 farm businesses. That’s more than the number of businesses involved in the motor trade, education, finance and insurance. […]

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