Fire doors are an essential barrier to the effects of a fire, which in turn help you with the safe evacuation from a premises. They should be of the correct specification (BS 8214:2008), have been correctly installed and are maintained. This year the Fire Door Safety Week campaign is entering its 10th consecutive year. Stay […]
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What is a Dumper Truck? A Dumper Truck, commonly referred to as a ‘Site Dumper’ within the Construction Industry, is a vehicle principally designed for carrying materials on construction sites. They are part of a broader group of construction work related equipment referred to as ‘mobile plant.’ Our article reviews a range of health and safety […]
With deep sadness, the country will mourn but celebrate the life & service of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. It has already been announced that the day of the funeral will be a bank holiday; Monday 19th September. There is speculation that King Charles’ Coronation will be an additional bank holiday but that date is still […]
The long awaited judgement was handed down recently in the Supreme Court’s ruling in the case of Harpur Trust v Brazel. This decision has important implications for those who work on permanent contracts, but only work for part of the year. Most notably this will affect those employed in term time only roles, but zero […]
One of the most frequent questions we get asked is: how long I should have to keep records for and what records should be kept? This article aims to provide guidance on record keeping and why businesses need to keep records. Record Keeping & Safety Management Record keeping is an important part of your Health […]
It is recognised that employers are becoming more and more aware of the need to support their employees who are affected by miscarriage, pregnancy loss and neonatal care. We have answered some common questions on the current position in relation to employee rights on miscarriages, leave and pay entitlements for families in these circumstances, as […]
Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a colourless, tasteless, odourless, non-irritating gas produced as a by-product during incomplete combustion of fuels due to there being insufficient oxygen present. Complete combustion occurs when sufficient oxygen is present and leads to the production of carbon dioxide. Most combustion processes (natural or man-made) produce some Carbon Monoxide. We review the […]
The aim of this article is to provide guidance on workplace vibration including what the signs and symptoms are when exposed to vibration and how employers and employees can protect themselves from the risks from vibration. To start with, vibration is split into two areas, hand-arm vibration and whole-body vibration. Our article will firstly look […]