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Contemporaneous Notes & Health and Safety Investigations

Contemporaneous Notes & Health and Safety Investigations

Notes taken at the time of meetings with individuals, telephone calls, visits to premises and so on are referred to as ‘contemporaneous’ notes. They are used so as you can account for your actions during an incident or investigation. They also assist others working in your team to know what actions you took. This will […]

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Construction Site Inspections – HSE Announce October Initiative

Construction Site Inspections – HSE Announce October Initiative

Following on from the January 2019 launch of the HSE’s Dustbuster campaign, the HSE have announced their latest initiative to carry out more construction site inspections starting on 5th October, the initiative will last for one month. This is the fourth health-focused initiative of its kind. As in previous years, inspections will focus on respiratory […]

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Health and Safety Legislation Changes 2020 | What you need to know

Health and Safety Legislation Changes 2020 | What you need to know

It has been a challenging year for all kinds of businesses from a safety perspective. Whilst March saw various Health and Safety legislation changes, there have also been vast numbers of new Government guidelines aimed at preventing the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic. October 2020 doesn’t bring a whole host of safety legislation changes, however […]

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Workplace Hygiene & Reducing the Risk from Covid-19

Workplace Hygiene & Reducing the Risk from Covid-19

As an employer, you must protect your employees and customers from harm. This includes taking reasonable workplace hygiene steps to protect your workers and others from the risk of catching and spreading Coronavirus. The virus can transfer from people to surfaces and can be spread on to others who touch the same surfaces. Keeping your […]

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Workplace Safety | Who is Responsible for Health and Safety?

Workplace Safety | Who is Responsible for Health and Safety?

Everyone, including employees, contractors and the self-employed who work for you needs to know how to work safely and without causing risks to health. You, as the employer, must supply clear instructions, workplace safety guidelines and information plus adequate training, for your employees. Employees Responsibility for Health and Safety Employers have a responsibility to ensure […]

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Leptospirosis | How to Protect your Employees

Leptospirosis | How to Protect your Employees

Leptospirosis is a disease that affects millions of people every year worldwide and is potentially fatal. Around 60-70 people are thought to contract the disease in the UK each year resulting in 2-3 deaths annually. Weil’s Disease The infection – more commonly called Weil’s disease is caught through contact with infected animal urine, mainly from […]

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Managing Scalding Risk | Essential Health and Safety Guidance

Managing Scalding Risk | Essential Health and Safety Guidance

Hot water can pose a significant risk of serious injury or even lead to death if the temperature is above 44°C. Certain sectors including the Health and Social Care Industry and the Hospitality Industry must ensure that they have measures in place to protect those using hot water and when managing scalding risk. Scalding is […]

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Young Workers Health and Safety | Key Tips for Employers

Young Workers Health and Safety | Key Tips for Employers

New to the workplace, young people may lack experience, physical and psychological maturity. They may not take the risks they face seriously enough. Other factors that put young workers health and safety at greater risk include: Insufficient skills and training Not being aware of their rights and their employer’s duties Not having the confidence to […]

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