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Health and Safety Guide to Working Outside this Winter

Health and Safety Guide to Working Outside this Winter

As temperatures drop to minus figures employers have a duty of care to protect their employees against the effects of winter working. As an organisation you may have staff members who are required to work outside as part of their duties, and as their employer it is your responsibility to manage their health and safety […]

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Site Inspections | New HSE Initiative for Waste & Recycling Sector

Site Inspections | New HSE Initiative for Waste & Recycling Sector

The HSE have recently announced that they will be visiting waste and recycling organisations throughout the country. The recycling and waste industry has one of the highest rates of workplace injuries and the HSE are proactively targeting their recycling sector site inspections to look at how health and safety can be improved to ensure the […]

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Health and Safety Legislation Changes October 2019 | Essential Guide

Health and Safety Legislation Changes October 2019 | Essential Guide

We understand that it’s not easy for businesses to keep up to date with changes in safety guidance and legislation. We review the key Health and Safety legislation changes for you including the changes to some safety legislation to prepare the UK for its imminent exit from the European Union. Health and Safety (Amendment) (EU […]

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HaSWA Section 7: Employees Responsibilities for Health and Safety At Work

HaSWA Section 7: Employees Responsibilities for Health and Safety At Work

We often hear about companies being prosecuted for breaching health and safety legislation, however, individual employees can also be prosecuted for breaching health and safety law. Employees duties for Health & Safety at work are covered under Section 7 of the Health & Safety at work act. Under Section 7 Employees must: (a) to take reasonable […]

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Controlling Exposure to Welding Fumes – HSE Announces Stricter Enforcement

Controlling Exposure to Welding Fumes – HSE Announces Stricter Enforcement

In February 2019, the HSE issued a safety alert to inform employers that they are strengthening their enforcement expectations with regards to controlling exposure to welding fumes. HSE Control Requirements The HSE have stated that regardless of the duration of exposure, the HSE will not accept any welding being undertaken without suitable control measures being […]

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HSE Fatality Figures 2018/ 2019: How Safe is Your Business?

HSE Fatality Figures 2018/ 2019: How Safe is Your Business?

The HSE has recently published its provisional annual figures for the number of work-related deaths for the period April 2018 to March 2019. These HSE fatality figures show a rise in the number of work-related deaths from the previous year. In the period between April 2018 to March 2019 a total of 147 workers died […]

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Unacceptable Rise in Forklift Truck Injuries Despite Stringent Legislation

Unacceptable Rise in Forklift Truck Injuries Despite Stringent Legislation

The number of serious injuries involving forklift trucks (FLT’s) has increased by almost a third in the last year, the number of injuries has risen from 1,000 to 1,300 in the last 12 months. These aren’t just minor matters, they are life-changing injuries involving crushed bones, amputations and deaths. Our Health and Safety blog provides […]

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Health and Safety Law & Essential Guidance for Employers

Health and Safety Law & Essential Guidance for Employers

There are two parts to Health and Safety Law – civil and criminal. They’re not the same. As an employer, you must protect your workers and others from getting hurt or ill through work. Failure to put effective safety procedures in place could result in the following action: A regulator such as the Health and […]

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