accidents at work

  1. 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 […]

  2. Falls from height are one of the most common causes of accidents and injuries at work. We review a recent HSE prosecution case and provide practical health and safety guidance for employers regarding working on fragile roofs.The HSE recently fined a maintenance company £30,000 and ordered them to pay £8,000 costs after a friend of […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. Working safely during the Coronavirus pandemic should be a priority for all businesses. The HSE has published its annual workplace fatality figures for 2019/2020 and shows that waste and recycling organisations have a fatality rate 18 times higher than the total waste industry rate. This is primarily due to transport and machinery related incidents. Recent […]

  6. Fire safety during Coronavirus should still be a priority for business and premises owners, while respecting Government legislation to protect against the spread of COVID-19. We review the current Fire Safety guidelines and provide essential advice for businesses to keep employees and customers safe. Fire Safety during Coronavirus & Fire Risk Assessments (FRA’s) If you […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. On 12th March 2018 the new standard ISO 45001 was launched. ISO 45001 is now a recognised international standard for Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Management Systems and replacing the BS OHSAS 18001. ISO 45001 differs from the other Health and Safety Management System as it is a global standard where as the previous versions […]