accidents at work

  1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. According to Health and Safety Executive (HSE) statistics there were 147 fatal injuries to workers and 69,208 non-fatal injuries to employees reported by employers in 2018/2019. Each year, the HSE and Local Authorities target key industries and problem areas to help reduce these figures further and where appropriate will take the necessary enforcement action. We […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. Driving licence revocation by the DVLA on medical grounds has reached a five year peak last year with more than 73,000 drivers having their licences withdrawn – a 50 per cent increase compared to 2014. Research by car selling site Motorway.co.uk, which analysed DVLA data, found that alcohol was the main reason for driving licence […]

  7. Its essential for everyone working in the Education Sector to have effective measures in place when managing safety in schools. Not only to minimise the health and safety risks to children, but also for employees and school visitors. Need help with any specific health and safety issues in your school? With years of expertise in […]

  8. Fire doors are an essential barrier to help you with the safe evacuation of a premises but that is only if they are of the correct specification, have been correctly installed and are maintained. This year the Fire Door Safety Week campaign is entering its seventh consecutive year. The week long campaign runs from the […]