health and safety at work

  1. 2022 brings a whole host of new road laws to UK drivers – including stricter phone rules and updates to the Highway Code. Before you next get behind the wheel, it is worth refreshing your driving knowledge to help you avoid getting hit with a fine or some unwanted points on your license. Highway Code […]

  2. The aim of this article is to provide guidance on the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 and what employers are required to do to meet their obligations under these regulations. These regulations apply to most workplaces, however, for those working on construction sites it is slightly different, as they are governed by the […]

  3. The Construction Sector is one of the most dangerous industries in the UK. This article provides guidance about winter safety for construction sites, and whilst it’s primarily aimed at construction businesses may also be informative to other organisations who have employees working outside. Winter Safety for Construction Sites The HSE report that there were 40 […]

  4. Feeling tired all the time poses a risk to all employees, colleagues and your business could suffer. Some might put it down to the ‘winter blues’ or because we tend to socialise more on the run up to the festive season. Whatever the reason, feeling exhausted is so common that being Tired All The Time […]

  5. Staring on Monday 4th October 2021, HSE Inspectors across England, Scotland and Wales will be targeting construction firms to check that their health standards are up to scratch. Sites of all types and sizes, from domestic refurbishments to major commercial new builds will be visited to check that appropriate measures are in place to protect […]

  6. This article is aimed at companies who use a scaffold tower but may also be beneficial to those who hire contractors who potentially may use a scaffold tower as part of their work. The aim of the article is to provide guidance on what a scaffold tower is, addressing the standard governing scaffold towers and […]

  7. Businesses which inspect, maintain and repair motor vehicles sometimes have inspection pits on their premises. Inspection pits are narrow sunken areas in the ground which a vehicle can drive over and park so that mechanics can gain easy access under the vehicle without the need to jack or lift the vehicle up. Although inspection pits […]

  8. This article is aimed at Operators of Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) but may also be informative to other sectors, the aim of the article is to provide guidance on what a Tyre Management Plan is, addressing the benefits of having an effective plan in place along with the duties and checks of those responsible for […]