health and safety at work

  1. 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 […]

  2. Over 200 people are killed each year in accidents at work and over one million people are injured. Over two million suffer illnesses caused by, or made worse by, their work. So, preventing accidents and ill health caused by work should be a key priority. As the owner or manager of a business you know […]

  3. To minimise the risk of infection in the workplace, the HSE are carrying out Covid Secure spot checks and inspections on businesses to ensure they are compliant. They are doing this by calling, visiting and inspecting all types of businesses, in all areas, to check the measures they’ve put in place are in line with […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. If your business and premises have been temporarily closed down during lockdown, regular safety tests may not have been undertaken including Legionella testing. However, safety law still applies; employers and organisations have a duty of care to protect their employees and customers from exposure to the risk of Legionella. What is Legionella? Legionnaires’ disease is […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. 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 […]