health and safety consultants

  1. You must identify and classify your waste before you send it for recycling or disposal. This makes sure you or anyone handling your waste deals with it properly. You must make sure hazardous waste produced or handled by your business in England causes no harm or damage. You have responsibilities known as your ‘duty of […]

  2. Introduction Ejected materials, contact with dangerous moving parts, entanglement, entrapment, impact with ejected materials, burst wheels, hot surfaces and materials, operator distraction, inadequately fixed equipment, noise, hand/arm vibration, electricity, fire/explosion, kick-back and hazardous substances e.g., harmful dusts. These are some of the hazards you would expect to see in a suitable and sufficient risk assessment […]

  3. Why am I writing this article? As an ex-soldier of 24 years’ service mainly within a high hazard mechanical engineering environment and a proud war veteran now serving as a health and safety consultant with Wirehouse Employer Services I feel that in my experience we are still seeing the “this will only take me a […]

  4. Lone Working Risks and 3 Real World Examples with Practical Advice When we first published the original lone working article the aim of the article was to provide guidance on the definition of who is a lone worker, addressing the risks that lone workers can face, how to assess and control the risks to lone […]

  5. What is the Importance of Conducting an Effective Safety Audit? Conducting an effective safety audit is important for several reasons: Who Can Conduct a Health and Safety audit? There are a few different options for who can conduct a health and safety audit: Please note well, the people conducting the audit must be classed as […]

  6. What is a Health & Safety Audit & Why Business Need Them A health and safety audit is an audit comprising of an assessment of an organisation’s current health and safety practices and procedures. It is used to assess workplace policies, processes, procedures, and health and safety management systems with a view to highlighting any […]

  7. No matter what the occasion, firework displays are intended to be a fun and enjoyable spectacle for all those who attend. However, to make it fun, enjoyable and safe they require responsible planning. This guide has been prepared for those who are planning on holding firework displays or bonfires. It highlights key details about responsibilities […]

  8. As temperatures drop to minus figures employers have a duty of care to protect their workers against the effects of winter working. As an organisation you may have staff who are required to work outside as part of their duties, for example on construction sites, delivery drivers, seasonal workers and at outdoor Christmas venues and […]