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  1. 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the DVLA on medical grounds has reached a five year peak last year with more than 73,000 drivers having their licences withdrawn – a 50 per cent increase compared to 2014.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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. We often hear about companies being prosecuted for breaching health and safety legislation, however, individual employees can also be prosecuted for breaching health and safety law. Employees duties for Health & Safety at work are covered under Section 7 of the Health & Safety at work act. Under Section 7 Employees must: (a) to take reasonable […]

  4. The number of serious injuries involving forklift trucks (FLT’s) has increased by almost a third in the last year, the number of injuries has risen from 1,000 to 1,300 in the last 12 months. These aren’t just minor matters, they are life-changing injuries involving crushed bones, amputations and deaths. Our Health and Safety blog provides […]

  5. There are two parts to Health and Safety Law – civil and criminal. They’re not the same. As an employer, you must protect your workers and others from getting hurt or ill through work. Failure to put effective safety procedures in place could result in the following action: A regulator such as the Health and […]

  6. The statistics are shocking. The Health and Safety Executive reports that 1.4 million people in the UK are currently suffering from a work-related illness or injury. 555,000 injuries occur every single year at work. A staggering 144 people were killed at work in the year 2017/18. It is critical for employers to actively assess and […]

  7. A recent tragic case highlights the importance of carrying out COSHH risk assessments before workers use any products. By law, your supplier must give you an up to date safety data sheet for a substance that is ‘dangerous for supply’. If a substance is hazardous, employers should research to find out if safer alternatives are […]

  8. There’s certain health and safety information you should be displaying in your workplace including a health and safety law poster. Some are legally required and others are just good practice, we review four of the most important and provide practical advice. 1. Health and Safety Law Poster The Health and Safety Information for Employees Regulations […]