Health & Safety at work

  1. 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 […]

  2. There has been a rise in work related stress in the motor trade over the last twelve months, resulting in an increase in the cases of `poor sleep’ and `anxiety.’ Research from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has also shown that those who work in the motor industry have suffered more injuries at work […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. The Meteorological Office inform us that Winter 2022 starts on Wednesday 21st December and ends on Monday 20th March 2023 but why wait for winter to start, plan ahead and prepare now for all driving at work activities. In adverse weather the hazards associated with driving for work intensify significantly. In winter especially, darker, shorter […]

  7. Christmas is a time when most of us eat and drink a little more than we usually would. When having a good time, it can be easy to stay out later than planned and drink more alcohol than usual, not thinking about the consequences if you have to drive or go into work the next […]

  8. Following on from previous initiatives, the HSE October 2022 campaign focuses on aches, pains and strains within the construction industry. As in previous years, inspectors will look at whether businesses are taking the correct action to ensure workers are being protected. This is part of HSE’s longer term health and work strategy to improve health […]