Health & Safety at work

  1. Amidst the hustle and bustle of daily operations, the risks from Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) and Whole-Body Vibration Syndrome (WBVS), often go unnoticed. These conditions, caused by prolonged exposure to vibrating tools and machinery, can seriously harm workers’ health. For employers, understanding and addressing these risks is crucial. This article aims to provide you […]

  2. Overview:In the UK, embalming falls under regulations related to the handling of human remains and the control of substances hazardous to health. While there is not specific legislation solely for embalming, the practice is typically regulated by various laws and guidelines. Here are some key aspects to consider: It is essential for employers and employees […]

  3. We are all familiar with ‘COSHH,’ the Control of Substances, Hazardous to Health Regulations. These are the regulations that regulate the legal requirement of employers, employees and others to control the risks of exposure to harmful substances at work including those that are airborne causing harm by way of inhalation. Lots of different jobs across […]

  4. This month we are looking into the health and safety requirements and provisions of swimming pools.  Swimming pools come in many different shapes, sizes, depths and industries.  These can include but are not limited to: *This article is not intended for private swimming pools in domestic premises that are not used for reward or hire, […]

  5. What is Legionella? Legionellosis is a collective term for diseases caused by legionella bacteria including the most serious, legionnaires’ disease, as well as the similar but less serious conditions of Pontiac fever and Lochgoilhead fever. Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia and everyone is susceptible to infection. The risk increases with age, […]

  6. In the bustling world of the modern workplace, ensuring the comfort and safety of employees is not just a matter of convenience but a legal requirement in the UK. The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992, as amended by the Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2002, mandates employers to assess and reduce […]

  7. Overview of RAAC Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) gained prominence in the construction industry due to its unique blend of lightweight properties, energy efficiency, and cost-effectiveness. Developed as a variant of Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC), RAAC has found its way into various building types, offering advantages in terms of design flexibility and construction efficiency. However, […]

  8. What Should the Temperature be in a Workplace? Firstly, a myth buster. There is no maximum or minimum workplace temperatures where the employee is entitled to stop work. However, the employer is legally required to do everything they can to control workplace temperature, and the suggested minimum is 16 degrees Celsius, or 13 degrees Celsius […]