Health & Safety at work

  1. 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 […]

  2. 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, […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. Every year accidents involving pedestrians and workplace vehicles result in injury and tragically fatalities that could have been prevented with the right precautions. Recent data published by HSE shows that 135 workers were killed in work related accidents in the 2022/2023 reporting period and 15% of those fatalities were caused by being struck by moving […]

  5. Providing a safe place work by way of risk control measures to prevent accidents is the utmost priority for all employers, however accidents and incidents still do occur, which is generally due to the risk control measures being inadequate. In this short article, we will explain why investigating accidents that occur in the workplace is […]

  6. An alarming report hit the headlines this week in relation to sexual harassment in the workplace. The report revealed that one in three female surgeons working in the NHS who responded to the research said they have been sexually assaulted and two thirds of respondents said they have been sexually harassed by colleagues. The report […]

  7. Know Your Stores of Gas Gas cylinders are integral to many industries, from manufacturing and construction to healthcare and research. The cylinders are constructed to store and transport a range of compressed gases such as oxygen, nitrogen and acetylene. While these cylinders are essential for many operations, they can pose a significant health and safety […]