Health & Safety at work

  1. New to the workplace, young people may lack experience, physical and psychological maturity. They may not take the risks they face seriously enough. Other factors that put young workers health and safety at greater risk include: Insufficient skills and training Not being aware of their rights and their employer’s duties Not having the confidence to […]

  2. On 12th March 2018 the new standard ISO 45001 was launched. ISO 45001 is now a recognised international standard for Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Management Systems and replacing the BS OHSAS 18001. ISO 45001 differs from the other Health and Safety Management System as it is a global standard where as the previous versions […]

  3. As is the case with many issues in employment law, whether or not an employee can legitimately refuse training if it’s offered depends on their particular circumstances and general context. While there is no specific legislation covering this aspect of employee relations, there are governmental acts and statutes that could influence your decision, such as […]

  4. According to Health and Safety Executive (HSE) statistics there were 147 fatal injuries to workers and 69,208 non-fatal injuries to employees reported by employers in 2018/2019. Each year, the HSE and Local Authorities target key industries and problem areas to help reduce these figures further and where appropriate will take the necessary enforcement action. We […]

  5. The HSE have recently announced that they will be visiting waste and recycling organisations throughout the country. The recycling and waste industry has one of the highest rates of workplace injuries and the HSE are proactively targeting their recycling sector site inspections to look at how health and safety can be improved to ensure the […]

  6. With that time of year almost upon us, the Safety Team at Wirehouse have put together some key tips about workplace Christmas decorations and keeping safe. By following simple safety precautions you can ensure that your employees enjoy the festive period and your business is protected from unwanted hazards. Putting up Workplace Christmas Decorations | […]

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the DVLA on medical grounds has reached a five year peak last year with more than 73,000 drivers having their licences withdrawn – a 50 per cent increase compared to 2014.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

  8. 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 […]