Health & Safety at work

  1. Falls from height are one of the most common causes of accidents and injuries at work. We review a recent HSE prosecution case and provide practical health and safety guidance for employers regarding working on fragile roofs.The HSE recently fined a maintenance company £30,000 and ordered them to pay £8,000 costs after a friend of […]

  2. Before you reopen your business you must ensure your employees, visitors and customers are safe. We review the key steps you need to consider following a closure due to a period of lockdown. Reopen Your Business | Key Steps 1. You will need to review existing risk assessments, carry out new risk assessments and put […]

  3. It has been a challenging year for all kinds of businesses from a safety perspective. Whilst March saw various Health and Safety legislation changes, there have also been vast numbers of new Government guidelines aimed at preventing the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic. October 2020 doesn’t bring a whole host of safety legislation changes, however […]

  4. With current Government advice to “work from home if you can”, now more than ever it’s essential that employers consider the ongoing effects of the Coronavirus pandemic on their workers. Businesses should consider how to support homeworking staff and implement plans to promote employee wellbeing for those continuing to working from home. Employee Wellbeing & […]

  5. Everyone, including employees, contractors and the self-employed who work for you needs to know how to work safely and without causing risks to health. You, as the employer, must supply clear instructions, workplace safety guidelines and information plus adequate training, for your employees. Employees Responsibility for Health and Safety Employers have a responsibility to ensure […]

  6. The EU drivers hours and tachographs rules will change on 20 August 2020. Operators and drivers should review the changes to the current rules and prepare to comply from 20 August 2020. Drivers Hours Changes The main EU rules on driving hours are that you must not drive more than: 9 hours in a day […]

  7. Face Coverings – England Currently, the wearing of a face covering is optional and this is not required by law, in the workplace. If employees choose to wear one, it is important to use face coverings properly and wash hands before putting them on and taking them off. Therefore, employers should support their employees in […]

  8. Working safely during the Coronavirus pandemic should be a priority for all businesses. The HSE has published its annual workplace fatality figures for 2019/2020 and shows that waste and recycling organisations have a fatality rate 18 times higher than the total waste industry rate. This is primarily due to transport and machinery related incidents. Recent […]