Health & Safety Support

  1. Over 200 people are killed each year in accidents at work and over one million people are injured. Over two million suffer illnesses caused by, or made worse by, their work. So, preventing accidents and ill health caused by work should be a key priority. As the owner or manager of a business you know […]

  2. To minimise the risk of infection in the workplace, the HSE are carrying out Covid Secure spot checks and inspections on businesses to ensure they are compliant. They are doing this by calling, visiting and inspecting all types of businesses, in all areas, to check the measures they’ve put in place are in line with […]

  3. Notes taken at the time of meetings with individuals, telephone calls, visits to premises and so on are referred to as ‘contemporaneous’ notes. They are used so as you can account for your actions during an incident or investigation. They also assist others working in your team to know what actions you took. This will […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. Fire safety during Coronavirus should still be a priority for business and premises owners, while respecting Government legislation to protect against the spread of COVID-19. We review the current Fire Safety guidelines and provide essential advice for businesses to keep employees and customers safe. Fire Safety during Coronavirus & Fire Risk Assessments (FRA’s) If you […]