Health & Safety Support

  1. Following the Prime Ministers announcement on the 23rd March 2020, veterinary care and services have been confirmed as one of the sectors classed as an essential service. Our safety team have reviewed the key current guidance and put together a round-up of essential advice for the veterinary care sector. Veterinary Care Sector | Key Safety […]

  2. Employers in the construction sector have a duty of care to protect their employees and maintain a safe working environment with the guidelines of current health and safety regulations. Now more than ever with the Coronavirus pandemic affecting every aspect of our working lives, Construction sites need to ensure they have effective site procedures in […]

  3. Coronavirus (CoV) refers to a family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). SARS-CoV-2, also known as the Coronavirus. While not common, Coronaviruses can be zoonotic, meaning they can be transmitted between animals and people. […]

  4. In February 2019, the HSE issued a safety alert to inform employers that they are strengthening their enforcement expectations with regards to controlling exposure to welding fumes. HSE Control Requirements The HSE have stated that regardless of the duration of exposure, the HSE will not accept any welding being undertaken without suitable control measures being […]

  5. The HSE has recently published its provisional annual figures for the number of work-related deaths for the period April 2018 to March 2019. These HSE fatality figures show a rise in the number of work-related deaths from the previous year. In the period between April 2018 to March 2019 a total of 147 workers died […]

  6. The statistics are shocking. The Health and Safety Executive reports that 1.4 million people in the UK are currently suffering from a work-related illness or injury. 555,000 injuries occur every single year at work. A staggering 144 people were killed at work in the year 2017/18. It is critical for employers to actively assess and […]

  7. A recent tragic case highlights the importance of carrying out COSHH risk assessments before workers use any products. By law, your supplier must give you an up to date safety data sheet for a substance that is ‘dangerous for supply’. If a substance is hazardous, employers should research to find out if safer alternatives are […]

  8. Health and Safety legislation places a duty of care onto employers to protect the health, safety and welfare of all their employees and anyone else who may be affected by their work. Some employees may be more vulnerable than other employees and this needs to be taken into consideration by employers when controlling risks. For […]