Health & Safety

  1. Amidst the hustle and bustle of daily operations, the risks from Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) and Whole-Body Vibration Syndrome (WBVS), often go unnoticed. These conditions, caused by prolonged exposure to vibrating tools and machinery, can seriously harm workers’ health. For employers, understanding and addressing these risks is crucial. This article aims to provide you […]

  2. Overview:In the UK, embalming falls under regulations related to the handling of human remains and the control of substances hazardous to health. While there is not specific legislation solely for embalming, the practice is typically regulated by various laws and guidelines. Here are some key aspects to consider: It is essential for employers and employees […]

  3. We are all familiar with ‘COSHH,’ the Control of Substances, Hazardous to Health Regulations. These are the regulations that regulate the legal requirement of employers, employees and others to control the risks of exposure to harmful substances at work including those that are airborne causing harm by way of inhalation. Lots of different jobs across […]

  4. We wanted to bring your attention an essential item that can help you and your employees stay prepared during emergencies – the Emergency Grab Bag. The HSE (Health and Safety Executive), the regulatory body responsible for promoting health and safety in the workplace in the UK, does not have a specific view or official guidance […]

  5. What is Legionella? Legionellosis is a collective term for diseases caused by legionella bacteria including the most serious, legionnaires’ disease, as well as the similar but less serious conditions of Pontiac fever and Lochgoilhead fever. Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia and everyone is susceptible to infection. The risk increases with age, […]

  6. 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, […]

  7. If there is one single workplace Health and Safety issue that can affect most employees, it could well be Work-Related back pain. As an employer we must protect our employees from the risks of developing back pain caused by work activities. Together, employers and employees can take simple steps to manage back pain in the […]

  8. 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 […]