Health & Safety

  1. 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, […]

  2. 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, […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. What is the Importance of Conducting an Effective Safety Audit? Conducting an effective safety audit is important for several reasons: Who Can Conduct a Health and Safety audit? There are a few different options for who can conduct a health and safety audit: Please note well, the people conducting the audit must be classed as […]

  6. The aim of this article is to provide guidance on the Health and Safety for Design and Technology in Educational and Similar Establishments – Code of Practice, BS 4163:2021, by addressing and informing you of the key information and how it applies to organisations. Our article is aimed at educational and similar establishments, but may […]

  7. Our Health and Safety team have reviewed the upcoming changes to safety legislation in 2021, to provide you with practical guidance. Ensure your business is compliant with health and safety regulations to protect your employees, visitors and customers. Brexit – Chemical Regulations Following Brexit, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued guidance on regulating […]

  8. This article is aimed at companies who use a scaffold tower but may also be beneficial to those who hire contractors who potentially may use a scaffold tower as part of their work. The aim of the article is to provide guidance on what a scaffold tower is, addressing the standard governing scaffold towers and […]