Risk Assessments

  1. 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 […]

  2. Leptospirosis is a disease that affects millions of people every year worldwide and is potentially fatal. Around 60-70 people are thought to contract the disease in the UK each year resulting in 2-3 deaths annually. Weil’s Disease The infection – more commonly called Weil’s disease is caught through contact with infected animal urine, mainly from […]

  3. Hot water can pose a significant risk of serious injury or even lead to death if the temperature is above 44°C. Certain sectors including the Health and Social Care Industry and the Hospitality Industry must ensure that they have measures in place to protect those using hot water and when managing scalding risk. Scalding is […]

  4. New to the workplace, young people may lack experience, physical and psychological maturity. They may not take the risks they face seriously enough. Other factors that put young workers health and safety at greater risk include: Insufficient skills and training Not being aware of their rights and their employer’s duties Not having the confidence to […]

  5. On 12th March 2018 the new standard ISO 45001 was launched. ISO 45001 is now a recognised international standard for Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Management Systems and replacing the BS OHSAS 18001. ISO 45001 differs from the other Health and Safety Management System as it is a global standard where as the previous versions […]

  6. According to Health and Safety Executive (HSE) statistics there were 147 fatal injuries to workers and 69,208 non-fatal injuries to employees reported by employers in 2018/2019. Each year, the HSE and Local Authorities target key industries and problem areas to help reduce these figures further and where appropriate will take the necessary enforcement action. We […]

  7. With that time of year almost upon us, the Safety Team at Wirehouse have put together some key tips about workplace Christmas decorations and keeping safe. By following simple safety precautions you can ensure that your employees enjoy the festive period and your business is protected from unwanted hazards. Putting up Workplace Christmas Decorations | […]

  8. Driving licence revocation by the DVLA on medical grounds has reached a five year peak last year with more than 73,000 drivers having their licences withdrawn – a 50 per cent increase compared to 2014. Research by car selling site Motorway.co.uk, which analysed DVLA data, found that alcohol was the main reason for driving licence […]