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Workplace Health and Safety Training

Workplace Health and Safety Training

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 […]

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Workplace Safety | Who is Responsible for Health and Safety?

Workplace Safety | Who is Responsible for Health and Safety?

Everyone, including employees, contractors and the self-employed who work for you needs to know how to work safely and without causing risks to health. You, as the employer, must supply clear instructions, workplace safety guidelines and information plus adequate training, for your employees. Employees Responsibility for Health and Safety Employers have a responsibility to ensure […]

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Working Safely | Essential Waste Industry Guidance

Working Safely | Essential Waste Industry Guidance

Working safely during the Coronavirus pandemic should be a priority for all businesses. The HSE has published its annual workplace fatality figures for 2019/2020 and shows that waste and recycling organisations have a fatality rate 18 times higher than the total waste industry rate. This is primarily due to transport and machinery related incidents. Recent […]

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Young Workers Health and Safety | Key Tips for Employers

Young Workers Health and Safety | Key Tips for Employers

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 […]

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Can an Employee Refuse Training? Here’s What You Need to Know

Can an Employee Refuse Training? Here’s What You Need to Know

As is the case with many issues in employment law, whether or not an employee can legitimately refuse training if it’s offered depends on their particular circumstances and general context. While there is no specific legislation covering this aspect of employee relations, there are governmental acts and statutes that could influence your decision, such as […]

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Health and Safety Basics | Getting it Right for your Business

Health and Safety Basics | Getting it Right for your Business

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 […]

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