Health and safety duties | Employers’ responsibilities to volunteers and the public

The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA) sets out the general health and safety duties employers have toward their employees. It also requires that employers protect others who may be affected by their work activity, including volunteers and members of the public. This means making sure everyone is protected by controlling risks […]

HSE campaign underway to tackle dust exposure risk

The HSE has announced that it is now visiting sites across the UK to assess how they are controlling dust. Inspectors will be focusing their attention on the construction, woodworking and food manufacturing sectors in particular, where occupational lung diseases, including in some cases occupational cancers, are more common. The aim of the visits is […]

MANUFACTURING | Health & Safety Challenge for Owners

right to work checks

Managers and owners of small and medium manufacturing companies often juggle a wide range of job functions without help or assistance. One of those responsibilities, which will probably be near the top of the list of priorities, is workplace Health & Safety. Safeguarding staff and others from risk of injury is, of course, a legal […]