HSE statistics for 2019/20 show fewest work-related fatalities on record

The HSE has now published its annual work-related fatality statistics for 2019/20, which seem to suggest that employers are making good progress when it comes to making workplaces safer. Get your FREE consultation In some welcome good news given the current risk control challenges presented by COVID-19, the provisional data shows a significant drop in […]

Working with hazardous substances | What employers need to know about COSHH

Depending on your industry, you may have come across the COSHH Regulations in discussion around health and safety. But what exactly do they cover, and what do they mean for your business? Get your FREE consultation COSHH, short for the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002, is an important piece of legislation that […]

Musculoskeletal disorders | What are they and how can employers prevent them?

Work-related health statistics from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reveal that musculoskeletal disorders are the second highest cause of ill health in Great Britain. According to the HSE’s 2018/19 Labour Force Survey: 498,000 workers suffered from work-related musculoskeletal disorders (new or longstanding), out of a total of 1,354,000 work-related illnesses. That is to say […]

Work-related injury and ill-health | HSE’s annual statistics for 2018/19

As it does at the end of October each year, the HSE has now published its annual report revealing the extent of work-related injury and ill-health in Great Britain in 2018/19. In addition to quantifying incidences of injury and ill-health, the report, titled Health and safety at work: Summary statistics for Great Britain 2019, also […]

HSE releases fatal injury statistics for 2018/2019

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has now published its yearly report on workplace fatalities in Great Britain. The report is based on provisional annual data for the period April 2018 to March 2019. It gives us a yearly figure in relation to the number of fatal work injuries for 2018/19, as well as the […]

2018 | Health and Safety Review

The past year has again been something of a mixed bag for occupational Health & Safety risk management. We take a look back at some of the incidents and stats that have shaped 2018. Injury and Fatality Figures  The Health & Safety Executive’s (HSE) annual statistics showed a continued general downward trend in the number of major […]

Company directors prosecuted for poor Health & Safety triples

Bosses sent to prison for Health & Safety cover up

Hundreds of thousands of work-related injuries and instances of ill health are reported every year. The employers responsible can face unlimited fines and even prison sentences.  The worrying statistics There were 144 fatal injuries in British workplaces in 2017/18. The main causes were falling from a height and being struck by a moving vehicle or […]

National Minimum Wage for Agriculture – A guide for employers

H&S fine for safety failings

Employers who fail to pay the minimum wage are ‘named and shamed’. Nobody wants to be publicly shown up for not complying with the law, so agricultural employers need to make sure that their workers are being paid the correct rate. England The rules changed on 1st October 2013 in England. This means that you […]

Average Health & Safety fines double in year

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Enforcement figures from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) show the significant impact of February 2016’s sentencing guidelines. HSE statistics show total fines increased 80% in the year following the guidelines’ introduction from £38.8 million in 2015/16 to £69.9 million in 2016/17. In 2016/17, the first full year the new tougher sentencing guidelines for Health […]

What employers need to know about night work

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Certain industries require 24-hour around the clock cover to ensure that demands are met. This is likely the case for health care, hospitality, security, retail and transport sectors. For employers, it is important to understand your legal obligations when employing people at night and how much to pay these workers. Night period The night period […]