Overlooking ‘basic’ risks | 5 recent health and safety fines NOT related to COVID-19

Coronavirus might be the focus of employers’ health and safety efforts right now, but it’s not the only risk that needs to be managed. Workplaces present numerous hazards, from uneven floors to dangerous machinery, and the HSE has recently reminded employers not to become complacent to these ‘basic’ health and safety risks while their attention […]

Hand-arm vibration | HSE published new guidance for 2019

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has now issued a second edition of L140, and employers whose work activities involve power tools will need to take note. The revised guidance sets out employers duties (under the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005) in relation to hand-arm vibration (HAV). Get your FREE consultation It is […]

[7 min read] What is RIDDOR?

health safety at work RIDDOR

The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) is law that was revised in 2013. This requires employers to report and keep records of work-related accidents and diseases. RIDDOR also covers dangerous occurrences or near misses.  This blog explains everything you need to know about RIDDOR, what to report and your responsibility as […]

Company Fined after Workers’ Ten-Year HAVS Exposure

Hand Arm Vibrtaion Syndrome

A train refurbishment firm has been fined after workers were exposed to hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) from 2005 to 2015. HAVS is transmitted into workers’ hands and arms by using vibrating hand held power tools and hand guided equipment. Nearly two million people in the UK are said to be at risk of developing HAVS. […]

Multi-million pay-out for vibration white finger

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A district council has been fined £250,000 for Health & Safety failings after 12 grounds maintenance workers were found to have the condition vibration white finger. The injury is brought on after continued use of vibrating equipment over long periods. Vibration white finger is also called hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS). It affects the blood vessels, […]