[7 min read] What is RIDDOR?

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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 […]

HEALTH & SAFETY | The Challenge for Retail Owners

Owners and managers of small and medium retail companies have to juggle multiple functions and responsibilities, and often overlook Health & Safety regulations. But workplace Health & Safety should be a top priority. After all, safeguarding people from risk of injury is a legal duty – as a retailer, you have to protect everyone in […]

HEALTH & SAFETY | The Challenge for the Care sector

Owners and managers of care companies, juggling multiple functions and responsibilities, often overlook Health & Safety regulations.    But workplace Health & Safety should be a top priority. After all, safeguarding people from risk of harm is a legal duty – the Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974 states employers must protect employees and […]

MANUFACTURING | Health & Safety Challenge for Owners

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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 […]

NEWS | BUPA fined £3m after Legionella death

A care home provider has been fined £3 million after an elderly resident fatally contracted Legionnaires’ disease. An investigation by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) found the care company had failed to: ·         safely manage the home’s hot and cold-water system during lengthy major refurbishment works by implementing necessary control and monitoring measures ·         […]

Manufacturer fined over Legionnaires’ outbreak

A car parts manufacturer has been fined £1.6m following an outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease and an explosion at its factory. Four staff and a nearby resident became seriously ill as a result of the outbreak. A worker also suffered serious burns in an unrelated explosion at the plant. Incompetent An investigation by the Health & […]

Legionella – The Facts

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It is clear that Legionella is a worldwide issue. This presents lots of questions. Is the Legionella situation improving over time? Are people sufficiently aware of the risks associated with the bacteria? Are sufficient control measures being adopted to comply with regulations? We explore these questions below. Is the Legionella situation improving? Recent research suggests […]

10 years for driving while on phone

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A lorry driver has been jailed for 10 years after looking at his mobile moments before ploughing into traffic at 50mph. A woman and three children were killed. A dash-cam showed the driver viewed his phone for several seconds. The court heard he was so distracted he barely looked at the road for nearly a […]

£1.8m Fine for Failing to Secure Legionella Risk

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G4S was ordered to pay £1.8 million for failing to protect workers from the risk of Legionnaires’ disease, a serious respiratory illness caused by airborne Legionella bacteria. The company pleaded guilty to charges under the Health and Safety at Work, etc., Act 1974, after failing to reduce the risk of staff and visitors getting Legionella […]