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 […]

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 […]

What to include in a Health & Safety Policy

health & safety policy

If you employ five or more people, it is a legal requirement to have a written Health & Safety Policy detailing your organisation’s approach to managing health and safety. A clear and robust Health & Safety Policy is the backbone to strong safety performance and compliance. It establishes your approach to health and safety matters, […]

Avoiding safety slip-ups at the work Christmas party

health-safety-christmas

It’s that time of year again, when workplaces everywhere gather their staff together to enjoy the festivities and celebrate hard work. While party season is in full swing, mention of health is somewhat of a mood killer. However, while your focus will be on fun and team-building, it’s important to remember that the Christmas party […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]