October 19, 2018

Health & Safety Legislation’s Cotton Mill Origins

What’s with all our health and safety legislation? Where did it come from? Why do we have it? If you’ve never stopped to ask these questions about our current health and safety laws, read on. Years ago – long before we enjoyed the benefits of a health-and-safety-conscious UK – it’s highly likely you’d have risked…

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October 17, 2018

An Employer’s Guide to PPE

In April 2018, the regulation on the provision of personal protective equipment became more complex for employers. Do you fully understand your obligations when providing employees with PPE? If you’re unsure, we’ve created an employer’s guide to PPE to help you. In the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992, regulation 4 states an employer’s…

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October 11, 2018

How Brexit Will Affect Health & Safety

With only weeks to go until we leave the EU, it’s important to understand just how Brexit will affect health & safety. What’s going to happen? Which H&S regulations will be affected? How will it all affect your H&S team’s processes and procedures? What do you and your team need to do now in order…

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September 25, 2018

Assessing the Health & Safety Risk to you and your Business

If you’re a business owner, manager, HR professional – or just generally curious about the risk you face from health & safety factors – you’ll be interested in the story this new campaign is telling you. Business risk is a different slant on health & safety but it matters because, in 2016, the Government changed…

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September 13, 2018

Seven Top Considerations for Fire Safety in the Workplace

The past year has seen some horrific fires break out in homes and workplaces across the United Kingdom, from the tragedy of the Grenfell Tower to the blazes in a Primark store in Belfast and the School of Arts in Glasgow. And it is not just buildings that have been affected, with this summer also…

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June 27, 2018

Safe Working Advice for Managing Outdoor Staff During a Heatwave

With temperatures across the country hitting 30 degrees plus over the week ahead employers will need to make sure they are protecting outdoor workers sweating it out in the summer heat. The Met Office has issued a warning that there is an 80% probability of heatwave conditions between 9am today (26 June) and 6pm on…

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March 27, 2018

Former UKIP Candidate Jailed for Health & Safety Failings

A millionaire property tycoon who had previously represented UKIP as a parliamentary and local council candidate has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in jail following the death of a builder working at his Exeter home. Keith Crawford, 74, was sentenced following his conviction by a jury of gross negligence manslaughter, after builder Peter Clements died…

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March 6, 2018

£90k Fine For Meat Producer Highlights Cost of Uncontrolled Work at Height

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Working at Height has just closed the evidence-gathering stage of the UK’s first ever inquiry into the number of serious injuries and fatalities resulting from falls from height and falling objects in the UK workplace. With 18% of those who died at work in 2016/17 killed due to…

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February 27, 2018

Reminder: Health & Safety Risk Assessments for Cold and Snowy Weather

With the ‘Beast from the East’ making itself felt across the country, now is the time to remind yourself of the importance of health & safety risk assessments to protect your employees, customers, and the public-at-large. What does the law have to say around cold weather? The HSE’s Approved Code of Practice (ACoP) L24 for…

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