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Safety

Getting to grips with changes to Manual Handling guidance

Dec 18, 2016
Donna Buckle

It’s something we do every day at home and work, yet manual handling is the biggest cause of work related injuries in the UK. And if we don’t manage it properly, manual handling can lead...

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Safety

Banish the bah humbugs – top tips for decorating the office safely

Dec 05, 2016
Ron Young CMIOSH OSHER

What can you possibly do in an office around Christmas that puts life and limb at risk? The answer you’re searching for is hanging up decorations around the office, and that’s because many people don’t...

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Safety

New sentencing guidelines focus on potential outcomes of H&S breaches

Nov 28, 2016
Philip Barker

How have the latest changes to sentencing guidelines affected the outcomes of recent cases and why should business owners shift their focus when managing Health and Safety failures? A recent case involving a care home...

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HR

Managing your team in extreme weather conditions [CHECKLIST]

Nov 21, 2016
Philip Barker

With forecasters predicting up to four months of stormy weather ahead, Britain could be facing the worst winter in 100 years. Managing your team during a period of disruption can be a challenge, so here’s...

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Safety

Slips and trips: six tips for exercising your duty of care on paths and car parks

Nov 15, 2016
Ron Young CMIOSH OSHER

During autumn and winter months there is increased risk to employees and other pedestrians from slipping and falling whilst walking between buildings or to their cars. Longer nights, less light, fallen leaves, and wet and...

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News

New H&S sentencing guidelines are hitting small businesses hard

Oct 25, 2016
Philip Barker

11% of ALL prison sentences for H&S offences (since guidelines were first introduced in the Health and Safety at Work Act in 1974) have been handed out in the last eight months to October 2016....

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Safety

Directors at SME doing time while Alton Towers case reaches conclusion

Sep 27, 2016
Philip Barker

With Merlin, the owners of Alton Towers, fined £5 million following the Smiler accident in June 2015, the fact that two directors at another business received suspended prison sentences for H&S breaches in the same...

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Safety

Pokémon Go: gotta catch ‘em all – even on a building site?

Aug 17, 2016
Donna Buckle

Pokémon Go is this year’s biggest craze. The global phenomenon sees people hitting the streets with their phones to capture and train Pokémon in a virtual world, using their surroundings as a platform. The elusive...

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Safety

On your guard: keeping your workplace machinery safe for employees

Jul 29, 2016
Michael Sturgess

Whether you operate an industrial plant with heavy-duty equipment, a butcher’s shop with a meat slicer, or a joinery workshop with a laser cutting machine, you need to be aware of the vital systems that...

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