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 13, 2018

Supreme Court Ruling Opens up Scope for H&S Appeals

Published on 8th February 2018 the Supreme Court ruled on an Appeal brought to them by the Health and Safety Executive which followed the overturning of a Prohibition Notice at an Employment Tribunal in May 2013. The ruling allows for evidence, that wasn’t available to an HSE Inspector when serving either a Prohibition Notice or…

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January 12, 2018

Check Your Doors! School Governors Fined After Finger Amputation

If you haven’t run a thorough safety check on your doors in the past few years, this recent story might shock you. In a traumatic turn of events, a four-year-old primary school pupil’s fingers were trapped in a toilet door, resulting in partial amputation. The board of governors pleaded guilty to breaching Section 3(1) of…

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