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Health and Safety – mastering the basics

Health and Safety – mastering the basics Protecting your employees in the workplace doesn’t have to be difficult so long as you follow a few basic principles. When starting out, there are four steps to building your first health and safety policy – completing each one will help raise standards across your business, keeping your …Read the Full Post

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Drinking on the job?

Drinking on the job? Although considered socially acceptable just one generation ago, a cheeky pint or three at lunchtime is now actively discouraged in almost every profession (except perhaps marketing!). A recent study carried quoted by the Daily Star suggests that almost every one of the 2600 workers surveyed had been drunk at work at …Read the Full Post

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New to Health and Safety? 4 Things You Absolutely Have to Know

New to Health and Safety? 4 Things You Absolutely Have to Know Brand new to health and safety and facing the slightly daunting prospect of dealing with it all? Or just feeling out of the loop with what’s what? No worries – I’m here to demystify the basics for you. While health and safety can …Read the Full Post

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Bonfire Night Helps Health & Safety Hit The Headlines Again

Bonfire Night Helps Health & Safety Hit The Headlines Again The dangers of fireworks are relatively well-known, so it is little surprise that health and safety pops up in the headlines every November. Along with lurid tales of horrific injuries, there are also stories of ‘elf ‘n’ safety’ intended to mock overly-cautious organisations. This year …Read the Full Post

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Concerned Neighbour Reports Dangerous Working Conditions

A landscape gardener was reported by a concerned neighbour who witnessed some very dangerous working conditions. The gardener, John Holland, was felling a tree for a customer along with one of his employees.  Each of the men were using chainsaws on the tree and they were wearing everyday work clothes rather than the expected safety …Read the Full Post

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Fall from Height Results in Fine for Boat Builder

A famous boat maker from the Isle of Wight has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive after an incident. One of the employees working for Clare Lallow Ltd fell while working at the Cowes site. Falls from height and slips and trips are the biggest cause of accidents and deaths in the workplace. …Read the Full Post

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Textile Firm in Bradford Fined After Worker Loses Use of Two Fingers

A thirty year old employee of Whitaker Fibres Ltd has been left with a long term injury after his health and safety was not considered. The textile firm in Bradford employed the man to work as a wool sorter, a job which was not supposed to involve any duties involving working with the machinery. However, …Read the Full Post

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Workers Lives Put At Risk – Are You Ensuring Your Employees Safety?

As an employer it is down to you to do everything you can to reduce the risks for your employees. This week affirm of dry cleaners based in Bedford have been prosecuted for not following their legal duties. Their employees’ health and safety was jeopardised because the company owners failed to make sure their gas …Read the Full Post

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Leicester Firmed Fined After Fall from Height

One of the partners of a Leicestershire food company, Simtom Food Products, has been fined by the Health and Safety Executive this week after a worker was injured in a fall. An unidentified 18 year old man was told to unload some of the barrels which were stored on a shipping container on a HGV …Read the Full Post

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How to comply with the Working at Height Regulations

The Work at Height Regulations 2005 needs to be followed by every company in every industry where work is being carried out at height. The regulations are there to reduce the risks of falling and consist of duties which need to be followed. The regulations apply to employers and the self-employed, and they also apply …Read the Full Post

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