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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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Government Allays Work Experience Health And Safety Fears

We’ve mentioned in previous posts about how health and safety can sometimes get a bad press, and nowhere has this concern been more of a problem than in the world of work experience. Fortunately the Government has recently announced changes to eradicate many of these issues. No one can deny the importance of work experience …Read the Full Post

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Be Aware of Asbestos

Young workers in the construction industry have been alerted to the importance of asbestos training in Yorkshire. It is necessary to be aware of the risks when working with asbestos as it can lead to diseases, many of which are terminal. The Health and Safety Executive have organised training opportunities to those working in South …Read the Full Post

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Crushing Injuries Lead to Fine for Gloucestershire Company

A paper company in Gloucestershire has been prosecuted at Cheltenham Magistrates court this week. The Health and Safety Executive discovered the company was failing to meet the health and safety regulations after a worker was involved in an accident in 2012. The man who doesn’t wish to be named was injured when his hand was …Read the Full Post

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No Excuse for Exposure to Asbestos

A hospital trust in the North East of England has been fined after contractors were exposed to asbestos. The Sunderland Eye Infirmary was having some work done to the premises that involved drilling through the surrounds of doors to the wards. The holes were to enable cabling to be installed. Unfortunately the door surrounds were …Read the Full Post

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Is Your Organisation Lacking a Competent Person?

In order to meet the requirements of the health and safety law it is necessary to have a competent person helping you. In order to be considered competent the person has to have qualities that make them suitable to work on your health and safety management. The qualities could include experience, training or knowledge of …Read the Full Post

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Working at the Right Temperature

One of the problems with the cold weather is getting the right temperature in the workplace. Workers have every right to complain if the temperature is considered to be too cold or too hot. As an employer you need to make sure your working environment is suitable for your employees and will not have adverse …Read the Full Post

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£300,000 Fine after Death of Driver

A firm in the West Midlands has been given a £300,000 fine after one of their employees was killed in 2010. Russell Homer was working during his nightshift when he was killed by a runaway lorry. He was crushed as he worked to couple the trailer onto a tractor unit and he passed away due …Read the Full Post

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Lives Put at Risk on Scaffolding

Warnings from the Health and Safety Executive need to be acted upon. If you have been inspected and are handed a Prohibition Notice it is up to you to sort out the health and safety risks before work continues. By doing so it is possible to avoid prosecution. If you choose to ignore it the …Read the Full Post

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Are You Ignoring the Safety Warnings? You Could Be Fined if You Do!

Construction firms have to pay attention to the safety warnings and notices that are provided by the Health and Safety Executive on inspections. If you don’t you will end up being fined for failing to abide by the law. This is what happened to a Bristol construction firm who were fined £10,000 on November 4 …Read the Full Post

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