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Fire Risk Assessments, Responsible Persons and Implications of Failures

Fire Risk Assessments, Responsible Persons and Implications of Failures

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

What are employers' fire safety duties? Employers, building owners and other people responsible for commercial buildings have a duty to put necessary fire safety precautions in place to all reasonable and practicable extents. This is seen in health law... Read More

Are you prepared for this dramatic change in health and safety enforcement ?

Are you prepared for this dramatic change in health and safety enforcement ?

Friday, April 1, 2016

The most dramatic change in health and safety enforcement since 1974 The new sentencing guidelines for health and safety offences are set to revolutionise punishment for health and safety offences that are committed. The Sentencing Council’s have... Read More

ISO 9001 Revision - What do you need to know?

ISO 9001 Revision - What do you need to know?

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

What is ISO 9001? ISO 9001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS). Organizations use the standard to demonstrate the ability to consistency provide products and services that meet customer and... Read More

Health and Safety Planning for Freezing Weather

Health and Safety Planning for Freezing Weather

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Don’t Slip Up When The Big Freeze Hits In 2009/2010, we saw heavy snowfall, which brought transport chaos to much of the country. Airports were closed and train services suspended. In December that year, the average UK temperature was just 1C, the... Read More

Employers and employees have moral and legal duties regarding driving at work safely

Employers and employees have moral and legal duties regarding driving at work safely

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Driving in Bad Weather When you drive, you’re in charge of a fast-moving chunk of metal that can do a lot of damage to you and other people. That’s why you have a particular responsibility to do everything you can to keep safe and protect the... Read More

Record FFI Charges

Record FFI Charges

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Latest figures released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show that Fee For Intervention (FFI) charges have reached record levels. FFI is a ‘cost recovery scheme’ operated by the (HSE). Workplaces in ‘material breach’ of... Read More

Appealing Against an Enforcement Notice

Appealing Against an Enforcement Notice

Thursday, October 1, 2015

The recent decision by the Court of Appeal in Hague v Rotary Yorkshire Limited (2015) has clarified the power of the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) inspectors to issue enforcement notices and the right of organisations to appeal against... Read More

Risk Assessments – Not Child’s Play

Risk Assessments – Not Child’s Play

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

A Borough Council has been fined £13,000 plus costs of £1,317 after a two year old child had two fingertips severed when playing in a park for children under 11 years old. The child had trapped his fingers in the external gate of the... Read More

QUIET PLEASE!!

QUIET PLEASE!!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Excessive or loud noise at work can damage your hearing. This usually happens gradually and sometimes is only noticed by the individual as they age, and noise-induced hearing loss combines with hearing loss due to ageing. Failure to manage the problem can... Read More

Behave Yourself

Behave Yourself

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

We all do it at some time. We take a short cut, we take a risk or we do something that we know we shouldn’t be doing. People very often behave in an unsafe manner because they have done so in the past and got away with it. When this question is asked... Read More

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