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Slipping and Tripping Still A Common Injury In the Workplace

It’s clear that slipping and tripping is still a common cause of major injury in UK workplaces and often the cause of other accidents attributed to other causes leading to injuries – and even death. In 2015/16, 19% of an estimated 621,000 non-fatal injuries at work were caused by slipping and tripping […]

Common Health and Safety Issues

Common health and safety issues are the cause of fatalities and injuries in the workplace. In 2016/2017 137 workers were killed at work and 92 members of the public were killed due to work related activities. Industry fatal injuries to workers occurred in Construction (30), Agriculture (27), Manufacturing (19), Transport and storage (14), Waste (14) […]

Health and Safety for Disabled People

Health and safety is for everyone, regardless of whether you’re able bodied or have a disability. However health and safety shouldn’t be used as an excuse for excluding disabled people from employment. Find out more below. Employers Under health and safety law, the primary responsibility for ensuring health and safety good practice is in place […]

Press Releases January to May 2017

During the months of January to May 2017 there have been eighteen Health and Safety Executive regional press releases in the south east of England. Below are a few examples: Construction Company fined after contractor receives life changing injuries http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/construction-firm-in-court-after-worker-fractures-spine-in-roof-fall/ A Lincolnshire based construction company, specialising in fitting mezzanine floors was prosecuted after a contractor fell onto […]

The Benefits of Health and Safety Training in the Workplace

Health and safety training is very often seen a nuisance and a time consuming, distraction and disruption by many businesses. As a consequence it’s often pushed to one side and ignored or excuses are made as to why it should be left for another time. It’s easy to understand why some businesses feel this way […]

Why is Health and Safety Training Important?

Many businesses ask “Why is health and safety training important?” Each year a significant numbers of workers are injured or made ill by their work. This imposes a ‘human cost’ (in terms of the impact on the individual’s quality of life and for fatal injuries, loss of life), as well as ‘financial’ costs, such as […]

Falls From Height – Single Biggest Cause of Fatal Injuries

In a previous article “Falls From Height – HSE Statistics Published” we talked about the fact that despite the HSE’s annual stats showing that there has been a downward trend in the number of falls from height, falls from height still remain the single biggest cause of fatal injuries in the workplace. In addition to […]

Falls From Height – HSE Statistics Published

The HSE recently published the health and safety stats for non-fatal injuries incidents reported by employers under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) and from self-reports obtained through the annual Labour Force Survey (LFS). Looking back, in 2013/14 falls from height accounted for nearly three in ten (29%) fatal injuries to […]

Make Health and Safety Your New Year Resolution

It’s hard to believe that 2016 is coming to a close and 2017 is just around the corner. You may find yourself thinking the last year has flown by but why not get a head start on 2017 by making health and safety your new year resolution? Health and Safety Policy By law (Health and […]

Health and Safety Executive’s Business Plans for 2016/17

In a previous article we talked about the Health and Safety Executive’s plans to Help Great Britain Work Well. In this article we cover the Health and Safety Executive’s Business Plans for 2016/17. This plan outlines what the HSE, in their role as the national regulator and catalyst in the system, will deliver in 2016/17. […]

Press Releases September/October 2016

Since our last press release overview of HSE cases there have been a further 20 cases over the months between June and October. Below are a few examples from September and October: Construction firm in court after worker fractures spine in roof fall http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/construction-firm-in-court-after-worker-fractures-spine-in-roof-fall/ Construction firm Montway Ltd has been fined £144,000 after a worker […]

Back Pain in the Workplace

If you’ve ever experienced back pain you’ll know how debilitating it can be. Unfortunately back pain in the workplace is common especially if your work involves heavy lifting, repetitive movements or sitting at a desk for long periods. May occupations such as construction work; nursing and factory work can place significant demands on your back. […]

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