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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. […]

Helping Great Britain Work Well

The health and safety record of Great Britain is excellent and the envy of the rest of the world. This has been achieved through the use of health and safety practices within workplaces which record and manage risk by identifying, evaluating and putting in place appropriate precautions in the workplace, thereby protecting your business and […]

Fatal Injury Workplace Stats for 2015/2016

The H&SE have released the annual workplace stats (provisional) for 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 which cover fatal accidents in workplaces in the UK courtesy of RIDDOR (The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations) […]

Will BREXIT Affect UK Health and Safety Laws?

After Friday’s vote on whether to leave or remain in the EU many UK companies are now wondering what the Brexit “Leave” vote may mean for them in the future in terms of health and safety legislation. UK health and safety legislation dates back as far as the 19th century when the Factories Act and […]

RIDDOR

Health and Safety plays a major role in everyday work life. But when things go wrong and accidents or deaths occur they must be reported to the Health and Safety Executive (H&SE) and it’s important to make sure you know how the law affects you. In this article we will be looking at the reporting of injuries, occupational diseases and dangerous […]

Press Releases March/April 2016

This month we will be looking at some of the Health and Safety press releases published on the HSE website. From fairground ride operator to solar panel specialists to a demolition contractor. These cases highlight the importance of health and safety […]

Electrical Safety

Electricity is part of our everyday life and as such we can often forget just how dangerous it is. Electricity can kill or cause severe injuries to people. Non-fatal shocks can result in falls from height leading to severe injury. Poor or faulty electrical installations can cause fires leading to deaths and injuries. Electrical safety […]

Working At Height

The HSE say “Working at height is to work in any place where, if there were no precautions in place, a person could fall a distance liable to cause personal injury (for example a fall through a fragile roof)“. Falls from height is one of the biggest causes of workplace fatalities and major injuries. In […]