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Plumbing Health and Safety

In previous articles we’ve looked at health and safety in various industries including the office, construction, restaurants and hair and beauty salons. In this article we will be looking at plumbing health and safety. As with any industry its vital that plumbers take Health and Safety seriously. There are a number of risks associated with […]

Xmas Health and Safety Myths

Christmas is a special time of year and many businesses love to get into the festive spirit by putting up Xmas tress, lights and decorations. However even at this time of the year Health and Safety is important BUT it is often wrongly cited as why certain activities can’t take place. This can dampen the […]

Health and Safety in the Office

When you think of health and safety, professions like construction workers, working from heights or in a restaurant may all come to mind but how many times do you think about health and safety in the office? Health and safety affects all professions including office workers. In this article we are looking at how health […]

Getting to Grips with Slips and Trips

Health and safety statistics on the HSE website show slipping and tripping to be the single most common cause of major injury in UK workplaces. Slipping and tripping are also often what initially causes other types of accidents e.g. scalding, falls from height and machinery accidents. Slips and trips are responsible for: £512 million costs […]

Health and Safety in the Construction Industry

Health and Safety in the construction industry is governed by the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) which came into force in the UK on April 2015. These regulations set out what construction companies (and their workers) need to do to ensure their safety. Construction Hazards Like all jobs there are a number […]

Manual Handling

One of the most common causes of injury at work is due to incorrect manual handling. When an item is not lifted correctly it can cause musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) which account for over a third of all workplace injuries. Statistics supplied by the Health and Safety Executive report the total number of MSD cases in […]

Health and Safety in Restaurants

This article, although written about health and safety in restaurants also covers working in commercial kitchens, hotels, restaurants, cafes, fast food outlets, pubs and clubs and those working as contract caterers to other industries, in fact the hospitality industry as a whole. The Health and Safety Executive website and other stats tells us the main […]

Press Releases May/June 2015

It’s that time of year again. Over the last couple of years we’ve reviewed a number of reported HSE cases where companies have been fined for breaches in Health and Safety and where employees have been seriously injured or have died. In May 2013, there were 19 cases. In May 2014 there were 8 cases. […]

Hair and Beauty Salons

For obvious reasons, hair and beauty salon owners across the UK must ensure that their staff and customers’ health and safety are not at risk – they are, in fact, legally obligated to do this. From
slipping on a recently mopped tiled floor, to an electrical issue causing an entire premises to go up in flames

About Health & Safety and Hazardous Substances

The HSE state that a hazardous substance is: “A substance hazardous to health is a substance or preparation (mixture) with the potential to cause harm if they are inhaled, ingested, or come into contact, or are absorbed through the skin.” Hazardous Substances are used in a great number of jobs and workplaces including agriculture and […]

About Health & Safety Guidelines and Scaffolding

Working at height on erected scaffolding or a mobile elevated work platform (MEWP) carries obvious risks; and most construction workers will recognise these. However it’s important that that Occupational Health & Safety Training specifically for working at height should be a top priority for all companies who require their workers to erect, dismantle and work […]

Health & Safety Training and Migrant Workers

Many businesses take on migrant workers for short and long periods of time especially in the food and agriculture sectors. A migrant worker is considered to be someone who is or has been working in Great Britain (GB) in the last 12 months, and has come to GB from abroad to work within the last […]