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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 […]

Making Health and Safety Training a New Year’s Resolution

Another year will soon draw to a close and business owners everywhere will reflect back upon 2014 and start putting plans in place for the next 12 months and beyond. However despite the importance of Health and Safety many companies will fail to make sure that they carry out risk assessments and have in place […]

Why UK Employers Are Increasingly Recognising H&S Training

When it comes to Health and Safety workplace compliance, most people taking on management roles only have a vague grasp of what’s involved: what’s expected of a leader with regard to ensuring staff and site visitors are safe and protected. Without proper instruction, it would be virtually impossible to even know where to start with […]

The Cost of Health and Safety

In October 2012 the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) began a Fee For Intervention (FFI) cost recovery scheme under regulations 23 to 25 of The Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations 2012. Companies who are found to be in “material” breach of health and safety will be liable for recovery of HSE’s related costs, including inspection, […]

Health and Safety in the News

In the 21st century, health and safety considerations in the workplace are more important than ever before and the reporting of health and safety issues can be found over across the news. This month we will be highlighting some Health and Safety news stories. Company given £15,000 fine for asbestos work Asbestos Damage Limitations Ltd, […]

Workers’ Health and Safety

Workers are entitled to feel safe when they are carrying out their jobs. The only way this can happen is if health and safety is properly controlled. Under UK law, the primary responsibility for ensuring health and safety management is down to the employer. Employers also have a duty to consult with their employees, or […]

Good Health and Safety Business Benefits . . . Think Health and Safety Training

As we’ve mentioned in other articles Health and Safety is a matter of UK Law. All businesses must ensure that employees and anyone else who may be affected by work being carried out by the business is safe at all times. UK Health and Safety is governed by the Health and Safety at Work etc […]