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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 […]

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases May 2014

Last year at this time we reviewed the number of reported HSE cases where companies have been fined for breaches in Health and Safety and where employees have been seriously injured, many barely avoiding death. In May 2013, there were 19 cases. Another year has passed and this article will look at some of the […]

Health and Safety Courses

All companies, big or small must have good health and safety practices in place – not only is this essential for your business and your employees – it’s also the law. That’s where Health and Safety Courses come in – it’s important that your staff are trained and understand why Health and safety is important […]

Health and Safety Training and Consultancy

In the UK the Health and Safety of all employees is a matter of law. All companies and organisations have a duty of care to make sure that their employees and anyone else who may be affected, by work the company is undertaking, remain safe at all times. So you many be asking how do […]

Health and Safety Is No Joke!

A recent article in the Daily Mail showed a series of pictures of various workmen carrying out tasks across various countries in ways that would suggest that “getting the job done is more important than observing safety procedures”. Or perhaps it’s simply a case that in some countries Health and Safety doesn’t play such an […]