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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 […]

What is Health and Safety?

If you search for the term “Occupational Health and Safety” Wikipedia tells us: “Occupational safety and health is an area concerned with protecting the safety, health and welfare of people engaged in work or employment. The goals of occupational safety and health programs include fostering a safe and healthy work environment. OSH may also protect […]

How To Carry Out A Risk Assessment

Risk assessment is the process of identifying, evaluating and putting in place appropriate precautions in the workplace. By doing a risk assessment, you protect your business and employees against potential accidents to the best of your ability and take a proactive rather than reactive stance. There are many ways to carry out a risk assessment […]

The Importance of Involving Employees in Health And Safety

In superhero movies, there’s always a hero around to save the day, avoid the accident and save lifes. Unfortunately, in real life Superman doesn’t exist. Instead, you need to rely on the ordinary men and women in your business to pay attention and take action when it comes to health and safety matters. Therefore, it’s […]

Health and Safety Myths Debunked

It’s not often that Health and Safety is seen in a funny light. However very often there are many misrepresentations of what Health and Safety is about, some so ridiculous that they are laughable. To this end the HSE put aside a section of their website form 2007 to 2010 entitled “Health and Safety Myths: […]

Health And Safety Changes in September – October 2013

As we’ve previously mentioned Health and Safety training is a legal requirement and is essential for any business. Health and Safety policies constantly change and in order to comply with new changes SME’s must keep abreast of the latest policy information and updates. To this end this month we are reporting on a number of […]

How To Write Your Company’s Health And Safety Policy

Did you know that by law (Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 section 2(3)) if you employ five or more people you must have a written health and safety policy? If you have fewer employees it’s still a good idea to have a policy. Your Health and Safety policy should be specific to […]

Health And Safety Consultancy

Health and Safety training is a legal requirement and is essential for any business. Whether you are operating a small, medium or large business, the well-being of your employees and workers should be a top priority. The law regarding Health and Safety is clear. As the owner you are legally required to manage and assess […]

The Case For Health and Safety At Work

All Employers have a responsibility to make their work place as safe as possible and all employees have the right to work in a safe and healthy environment. There are two main legal requirements that must be fulfilled: An employer must look at what risks exist in the workplace and assess and record the risk […]