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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]