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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 […]

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases

In May alone (as of 20/5/13) there have been 19 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. On average there are at least 40 – 50 Health and Safety cases each month – so far in 2013 […]

Health and Safety At Work

The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, also known as HSWA, HSW Act or HASAWA, is the principal piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety in the UK. The primary purpose of the Act is to secure the health, safety and welfare of employees (and other workers) at work. The full text, […]

Health and Safety 2011/12 – The Facts

Between 2011 and 2012, 1.1 million workers suffered from a work-related illness. A staggering 173 people were killed whilst at their workplace and Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) received a further 111,000 reports of other injuries sustained by employees. In total, as a result of work-related illness and workplace injury, 27 […]