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 […]