September 2020 Legal Updates
Introduction We want to detail the 2020 Legislation Updates for Health and Safety. As a H&S company, we want businesses and employers to be aware of the current legislation to ensure the safety and compliance of everyone in the workplace. The current Covid-19 crisis has resulted in legislation updates surrounding exposure and control. […]Read More
First Aid Advice for Key Workers
We have set out some guidance for Key Workers who are acting as a nominated First Aider during the current outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19)Read More
GN: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Background Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a type of a virus that is transferable by respiratory secretions from coughs and sneezes from an infected person. It can be spread in two ways: DIRECTLY – from close contact with an infected person (the longer contact, the higher risk of infection). INDIRECTLY – by touching a surface, object or […]Read More
Would you be ready for a surprise site inspection?
The HSE has just announced that surprise site inspections will be taking place during the period from 3rd of October to 4th of November. Sites that involve refurbishment or repair works will be targeted, and at each site inspection, inspectors will be checking that safety risks are being properly and effectively managed. Things they’re looking […]Read More
Helping Great Britain to work well
It’s great that 2016 starts with a big focus on Health and Safety, and to see the HSE’s new GB Health and Safety strategy being launched this month. Have you been engaged yet? We can all influence the discussion. The HSE has started to engage with the people and organisations that can help Great Britain […]Read More
The Health and Safety Executive have published their statistics for this year, and revealed the shocking number of people still being injured or made sick by their work. Some key figures include: 1.2 million people suffering from a work-related illness 611,000 injuries at work 142 people killed at work Although workplace health and safety has improved over […]Read More
Win a free AA Emergency Car Kit
Business leaders are responsible for ensuring their employees’ safety, and when winter comes around it’s important to remind them of the need to pay attention to safe driving issues. So this month we’re giving away an AA Emergency Winter Car Kit to help draw attention to the subject. Read on for winter driving tips to share […]Read More
New H&S Sentencing Guidelines – Are you ready?
New Sentencing Guidelines come into effect in February 2016. Is your business ready? The Sentencing Council’s new guidelines aim to ensure a consistent approach to health and safety, corporate manslaughter, and food safety and hygiene cases, and will lead to a more severe response to these cases, and potentially higher fines. Company directors who are […]Read More
It’s not always fun in the sun!
This year, IOSH is backing a campaign to raise awareness of occupational cancers. The No Time To Lose campaign is currently focusing on skin cancer, and they have recently published a study which reveals the number of people in the UK diagnosed with or dying from the deadliest form of skin cancer because of sun exposure at work. They […]Read More
OHSAS18001 is going international
OHSAS18001 is changing to become international standard ISO45001. The changes are currently under discussion but the proposed date for implementation is October 2016 (with an expected transition period of two to three years). Key Changes The main changes are expected to be: More emphasis on risk management; Involving, securing and demonstrating more engagement from senior […]Read More