Should the HSE Change its Guidance on Managing Risks to Pregnant Workers?
An interesting article posted recently has commented on a group of MPs that are attempting to get the HSE to change its guidance on managing risks to pregnant workers, recommending that they incorporate into existing guidance a new requirement for employers to carry out individual risk assessments. This comes in the light of news that 1 in 25 mothers […]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
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
Proposed changes to ISO14001
ISO14001:2004 is currently under review and although these changes are still at ‘draft’ stage it is likely they will come into effect in May 2015 (from when the transition period for organisations already holding certificates will begin); further details on the expected changes will be provided on the Amalgamate website as they come to light. […]Read More