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Is the Employer always at fault in the event of an Accident?

by David Cant on July 28th, 2014

Accidents in the Workplace Media coverage of health and safety accidents in the Workplace would have you believe two untruths: There is no such thing as a genuine, unpreventable accident, and Employers are at fault for all workplace-related incidents and accidents. However genuine unforeseeable accidents really do happen from time to time, and employer’s are… Read the Full Post

6 Simple Steps to Fortify Fragile Roofs

by David Cant on July 23rd, 2014

Health and Safety in Roof Work They look so solid, they seem so safe. But a little too much pressure in the wrong place and it’s a sudden drop back to ground with a thump. When your worker falls, the company who sent them up falls with them. Legally speaking. In the last two months… Read the Full Post

An often ignored Risk that costs £250 Million a Year

by David Cant on July 22nd, 2014

Fatigue in the Workplace I’d like to start today’s post with a short quiz. See if you can answer this one-question quiz. What health and safety factor do you think it is that costs the UK almost £250 million pounds every year, that is responsible for 20% of all accidents on major roads, and is… Read the Full Post

5 Top Blogs Breathing Life & Clarity into Health & Safety

by David Cant on July 21st, 2014

Top 5 Health and Safety Blogs Health and Safety is all about protecting people; that’s why we’re so passionate about it. You do it well, you improve lives – and sometimes save them – and when people out there see it that way they often feel a burst of enthusiasm too.  And it’s that small… Read the Full Post

Electricity on Your Work Site – Avoid a Shocking Fine with These 7 Steps!

by David Cant on July 17th, 2014

Electricity at work – SAFETY! When something’s falling or a vehicle’s backing up, you see it coming and have a chance to get out of the way.  But not with electricity – the hidden danger of all work sites. Any contact with a voltage of over 50 volts AC or 120 volts DC is a… Read the Full Post

Personal Protective Equipment 101 – Your 8 Most Common Questions

by David Cant on July 15th, 2014

We get asked a whole heap of questions about personal protective equipment (PPE). And it’s good to see the concern!  Looking after your head, hands, feet and body is the bottom line of staying safe, healthy and happy on any work site. You’re always welcome to pick up the phone and put a question to… Read the Full Post

HSE consults on further relaxation of health and safety red tape

by David Cant on July 14th, 2014

H&S at Work Act Hot on the tail of the recent consultation regarding the future of HSE department provisions and oversight, the executive has announced another. This time the HSE is asking for feedback from interested parties about the potential for reducing health and safety obligations for self employed people. Currently all self employed people… Read the Full Post

Workers! Asbestos is the UK’s No.1 workplace killer – are You at risk?

by David Cant on July 9th, 2014

Never overlook Asbestos Surveys There are 4,500 deaths a year in the UK alone from asbestos in the workplace.  That’s 86 workers and tradesmen every week. It’s a heavy-hitter, not to be taken lightly. The sad thing is most of these deaths happen because asbestos is simply taken too lightly.  But when you and your… Read the Full Post

6 Simple Steps to Avoid Ladder Accidents…and Fines

by David Cant on July 8th, 2014

Ladder Safety in The Workplace Most ladder accidents happen when you start improvising. As was the case in this example (see picture ) which earned the maintenance company a £10,000 fine, and the worker a £4,000 one. Arriving at the job, the painter realized even his double extension ladder was too short to reach the… Read the Full Post

Health and Safety Executive Set to Remain Independent

by David Cant on July 7th, 2014

Some weeks ago we wrote about Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) plans to outsource certain key functions of the Health and Safety Executive, effectively privatising parts of the organisation. At the time of the announcement, many commentators expressed concerns about whether a part-privatised HSE would be able to provide the same level of impartial… Read the Full Post

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Is the Employer always at fault in the event of an Accident? Accidents in the Workplace Media coverage of health and safety accidents in the Workplace would have you believe two untruths: There is no such... Read More
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