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What would Brexit mean for UK health and safety

by David Cant on June 9th, 2016

What would Brexit mean for UK health and safety The deadline for registering to vote in the forthcoming referendum on EU membership may have passed, but the campaign for both camps are still gathering pace. At some point the headlines have become hysterical, with both sides sharing their worst case scenarios. The result has been… Read the Full Post

An overview of the Health and Safety jobs market

by David Cant on June 7th, 2016

An overview of the Health & Safety job market Demand for talented Health & Safety practitioners is high and, in many sectors and regions, the market is now heavily candidate-led. In my view, this skills shortage can be attributed to 4 main factors: Confidence in the economy Investment in business improvement Legislative changes Lack of… Read the Full Post

Factory worker whose hand was crushed in machinery receives £100k compensation

by David Cant on May 26th, 2016

Case Study – Factory worker whose hand was crushed in machinery receives £100k compensation A man who has been left unable to find work after his hand was crushed in a factory machine says he feels angry towards his former employers for the injury he suffered, and the impact it has had on his life.… Read the Full Post

World Day for Safety and Health at Work and why it really matters

by David Cant on April 27th, 2016

World Day for Safety and Health at Work and why it really matters April 28th marks the 46th annual “Workers Memorial Day”, conceived as a way to commemorate lives and unfortunate deaths of people killed at work. Initially the event was unofficial, arranged by an American trade union – but the idea quickly caught on… Read the Full Post

Poisonous dust is on the agenda again

by David Cant on April 3rd, 2016

Poisonous dust is on the agenda again Workplace dusts continue to present a serious hazard to British workers, killing hundreds of workers every year. Similarly, the expected peak in annual cases of asbestosis has still not been reached as the annual death toll continues to climb. Little surprise then that workplace dusts are in the… Read the Full Post

Health and Safety – The tough new sentencing guidelines (Part 2)

by David Cant on March 1st, 2016

Tough new sentencing guidelines for Health and Safety (Part 2) The government’s continuing commitment to improving workplace safety has led to the imposition of new sentencing guidelines for any business found guilty of breach health and safety law. Last week we discussed the Sentencing Council’s recommendations for corporate manslaughter convictions – this time we take… Read the Full Post

Tough new sentencing guidelines for Health and Safety (Part 1)

by David Cant on February 17th, 2016

New sentencing guidelines for Health and Safety Published on 3rd November 2015, the Sentencing Council’s recommendations for health and safety offences finally came into force at the beginning of this month (feb 2016). As part of the government’s efforts to continue raising workplace health and safety standards, these new sentences are intended to offer a genuine… Read the Full Post

Health and Safety Strikes Back – Why You Should Always Keep Every Workplace Safe

by David Cant on February 16th, 2016

Health and Safety Strikes Back – Why You Should Always Keep Every Workplace Safe Eagle-eyed Star Wars fans might recall back in the summer of 2014 that Harrison Ford met a bit of an unexpected disaster while filming on set for Star Wars: Episode VII, when his leg was crushed by a hydraulic door. Left… Read the Full Post

Taking Shortcuts in Safety? There’s No Excuse!

by David Cant on February 1st, 2016

Taking Shortcuts in Safety? There’s No Excuse! If you’re working with any kind of machinery, it seems like a no brainer that you need to make sure you’re using it safely, right? Unfortunately, there are some businesses out there who think that they can get away with taking shortcuts! But when it comes to safety,… Read the Full Post

The Stats Are In! How Safe Are Our Workplaces?

by David Cant on January 11th, 2016

 The Stats Are In! How Safe Are Our Workplaces? As 2015 draws to a close, it’s time to look over the lessons of the one that’s gone past. And with the latest figures on health and safety having been published by the HSE, we’re curious to see how workplaces have fared, compared to past years.… Read the Full Post

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