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Keep Passers by Safe and Yourself out of Prison

by David Cant on August 22nd, 2014

So your workers are safe.  Great.  But is everyone else too? As a bit of an extreme example, an Essex developer was just sent to prison for 30 months after repeatedly putting the public, and his workers, at risk. Local residents started calling to complain about bits of debris falling from upper levels of his… Read the Full Post

Who’s Afraid Of The Big Bad Risk Assessment?

by David Cant on August 20th, 2014

The Big Bad Risk Assessment in your Workplace To many people the words ‘risk assessment’ are likely to elicit a groan. It’s a task which many people see as either merely one of box-ticking for the powers-that-be, or one which is theoretically almost endless. The trouble is that with so many people spouting ‘health and… Read the Full Post

How did those HSE spot checks pan out?

by David Cant on August 18th, 2014

Back in February we told you about HSE plans to carry out a series of unannounced health and safety spot checks. During a month long campaign, HSE inspectors were to visit construction sites across the Midlands, to assess workers conditions and safety provisions. So what were the outcomes of these spot checks? A massive rise… Read the Full Post

Health and Safety breaches: Where do employers stand legally?

by David Cant on August 14th, 2014

The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013, or to give it its (ever so slightly) more catchy name, ‘The Enterprise Act’, has recently been introduced.  This Act has significantly changed employers’ liability for Health and Safety breaches (i.e. under what terms can an injured party bring a case against you for a Health and Safety… Read the Full Post

Mind Your Back! Your Quick & Easy Guide to Manual Handling

by David Cant on August 12th, 2014

Manual Handling and Lifting explained It’s not always the big dramatic injury risks, like plummeting through a roof, that need to be watched out for – though they get the most attention. More everyday pain, discomfort, and inability to work is caused by simple things done often – like a bit of lifting the wrong… Read the Full Post

17 Potential Hazards Designers Should Avoid if Possible

by David Cant on August 11th, 2014

Hazards Building Designers Should Avoid You’ve seen the HSE red list in our popular post: 12 Hazards to Avoid in Your Building Design and Project Those were the 100% definite no-no’s for any building Designer to avoid – the RED on the HSE’s traffic lights for hazards.  Well here’s the AMBER list; 17 procedures, processes and products… Read the Full Post

The Health and Safety at Work Act Turns 40

by David Cant on August 7th, 2014

The Health and Safety at Work Act 40 years ago, a landmark piece of legislation was passed onto the statute books, changing the workplace forever. The Health and Safety at Work Act finally became law in 1974, immediately clarifying the employer’s role in keeping workers safe, and helping to reduce accidents as a direct result.… Read the Full Post

Health & Safety… Fun!? How to Give H&S Talks that People Actually Enjoy

by David Cant on August 5th, 2014

How to have Fun with Health and Safety at Work Start with this idea – any talk can be interesting. It’s true Health & Safety has a reputation for being among the more dull of subjects, but believe me your talks don’t have to be boring!  And if the audience is engaged, and even relaxed… Read the Full Post

Health and Safety as a Motivational Tool

by David Cant on July 31st, 2014

Use Health and Safety as Tool in your Workplace A recent report by conglomerate manufacturer 3M suggests that when asked which factors are instrumental in creating a strong company culture, the most common responses are: Creativity. Dynamism. Communication. Leadership. The chances of anyone claiming health and safety played a large part in creating a strong… Read the Full Post

Small Builders – Your Complete Health & Safety Guide in 3 Simple Steps

by David Cant on July 30th, 2014

Health and Safety for Builders and the Small Construction Firm Don’t worry, these aren’t a bunch of strange Health and Safety rules for builders under 6ft tall.  Hoho!  Sorry, couldn’t resist that one. Bad jokes aside, the ‘small builders’ we’re talking about are contractors undertaking private domestic projects (refurbs, repairs and extensions on private homes)… Read the Full Post

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Keep Passers by Safe and Yourself out of Prison So your workers are safe.  Great.  But is everyone else too? As a bit of an extreme example, an Essex developer was just sent... Read More
Who’s Afraid Of The Big Bad Risk Assessment? The Big Bad Risk Assessment in your Workplace To many people the words ‘risk assessment’ are likely to elicit a groan. It’s a task... Read More
How did those HSE spot checks pan out? Back in February we told you about HSE plans to carry out a series of unannounced health and safety spot checks. During a month... Read More
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