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Health and Safety Spot Checks – How did these 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 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

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Will the HSE be part privatised?

In an effort to increase income, the government is thought to be considering plans that would see the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) taking on work from third parties. Because the HSE is staffed by experts with experience of working in some of the most dangerous industries, their skills are in extremely high demand. In… Read the Full Post

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A Duel with Asbestos, the Monster Hiding in the Walls

Finding Asbestos Asbestos was used in old vehicle brakes and clutches, building materials, floor tiles, friction products, textiles, and insulation for pipes. It is in the construction industry and ship building and repair. It is used in a variety of products due to its resistance to corrosion and heat. However, its high utility cannot counter… Read the Full Post

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Prevention of Lift Nightmares in the Workplace

Lift Nightmare Life must have been unimaginably difficult before the machines came. Today many people would become handicapped if machines ceased to exist – I mean, who would lift heavy beams up buildings and how could we get up to the top floor of a skyscraper? But as much as staplers, coffee makers, lifts, cranes and other… Read the Full Post

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Are your Safety Measures Siphoning your Resources?

What Resources Have Businesses set aside for Safety Measures? The question business owners need to be asking themselves today is whether the safety measures they have put in place at their premises are effective or a mere waste of time and money. A survey by Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has revealed that small firms… Read the Full Post

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HSE Fee for Intervention Explained

Maintaining adequate health and safety levels in the workplace are essential to protecting your employees. Most business owners are aware that breaches of relevant legislation place employees at risk, and can attract large fines for non-compliance. Far fewer understand the costs associated with investigating cases of illegal activities are also added to the final bill.… Read the Full Post

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When The Fun Of The Fair Becomes Deadly Serious

The thrill of the fair is often in the exhilaration that comes from being frightened. But the one thing we expect is to be safe. Fear within the confines of safety is fun, but it’s an entirely different scenario when that safety we rely on so much is no longer there. Machines fail, and mechanical… Read the Full Post

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North Sea Helicopter Crash

The recent tragic Super Puma helicopter crash in the North Sea off Shetland is certainly going to be in the minds of anyone involved with health and safety, and I know that all of us here at Veritas Consulting extend our thoughts and prayers to all family and friends of the four people on board.… Read the Full Post

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10 Health and Safety Experts for Businesses to Follow on Twitter

Twitter is a probably the best way to connect with other organisations and individuals related to your industry, helping you stay on top of industry news, views and issues. If you’re interested in Health and Safety to build your business, you may also find it beneficial to connect with people whose livelihood is Health and… Read the Full Post

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HSE Statistics Reveal Workplace Fatality Trends

It’s easy to think, browsing through the news or even through this blog, that health and safety is a massive issue with significant numbers of people being killed or injured every week. But figures published by the Health and Safety Executive logo (HSE) this week reveal two important truths: the number of people fatally injured… Read the Full Post

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