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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 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

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Is your health and safety documentation up-to-date?

The alarming case of a gardener trapped under a ride-on lawn mower has emphasised the importance of maintaining accurate health and safety documentation. The 30-year old groundskeeper was trapped underwater by the mower after it rolled down a steep bank and into a lake. What makes this story unusual Agricultural accidents on country estates are… Read the Full Post

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Health and Safety Training: Keeping risk assessments up to date in the workplace

There are very basic requirements that every business must keep abreast of to make sure there are acceptable levels of comfort and security in the workplace, and most businesses, having been put through some degree of health and safety training, will be aware of this. The Basic Workplace Risk Assessment The most rudimentary requirements are… Read the Full Post

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Using Chemicals at Work

When using chemicals at work it is important to be aware of the laws surrounding health and safety.  There are many industries that have to use hazardous liquids and materials, or that create them through a process.  There are many different types of jobs where chemicals are present including Lab technicians Employees working in a… Read the Full Post

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Dangers in the Cleaning Industry

While everyone knows that the construction industry is a high risk sector when it comes to health and safety, many seem to forget that cleaning is also filled with daily dangers that need to be managed.  You can find cleaners which are involved in all sectors and each one poses many dangers as the cleaners… Read the Full Post

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Risk Assessments – Are You Doing them Right?

Many businesses are using health and safety consultants to teach them how to perform the required, adequate risk assessments in everyday operations. There are all sorts of occasions in the workplace which demand the use of risk assessments. By failing to perform these vital taks you are putting your employees and possibly the public at… Read the Full Post

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Calls for a Health and Safety Shake Up After Four Miners Lose Their Lives

Mining tragedy Four miners working at the Gleision drift mine in Swansea sadly lost their lives on Thursday September 15 after the mine shaft flooded with water.  The Health and Safety Executive are currently investigating the scene trying to establish where the water came from and exactly what went wrong. Health and safety consultants and the… Read the Full Post

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£150,000 fine after Worker has head crushed by reversing lorry

Simon Mason was working late at night at a parcel firm in West Horndon in Essex.  After watching the lorry enter the depot he noticed that the driver had not lined up straight so decided to help the driver by signalling to him.  As he put his head out to shout to the driver the… Read the Full Post

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Competent Person Service New Appointment – Health and Safety Advisers

Health and Safety Advisers to Home, Garden and Driveway Improvement Specialists – Posh Paving Ltd. We are proud to announce that a Birmingham based Home – Garden and Driveway Specialist chooses Veritas Consulting Safety Services as their retained Health and Safety Advisers. This week a Birmingham Based Domestic, Commercial contractor appointed Veritas Consulting Safety Services… Read the Full Post

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Risk Assessments are not a bureaucratic burden.

Although under various pieces of UK legislation it is a legal requirement for organisations to record and document the significant findings of risk assessments if they employ five or more people, it makes good commercial sense to record them so that a check can be made that all of the organisation’s activities have been assessed.… Read the Full Post

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