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Common health and safety myths BUSTED

Although the health and safety laws in the UK mean that our workplace and public environments today are safer than they have ever been, many people have the impression that the ‘Nanny State’ can take things a bit too far in some cases. The media often has stories that are based on health and safety… Read the Full Post

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How Well Does Your Business Listen To Its Workers?

No one knows your business on a day to day basis better than your workers. In many instances it is the workers who are more knowledgeable about the processes, operations, machines and challenges than the management, since they’re the ones on the factory floor doing the work, using the machines and seeing the operations at… Read the Full Post

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An Update On Domestic Gas Safety

It seems very much as though at the moment the subject of gas is in the air (pardon the pun), and so today I thought I’d take a quick look at what’s been happening and offer a few health and safety pointers. Last week I mentioned about the gas leak alert in Liverpool which resulted… Read the Full Post

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Further Safety Lessons For The Construction Industry

Forgive me a moment, but I’m about to reference myself referencing myself. Bear with me. On September 5th I noted in my post ‘Construction Industry Kept On Its Toes’ (http://bit.ly/18XSCGO) in response to my August 29th post ‘Assessing The CDM Regulations For 2014’ (http://bit.ly/18XSHKp) that the construction industry had better be extra careful throughout September… Read the Full Post

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A Guide To RIDDOR And The Changes Due In October 2013

RIDDOR is the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995, which requires the reporting of any relevant accident or incident to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) by the designated person responsible. In October of this year RIDDOR is changing, and so today I thought it would be helpful to take a quick… 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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Defending The Sanity Of Health And Safety

If there’s one phrase in the world of health and safety which is certain to raise a few hackles it’s “‘elf and safety has gone mad”. Fortunately health and safety has not gone mad. It’s very sane thank you. What is mad however is the sheer volume of companies and organisations trying to sneak policies… Read the Full Post

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Paper Mill Fined After Worker Injured

Safe Practices not adhered to whilst cleaning machinery A worker in his fifties was seriously injured at a paper mill when his arm was caught in the moving parts of the machine. The worker had worked for the company for 17 years and was performing a task on the Paper Coating Machine at the Stoneywood… Read the Full Post

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Dangerous Excavations Leads to Fine for Construction Firm

Excavation Work A construction firm have been fined after a Health and Safety Executive investigation found serious safety problems in relation to some excavation work that was being carried out in Rochester. The investigation was a result of concerns being placed by the council and Southern Water who witnessed an unsupported excavation that was approximately… Read the Full Post

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Deepwater Horizon: Two BP employees charged with manslaughter

The Department of Justice in the US has filed the largest criminal fine in the history of the US against BP over the disaster of Deepwater Horizon in April 2010. The Department of Justice also indicted two senior supervisors of the company on manslaughter charges. A former executive with the BP has also faced charges… Read the Full Post

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