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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…

How Well Does Your Business Listen To Its Workers?
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,…

An Update On Domestic Gas Safety
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…

Further Safety Lessons For The Construction Industry
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)…

A Guide To RIDDOR And The Changes Due In October 2013
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…

North Sea Helicopter Crash
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…

Two Health and Safety Inspectors
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…

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…

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…

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….

Tyre factory worker badly injured in unguarded conveyor

A Northern Ireland company dealing with tyre recycling failed to put in place vital safety measures to protect employees using a conveyor. The occurrence took place on 22nd July 2011…

Maintenance worker was exposed to poisonous gas at soft-drinks plant

A contractor, while doing servicing to equipment at a factory that manufactures soft-drinks internationally, was exposed to a deadly gas-ozone gas. Loughborough Magistrates’ Court heard that Cott Beverages Ltd contracted…