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Why Paying Attention to Safety Rules Really Matters!

Why Paying Attention to Safety Rules Really Matters! We all agree that when it comes to health and safety, those laws and rules are there in place for a reason, right? Unfortunately, some businesses out there still think that they can cut a few sneaky corners and act like the rules don’t apply to them.… Read the Full Post

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No Excuse for Unguarded Machinery

Operating machinery is known to pose many risks for workers and those around them. Guards are used to protect the operators from gaining access to the dangerous parts of the machines. When these guards are removed the risks of injury increase dramatically and therefore it is essential they are always fitted and in place. Strength… Read the Full Post

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The Self-Employed and Health and Safety

A recent review of the Health and Safety regulations by Lofstedt recommended that the Self-employed should be exempt from the health and safety regulations. Providing the self-employed person doesn’t pose any risks to anyone else the review claimed there was no need to include them in most of the laws.  As a result of the… Read the Full Post

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Legislation – Quantity over Quality

Legislation Review – Do the Numbers Really Matter? About ten years ago I recall having to draw up a register of health and safety legislation for a manufacturing site.  Despite it being quite a long list, the thing that struck me about it was how boring and generic most of the legislation sounded.  I recall… 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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Changes in Health and Safety Regulations

The Lofstedt Review was carried out by Professor Ragnar Lofstedt after being appointed by Chris Grayling, the Employment Minister. This was an independent review of the current health and safety regulations with an aim of reducing the amount of bureaucracy involved yet still making sure that the health and safety in Britain was still maintained.… Read the Full Post

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Recycling Firm Fined £80,000 after Employee received Crushing Injuries by Skips

Steven Graham was stood between two skips when a loader hit one of them.  As he was in the middle, Mr Graham was trapped between the two which caused him life changing injuries as well as a broken pelvis.  The loader weight 18 tonnes and was heavy enough to cause the skip to move. Mr… Read the Full Post

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Employees have to follow health and safety regulations

Worker Prosecuted for Breaking Health and Safety Laws Often you hear reports of large companies being fined for failing to ensure the health and safety of their employees.  Sometimes it is not always the entire fault of the employers, but the employee in question.  Once health and safety regulations and policies are in place it… Read the Full Post

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Nestle Purina Fined After Employees Scalded on the Job

5 Pet Food Plant Workers Suffer Burns The pet food giant firm have been fined £50,000 for breaching Health and Safety regulations after an accident which ended in five of their employees severely burned.  The five men employed by Nestle Purina were working at the Wisbech plant when a steam pressure system malfunctioned. High Pressure… Read the Full Post

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