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Managing Risks as an Employer

As an employer it is your duty by law to manage risks. You must perform workplace risk assessments to fulfil your legal requirements, even if you are self-employed.  The purpose…

Reporting Accidents at Work

The law for reporting accidents and incidents and keeping adequate records is known as the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations, or RIDDOR for short.  Under this law…

Builder to Pay Over Half a Million After Death of Worker

A building contractor from Bangor was fined after being found guilty of breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act. Watkins Jones & Son were found to have not taken…

Reminder to Pay Attention to Safety Warnings

Oxfordshire Ales Ltd was provided with a written warning by the HSE in May 2010.  The warning came in the form of an improvement notice that detailed what action needed…

HSE Intervention Fees are Now in Play

The Health and Safety cost recovery scheme is now fully active. Any intervention the HSE has to make will now be chargeable; yet another reason to make sure health and…

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…

Laziness Results in Fine for Two Guilty of Committing Fraud

Asbestos Cleaning A rather unusual case of fraud was discovered when an engineer visited a school to begin some plumbing work.  While he carried out his duties the man discovered…

HSE Introduce the Fee for Intervention

HSE Fee for Intervention Anyone breaking health and safety laws risk prosecution from the Health and Safety Executive.  If an incident or accident is investigated, and the company or business…

Health and Safety Examined in Tragic Beach Accident

HSE Rules From time to time the regulations regarding health and safety are examined closely. The most recent incident where concerns over delays in rescue missions happened on July 24. …

Working On Your Own – Health and Safety for Lone Workers

Working Alone Safety   Lone working is fully legal and there are no restrictions in place by the Health and Safety Executive claiming no one is allowed to work without…

Annual Gas Checks are a Must Highlighted by £83,600 Fine

A local authority has been fined for not arranging annual gas safety checks for their tenants.  The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham are responsible for their tenants’ safety, just…

Health and Safety Executive Release New Data for Fatalities at Work

The latest statistics for the amount of deaths and injuries which occurred in the last year have been released by the Health and Safety Executive. The new figures have shown…