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ISO45001 - Health and Safety Management
ISO 45001 – Why bother with health and safety management systems?

ISO 45001 is the new internationally recognised occupational health and safety management system replacing ISO 18001 standard – this is why you should implement it, today. According to statistics quoted…

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Can you legally take time off because of hot weather?

Can you legally take time off because of hot weather? Summer is certainly here – is there a legal limit when it comes to working in high temperatures? Having recently…

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When employees sabotage their own health and safety

A group of builders has found a loophole in the rules banning shorts on their site – but it’s not as funny as they think. Several U.K. newspapers picked up…

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The workplace is no place for risks

Risk-taking is unacceptable when it comes to issues of health and safety, but why do some people still do it, and how can you move away from a risk-taking culture?…

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Health and safety advice from a UN weapons inspector

A UN weapons inspector may be used to working with bioweapons – but their health and safety advice is still useful. The Guardian newspaper recently ran a report on accidents…

Robotics in construction
Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and the Construction Industry

Technology is already changing the way we work – but does it threaten jobs in the construction industry? Technology has dramatically changed the workplace in recent years, and several industries…

Man with Melon and Goggles
Has health and safety gone too far?

People often say “health and safety has gone too far”. But are they right? Complaints about health and safety are increasingly common; criticism from tabloid newspapers is increasingly loud and…

Health and Safety Statistics
How are the new HSE sentencing guidelines working out?

When HSE sentencing guidelines were strengthened, we predicted a large rise in fines – now we review the evidence. As part of a continued commitment to raising standards, sentences for…

health and wellbeing distraught construction worker
When HR and health and safety need to join forces

In many organisations, health and safety measures are deployed to protect employees against physical dangers. Touchy-feely subjects based on emotions are left to the human resources department. Unfortunately, this means…

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OFSTED inspector kicks off a health and safety row

In this day and age, it is rare to hear a civil servant calling for children to be exposed to risky situations. But when Ofsted chief Amanda Spielman accused schools…

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What can you learn from Romanian site health and safety?

Lax health and safety standards may be amusing – until someone gets hurt. When visiting a foreign country, It is always interesting to observe the workplace habits of one’s peers….

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New health and safety sentencing guidelines begin to bite

Changes to health and safety laws are having an effect – and offenders are paying a heavy price. When the Government introduced tougher sentencing rules in 2016, the aim was…

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