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Are You Making These Risk Assessment Blunders?
Are You Making These Risk Assessment Blunders?

Value Risk Assessment The UK sees 170 fatal injuries at work every year, according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). With over 100,000 injuries.  And that’s just the reported…

The Vulnerable Population and their Care
The Vulnerable Population and their Care

The Vunerable and Their Health Care The health and social care institution is concerned with a predominantly vulnerable group of people, which includes the sick, the elderly, and those with…

When Safety Doesn’t Keep Up With Manufacturing Changes
When Safety Doesn’t Keep Up With Manufacturing Changes

If you stay working with one company for long enough you’ll be certain to see some changes. Unfortunately for one worker at Vauxhall in Ellesmere Port 43 years saw changes…

Don’t Slip Up When It Comes To Trips And Falls At Work
Don’t Slip Up When It Comes To Trips And Falls At Work

Did you know that businesses have to foot a bill of around £512 million every single year because of people slipping up or tripping over? It can seem as though…

When Is A Risk Assessment Not A Risk Assessment?
When Is A Risk Assessment Not A Risk Assessment?

When is a Risk Assessment not a Risk Assessment It is a truth universally acknowledged that it is generally preferable to complete a risk assessment before carrying out a particular…

Fatality at the Paper Plant Lands Paper Firm with a £70,000 Fine

Safety at work breach lands Merley £70,000 fine A woman lost her life while working at a paper firm in Corby in March 2009. The employee, Desanka Todorovic, was aged 44…

What Can YOU Really Do To Reduce The Risks Around Your Workplace?

Accidents happen all the time and they can happen absolutely anywhere, even at work. According to HSE (Health and Safety Executive), in the 2011/2012 health and safety statistics, 1.1 million…

Caustic Soda Burn Results in Fine for Aerospace Firm

An Essex worker was injured while working at an aerospace company in November 2011. The 39 year old man, who has asked not to be named, was cleaning out a…

Fines for Wimbledon Firm after Irresponsible Demolition Work

The public and workers were put at risk due to the activity of a construction firm in Wimbledon. AA Construction were found to be dropping materials and littering the site…

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…

Risk management and assessment of construction safety measures

Construction, the most dangerous land-based work, is fraught with a number of fatalities and risks. There is a large incidence rate of fatal occupational injuries in most construction sites. The…

Legionnaires Disease and Your Duties

The recent outbreak of Legionnaires Disease has resulted in 61 suspected cases in Edinburgh.  Most of the people who have been affected are male between the ages of 30 and…