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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 ones! None of us want to be a part of these statistics. But are you taking the right health and safety risk assessment to avoid… Read the Full Post

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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 disabilities. The management of their individual needs and daily care delivery presents certain risks that can result in their harm, as well as harm to… Read the Full Post

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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 which resulted in his death. Manufacturing Changes Ian Heard joined the company at the age of 16 as an apprentice, and throughout 43 years of… Read the Full Post

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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 a slip or a trip is a relatively minor accident, but in fact the costs are tremendous, and not just financially. In addition to the… Read the Full Post

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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 job, rather than writing the risk assessment up afterwards. However, this is a truth which seemed to pass one Lincolnshire company by. This week Grantham… Read the Full Post

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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 and working at the Merley Paper Converters at the time of the accident. He was stood waiting to collect some flat pack boxes when several… Read the Full Post

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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 workers have suffered from a work-related illness. You are responsible for the health and safety of every single one of your employees while they are… Read the Full Post

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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 tank that contained caustic soda. While cleaning some of the sodium hydroxide crystals were flicked into his face causing burns to his eye lid and… Read the Full Post

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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 by concerned local residents. The materials were being dropped onto the paths and the road even though there was a school very close by. The… Read the Full Post

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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 of the assessments is to identify what the health and safety risks are that come from working activities within your business. If you have five… Read the Full Post

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