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Your New Year’s Health and Safety Resolutions

Your New Year’s Health and Safety Resolutions After all the fireworks, champagne and party nibbles settle – it’s time to crack on ahead with 2017, with some fresh new resolutions. The past year has seen plenty of health and safety headlines – so let’s make this year the safest one yet! And to get you… Read the Full Post

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Fight Falls from Heights with Ladders

Falls from Heights Falls from heights are the largest contributors to serious injuries and fatalities at building and construction sites. Most of these incidents are entirely preventable with a risk assessment and the use of appropriate equipment. Ladders are some of the simplest equipment that can be used, yet surprisingly their misuse is the cause… Read the Full Post

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Is your health and safety documentation up-to-date?

The alarming case of a gardener trapped under a ride-on lawn mower has emphasised the importance of maintaining accurate health and safety documentation. The 30-year old groundskeeper was trapped underwater by the mower after it rolled down a steep bank and into a lake. What makes this story unusual Agricultural accidents on country estates are… Read the Full Post

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Health and Safety Training: Keeping risk assessments up to date in the workplace

There are very basic requirements that every business must keep abreast of to make sure there are acceptable levels of comfort and security in the workplace, and most businesses, having been put through some degree of health and safety training, will be aware of this. The Basic Workplace Risk Assessment The most rudimentary requirements are… Read the Full Post

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Do You Need Risk Assessments for Cleaning the Office?

Workplace Risk assessments are required for all jobs, even if you have been performing the same tasks for many years. When you are an employer you will need to establish the various hazards that come with each of the jobs and discover what hazards are there. While you may not think cleaning is very hazardous… Read the Full Post

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Television Star Anna Ryder Richardson Devastated by Fine After Child Injured at Wildlife Park

Anna Ryder Richardson has come to her defence after her wildlife park was fined £70,000 for breaching health and safety laws. The TV star runs the Wildlife Park with Colin MacDougall, her husband and both were present at Swansea Crown Court to hear the verdict. The HSE prosecuted the company after a child was injured… Read the Full Post

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Keep the Public Safe with the Help of Training

Public Safety in the news In recent weeks the news has been filled with some tragic incidents. One of the sad incidents involves the death of a child who was killed by a falling wall as she walked behind her mother.  Three year old Meg Burgess was crushed by a five foot concrete wall. When… Read the Full Post

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Start with a Risk Assessment, Health and Safety Laws Apply to All Businesses

If you are an employer or work for yourself you must be aware that you are completely responsible for the health and safety in your business. In order to reduce the risks posed to you and your employees there are precautions you should follow and health and safety laws to ensure everyone stays safe from… Read the Full Post

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Human Resources: The Cost of Tribunals

In the changing world of the 21st Century, the shape of the workplace is changing to reflect the changing society and its norms and behaviours. Blame society British society has increasingly begun to reflect its counterpart US society where blame and automatic questions of compensation and responsibility are banded around. Walk down any UK large High… Read the Full Post

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Fines for Employees after Worker Killed at Work

M and M Contracting Ltd, a company that specialised in producing doors and windows were discovered to have many safety failings after the death of one of their workers in their premises in Leyton. The 55 year old worker was new to the job and had only been employed for ten days when he lost… Read the Full Post

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