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SAFE SYSTEMS OF WORK - 07.07.2022

Engineering firm fined over fatality

An engineering firm has been prosecuted after a worker was crushed to death whilst working under a 1,000 tonne press. What were the failings and what should have been done to prevent such a tragedy?
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MENTAL HEALTH - 04.07.2022

Mental health crisis in construction?

Mental health is a workplace challenge that is increasing, particularly in the construction industry. Why is this and what can you do to support your workers and avert problems in your business?
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BEHAVIOUR - 04.07.2022

Take Two - the difference between “safe” and “dangerous”

By applying the simple process of “Take Two” you can encourage your staff to stop and consider their safety before acting in an unsafe manner. What is the process and how easy is it to adopt?
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ASBESTOS - 04.07.2022

Failure to prevent exposure to asbestos

Two company directors have been fined after a refurbishment project at a former department store was found to have repeatedly disturbed asbestos-containing materials (ACMs). What were the failures and what can you do to prevent a similar outcome?
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ENFORCEMENT - 04.07.2022

Prepare for dust inspections

The HSE is targeting construction sites as part of a respiratory health inspection initiative and its Dust Kills campaign. How can you prepare?
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MACHINERY - 04.07.2022

Company fined after employee severs thumb

A timber company has been fined after a worker amputated his thumb when it came into contact with a moving saw blade. How could this have happened and what should you do to protect workers from dangerous moving parts?
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NEW AND EXPECTANT MOTHERS - 28.06.2022

New guidance for mums

The HSE has updated its guidance to employers regarding new and expectant mothers. What does this include and what must you do?
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RISK MANAGEMENT - 31.05.2022

How to conduct a performance review

Performance reviews indicate whether your health and safety system is effective in managing risk and protecting people. But it can be difficult to know what key indicators to include and how often it should be reviewed. Where should you start?
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NEW AND EXPECTANT MOTHERS - 28.06.2022

How often should an assessment be done?

The updated guidance says that you must undertake individual risk assessments for each new and expectant mother but does not state the frequency. Pregnancy has defined stages, so depending on your hazards and levels of risk to a pregnant worker you may find you have to undertake a “rolling” risk assessment which changes with the different stages. For example, tiredness may be a greater risk in the early stages, but as the baby bump grows being able to drive or manually handle may become more of a problem....
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