CONSTRUCTION - 19.10.2023
Do you have RAAC?
Reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) has hit the headlines this summer, with mass closures of public buildings without notice. Should you be taking action to mitigate the risks of RAAC at your own premises?
ACCIDENTS - 04.10.2023
Only careless people have accidents?
There are several common myths that persist in various workplaces which can lead to misinformation about safety practices. We take a look at a common myth that only careless people have accidents. How can this misperception affect your business?
ACCIDENTS - 27.04.2023
Scrutinise incidents to acceptable level
If an accident occurs in your workplace, you may be uncertain as to the level of detail required to fully investigate it. What are the HSE recommendations and how can a “why-why” analysis help identify causes so you can prove that you investigated to an appropriate level?
FIRST AID - 26.01.2023
Is first aid training every three years sufficient?
Annual refresher. You arrange for your first aiders to be retrained every three years. But they’ve returned from the course saying they should receive annual training too. Is this correct? If first aiders don’t use their knowledge between courses they may forget vital details which is why the HSE’s guidance states that although it’s not mandatory, it “strongly recommends first aiders undertake annual refresher training”. ...
NEAR-MISS REPORTING - 11.01.2023
See it, sort it, report it
If you’re looking for a way to involve your staff in near-miss reporting, use our simple form to launch an initiative that rewards your teams for not turning a blind eye. What’s involved and is it expensive to implement?
ACCIDENT REPORTING - 20.12.2022
What’s a BI 510 accident form?
The Accident Book, or BI 510 form, is required by law to record and report details of specified work-related injuries and incidents. It enables businesses to comply with the social security and health and safety legislation, including the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 . The book contains 50 perforated accident record forms. It can be purchased direct from the HSE from £6.67 (see The next step ). Tip. Whilst only certain injuries and illnesses require this form to be completed, it’s a good idea to keep track of all minor injuries as this can help you with trend analysis and setting the direction of your health and safety policy. ...