FIRST AID - 14.10.2020
Fresh advice on first aid
The HSE has revamped its web-based first aid information, bringing together the latest developments on the subject. It covers the arrangements you should have for delivering first aid as well as how to manage training needs at this time.
ENFORCEMENT - 28.09.2020
Are HSE inspectors undertaking normal inspections?
Q. We have been told that HSE inspectors are not completing their regular health and safety inspections at the moment. Why is this? A. Standard inspections have been replaced with those that are focused almost solely on compliance with coronavirus rules. However, inspectors are still following up on reportable accidents and complaints about health and safety standards on site. The lack of visits certainly shouldn’t be a reason to relax your approach to compliance. ...
PPE - 03.09.2020
PPE is not enough
An auditor has said that although you’re providing the correct gloves and masks for the job, you’re not doing enough to control the risk from chemicals. What is the “hierarchy of risk control” they’ve referenced, and how must you apply it?
STATISTICS - 03.09.2020
Workplace fatalities reduce to record low
The HSE’s provisional figures for 2019/20 show that the number of workers killed was 111. How significant is this and do the statistics show which activities carry the greatest risk?
CORONAVIRUS - FIRST AID AT WORK POLICY - 02.07.2020
Incorporating coronavirus into your first aid policy
When carrying out first aid treatment, there’s the new risk of coronavirus to take into account. Use our new template document to bring your own policy into line with the expected precautions.
CORONAVIRUS - FIRST AID - 11.06.2020
First aid implications of coronavirus
As businesses reopen but with coronavirus continuing to be a threat, what changes might you need to make to your first aid arrangements? And what instruction should you provide to your first aiders?