Health, safety & environment - Health & safety management

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EMERGENCY PLANNING - 01.07.2024

Is your educational establishment ready for an emergency?

Emergency preparedness in educational and childcare settings is crucial for ensuring the safety and wellbeing of students, staff and visitors. It plays a critical role in mitigating risks and effectively responding to unplanned and unforeseen situations. What should you include in your plan?
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MACHINERY GUARDS - 01.07.2024

Pizza maker fined after workers caught up in machinery

One of the nation’s largest producers of supermarket pizzas has been fined £800,000 after two workers suffered serious injuries at its factory in Bolton. What were the failures and how can you prevent injuries when working with machinery?
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WORK EXPERIENCE - 17.06.2024

Does work experience involve a lot of paperwork?

You are considering hosting a work experience student but are concerned that you’ll need to submit many risk assessments and policies to satisfy the placement organiser. What does the HSE’s latest guidance say about this?
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SEASONAL WORK - 04.06.2024

Protect seasonal and temporary workers

The summer months are often a time to expand your workforce to keep up with seasonal variations in workload. What should you do to keep inexperienced workers safe in the course of their employment?
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SICKNESS ABSENCE - 03.06.2024

Managing dismissals for long-term sickness absence

If an employee’s long-term sickness absence starts to become protracted to the point where you’re contemplating their dismissal, how should you go about dealing with that?
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CHEMICAL SAFETY - 03.06.2024

Know your hazard and precautionary statements

All substances are supplied with a label and a safety data sheet (SDS) which gives you information about the properties of the chemical. But what is a hazard or precautionary statement, what information is provided and how should you use this?
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Health, safety & environment - Health & safety management

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SICKNESS ABSENCE - 03.06.2024

Managing dismissals for long-term sickness absence

If an employee’s long-term sickness absence starts to become protracted to the point where you’re contemplating their dismissal, how should you go about dealing with that?
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COMPETENCY - 21.05.2024

Lack of health and safety provision for staff

Survey results. A recent survey of 256 safety leaders by sustainability company ERM found that 94% of respondents reported increased expectations from their employees over the last three years, with only 2% believing health and safety professionals are fully equipped to keep pace with the rapidly changing stakeholder needs. ...
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WORK EXPERIENCE - 17.06.2024

Does work experience involve a lot of paperwork?

You are considering hosting a work experience student but are concerned that you’ll need to submit many risk assessments and policies to satisfy the placement organiser. What does the HSE’s latest guidance say about this?
Read more

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