Health, safety & environment - Health & safety management

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WORKPLACE - 29.11.2023

Pret fined for worker trapped in freezer

Pret has been fined after an employee was trapped in a freezer for more than two hours, where she tried to use croissant boxes to stave off hypothermia. How could this happen and what should be in place to prevent a similar occurrence?
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ENFORCEMENT - 16.11.2023

Working with your inspector

When a health and safety inspector calls, you may feel inclined to keep dialogue to a minimum, but taking a collaborative approach can pay off. Why is this and what are our top tips for dealing with the enforcing authorities?
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YOUNG PEOPLE - 16.11.2023

Company fined after work experience injury

A 16-year-old boy suffered serious injuries after becoming trapped under a tractor while on paid work experience. Why did the accident happen and how could it have been prevented?
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WORKING AT HEIGHT - 02.11.2023

Rail company fined after volunteer injured

A Welsh heritage train operator has been prosecuted after a volunteer fell from the top of a carriage. What went wrong and what obligations do you owe any volunteers?
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BEHAVIOUR - 02.11.2023

How perception influences safety behaviour

Perception, our subjective interpretation of reality, plays a significant role in shaping our behaviours and decision-making processes. Why is this important to your management of health and safety and how can you positively influence perception?
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WORK EQUIPMENT - 31.10.2023

Failure to guard conveyor led to serious injury

A worker had their palm completely degloved after being drawn into a conveyor system. What should have been in place to prevent this accident from occurring?
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LONE WORKING - 19.10.2023

Do lone workers know your procedures?

There are around eight million lone workers in the UK, making up 22% of the country’s total working population. A recent survey has highlighted that only 33% report concerns, yet 97% of companies have policies in place. Why is there such a discrepancy and how can you overcome it?
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What are “significant changes” in the workplace?

Significant workplace changes often require careful consideration, planning and implementation to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of workers. What types of change should be considered and how should you react to them?
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TRAINING - 19.10.2023

Safety training as a one-time event?

A common mistake the HSE identifies is that safety training is considered a one-off event rather than occurring on an ongoing basis. Why is it important to dispel this practice and ensure your employees receive regular, hazard-based training?
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