Health, safety & environment - Health & safety management

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LEGAL DUTIES - 10.04.2024

Are you responsible for criminal acts?

The incident of a Deliveroo driver biting off a customer’s thumb raises questions of liability when it comes to employee acts. What’s to know?
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ELECTRICAL TESTING - 10.04.2024

What’s hiding under your workers’ desks?

Where did that come from? With fewer managers being present, offices partially closed down, etc. due to changes in normal working routines bought on by the pandemic, you may find that employees have taken it upon themselves to bring in electrical equipment from home. For example, a heater or a fan may have been introduced that you are unaware of due to staff managing their own thermal comfort. ...
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CORPORATE GOVERNANCE - 10.04.2024

How should safety be managed on a business acquisition?

Shortly after one of our subscribers took over a business there was an accident caused by safety procedures being ignored. Will he get an easy ride from the HSE because it’s so soon after acquisition? And what could have been done better?
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FIRE SAFETY - 02.04.2024

Fire extinguisher guidelines updated

When determining how many fire extinguishers you need, their type, size and location, the most important source of guidance is the British Standards document BS5306-8. What changes were introduced in the latest update?
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TERRORISM - 26.03.2024

Are you prepared for a terrorist threat?

With new legislation on the horizon, you could do well to start thinking about your preparedness for terrorist threats. Fortunately, the government has provided some easy to use guidance. What’s available?
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LEGISLATION - 26.03.2024

50 years of formal health and safety

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (HSWA). Is it still relevant to your business?
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MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS - 14.02.2024

Can staff refuse to work for health and safety reasons?

If your workplace poses a risk to staff safety or mental health, can they refuse to work? What does the law state and how can you manage a tricky situation?
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HEALTH & SAFETY MONITORING - 12.03.2024

Effective checks on routine monitoring

You’ve introduced a set of forms and asked staff to record safety tasks including inspections, testing and maintenance. The idea is that a quick check of the documents will reassure you that each job is getting done. Or will it?
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OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY - 12.03.2024

World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2024

What is it? Every 28 April, the International Labour Organization commemorates the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, focusing on a timely theme related to occupational safety and health. Themed days. This year, the theme will focus on exploring the impacts of climate change on occupational safety and health. Changing weather patterns have notable impacts on the world of work, particularly affecting workers’ safety and health. Examples of occupational risks exacerbated by climate change include heat stress, air pollution, extreme weather events, an increase in diseases and exposure to chemicals. ...
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