OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH - 14.10.2020
Dust-focused inspection time
Inspectors across the country will be out and about checking to make sure that construction firms’ health standards are fit for purpose. What are they looking for?
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH - 28.09.2020
Employees’ health at risk from incompetent advice
Two health and safety consultants have been fined relating to their inadequate advice on occupational health. What happened and how can you avoid sharing the blame when an advisor gets it wrong?
ASBESTOS - 28.09.2020
When is it safe to handle asbestos?
You have a small asbestos outbuilding which is falling apart and needs to be taken down. Do you need to appoint an approved asbestos contractor or can you do it in-house?
VIBRATION - 17.09.2020
Enforcement insights: hand-arm vibration
The HSE has published an inspection and enforcement guide for inspectors to refer to when they’re out and about visiting businesses. How can you use this information to stay on the right side of the law?
RISK ASSESSMENT CLEANING BUSINESS PREMISES - 17.09.2020
Protecting your cleaning staff
A thorough cleaning regime is absolutely essential to prevent the spread of coronavirus within your premises, but if you’re not careful the staff doing the cleaning could be put at risk. Use our risk assessment to help keep them safe.
WORKPLACE - 03.09.2020
Pensioner killed in poorly lit stairwell
A case heard in Scotland concerned the death of an 80-year-old man who fell in the dark stairwell of a little used fire escape. How did the management company of the shopping centre fare in court?