Health, safety & environment - Workplace

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WORK EQUIPMENT - 14.10.2020

Operator killed while high-pressure jetting

Following the death of an operator using jet-washing equipment, an employer has been fined £2 million. What are the dangers of using this machinery and what should you look for when hiring a contractor for this task?
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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?
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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?
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MACHINERY - 17.09.2020

Trapping hazards highlighted

A manufacturing business has been fined heavily after two separate accidents in which workers were trapped by moving machinery. What should be done to manage such hazards?
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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?
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WORK EQUIPMENT - 17.09.2020

Are you using the right trolleys?

A powder coating company has been fined after an employee suffered a serious injury to his lumbar vertebrae when a load fell in transit. What happened and in what way was the trolley inadequate for the task?
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Health, safety & environment - Workplace

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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?
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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.
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WORKPLACE - 03.09.2020

Government plans building safety overhaul

The draft Building Safety Bill published in July 2020 will lead to fundamental changes to the way that the safety of buildings is controlled in England. What’s on the horizon?
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