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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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What can business learn from football’s mistakes?

With the recent death of Sir Bobby Charlton questions are being raised about sports equipment and practices. But is there anything that businesses can learn from sport’s dawning acknowledgement that repetitive tasks can hurt people?
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Why offer ‘flu jabs?

Free ‘flu jabs for staff. Offering free on-site ‘flu vaccinations or encouraging employees to seek ‘flu vaccination in the community can bring many benefits to your business, including potentially reducing sickness absence. Benefits to your business. Implementing a vaccination programme can reduce absenteeism through seasonal illness resulting in improved productivity and less cost to your business, especially if you pay during periods of sick leave. ...
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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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GAS SAFETY - 16.11.2023

Managing risk from compressed gases

The British Compressed Gases Association has issued new guidance regarding managing the risk from workplace gases. What’s included?
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Refurbishment firm fined for failing to protect its workers

An alloy wheel refurbishment company has been fined for multiple health and safety failings. What were they and what can you learn from this case?
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TRANSPORT - 04.10.2023

Haulage company fined after worker dies from injuries

Even though a risk assessment and adequate controls had been implemented, a worker fell 1.2m from a loading bay and died whilst accessing the rear of his lorry. What went wrong and how can you avoid a similar accident at your site?
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WORKPLACE - 20.09.2023

Help prevent slips, trips and falls

With wetter months approaching now is a good time to review your policy and procedures for preventing slips, trips and falls in the workplace. What should you be considering and are there any further controls that could be applied?
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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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