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COMPETENCY - 21.05.2024

Lack of health and safety provision for staff

Survey results. A recent survey of 256 safety leaders by sustainability company ERM found that 94% of respondents reported increased expectations from their employees over the last three years, with only 2% believing health and safety professionals are fully equipped to keep pace with the rapidly changing stakeholder needs. ...
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VEHICLES - 21.05.2024

Rethinking views on traffic incidents

Work-related injury? National Highways is concerned that there are five deaths on UK roads each day. There are 500,000 heavy goods vehicles registered in the UK with 5m vans, 1m company cars and 14m in the grey fleet. Considering this makes up around half of all vehicles on the road, a large proportion of these accidents will be work-related. Yet they are currently not reportable under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 . ...
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TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT - 21.05.2024

£1.2m fine after worker hit by wagon

A metals recycling company has been fined £1.2m after a worker was injured after being struck by a wagon at a processing site. How did this happen and what reasonably practicable control measures would have prevented it?
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PPE - 21.05.2024

How to protect against hand injuries

Workers’ hands are exposed to a multitude of hazards in the workplace. Selecting appropriate gloves is essential for ensuring their hands remain safe. Along with size, what else should be considered when purchasing hand protection?
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FIRE SAFETY - 21.05.2024

Do you need a compartmentation survey?

A fire risk assessor has noted that your building has many defects which would allow a fire to spread and reduce the time to escape. You’ve been instructed to commission a “compartmentation survey”. What might this involve?
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WORKPLACE - 21.05.2024

Beauty and safety should go hand in hand

Beauty rooms, nail bars and hairdressing salons are increasingly popular. But what can go wrong if you don’t plan for the health and safety of workers and clients? What are the essential steps you should take to keep your salon free from harm?
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RISK ASSESSMENT - 27.02.2024

Company fined after 21-year-old worker dies

A company has been fined £67,000 after a young employee lost his life. What were the circumstances of the accident and what should have been in place to prevent this tragic event?
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RISK ASSESSMENT - 10.04.2024

The cost of not paying attention to risk assessments

Whilst undertaking risk assessments can be seen as a bit of a chore, doing so is a necessary part of keeping your workplace safe. What can go wrong with inadequate risk assessments?
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RIDDOR - 09.05.2024

RIDDOR guidance updated - what’s new?

The HSE has updated its guidance regarding the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013. What do you need to know?
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