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The implications of leaving the EU on health and safety in Britain

19-02-2017

Since the introduction of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, workplace health and safety regulations have steadily developed into the set of laws, regulations and standards we have today.

Furthermore, many of the regulations and standards British companies have to adhere to have come from Eu…

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Why health and safety are essentials in the workplace

20-06-2016

The phrase ‘health and safety’ often brings to mind the image of a school inspector examining corridors meticulously for trip hazards. But there’s more to it than that; health and safety is there to protect workers from unsafe environments, such as the Sport’s Direct centre which required mo…

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How to ensure your staff wear safety gear

03-03-2016

Photo shows people wearing personal protective equipmentIn many workplaces, personal protective equipment (PPE) is an essential part of keeping employees safe. From Hi Vis jackets to safety goggles, your business might use a range of different equipment. But sometimes it can be difficult to convince staff to wear safety gear at all times. Here are five g…

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How to focus on completing your NEBOSH National General Certificate

01-02-2016

Photo shows a group of adults in a training sessionAchieving the appropriate qualifications for your job is challenging. You may have to study and train, while you’re working. Finding the time to balance both can leave you stressed out and, in general, tired.

But it is worth the investment, especially when your job requires health and safety kn…

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Reducing accidents at work - it’s easier than it may seem!

19-01-2016

In the past year alone (2014/15), approximately 1.2 million people suffered from a work related disease. To put it into perspective, that’s approximately 1 in 60 people. This is also equivalent to 27.3 million working days being lost because of work-related illnesses and injuries, or over £14 billio…

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What you need to know about fire safety in the workplace

24-09-2015

Photo shows firefighters tackling a fireFire safety is an issue that no firm can afford to ignore. If you let risk management standards slip when it comes to this issue, the consequences could be disastrous for your personnel, premises, finances and reputation. The fact is, the majority of blazes are preventable, as long as you adopt the …

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Male workers 20 times more likely than females to die at work

20-04-2015

Photo shows a woman wearing personal protective equipmentAccording to a recent data analysis from health and safety consultants Arinite, between the years of 2009 and 2014 male workers were more than 20 times as likely as females to suffer a fatality whilst at work.

In 2013/14 alone, 85 male workers died on the job compared to just four women. Of those…

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Eight tips for safely setting up and running a warehouse

28-03-2014

Photo shows the inside of a warehouseWhen it comes to setting up a warehouse, your staff safety should be top priority, closely followed by arranging the space to fit the most in. This can take a lot of planning and often needs to be laid out to exact specifications. There are many things you need to consider but to help you out, here …

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Why competency and good health and safety management go hand in hand

24-03-2014

Photo shows workers in front of a graphCompetency is something which employers are looking for in industries of every kind. Before searching for flair, employers need to know that a candidate has precisely what it takes to take care of each part of a job effectively and efficiently.

One area in which competency is particularly important…

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11-02-2014

How to avoid injury at work

10-02-2014

Photo shows a woman with one arm in a slingNo matter what environment you work in, from construction to the office, there are accidents just waiting to trip us up! Many people think that accidents only happen in dangerous working environments, but in fact, they can happen anywhere. Some of the most common workplace accidents are slips, trips…

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Essential protective equipment and clothing for the workplace

10-02-2014

Photo shows a welder wearing protective clothingThere are dangers of varying degrees in just about every professional environment, from restaurant kitchens to factories, warehouses, building sites and road works – even offices to some extent. This is why it is essential to consider ways to reduce risks of injury and accident at work.

Thankfull…

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Is your wood workshop safe?

20-08-2013

image of a man working with woodAccording to a report published in December 2012 by the HSE, the major accident rate for wood-workers is 17% above the national average for all kinds of machine workers. Such incidents could cost your business huge amounts of compensation, and further problems whilst you wait for a valued member of …

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Firm fined for failing to hold insurance

19-08-2013

picture shows a solar panelA Sunderland firm has been fined for failing to hold statutory insurance that enables employees to claim compensation should they be injured at work.

An investigation was carried out by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following information received suggesting Sun Spirit Ltd. was uninsured.

O…

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Tips for improving electrical safety in the workplace

24-06-2013

Photo shows a high voltage warning signElectricity is such an integral part of everyday life that it is easy to forget how dangerous it can be. At home or at work, we use lights, computers and other appliances without a second thought – only questioning their safety when something goes wrong.

In the UK, more than 1,000 electrical inj…

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Making your business a safer place with mobile communication

20-12-2012

Many workplace environments are constantly working toward improving communication because it directly affects safety and business. Over the course of the day, co-workers must communicate from office to office, from office to warehouse, and from the workplace to out in the field. The ability to get i…

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13-03-2012

Health and Safety Case Law

06-05-2011

The case law page of www.healthsafetynews.co.uk has been updated.

Health and Safety News is now on Twitter

03-05-2011

HealthSafetyNews.co.uk is now on Twitter.

To keep up-to-date with the site, you can now follow it at http://twitter.com/HealthSafety

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China clay company prosecuted after worker fell into machinery

01-04-2011

Imerys Minerals Ltd, pleaded guilty to failing to ensure the safety of staff engaged in manually loading bags onto conveyors.

Gerald Dahlstrom was seriously injured when he was drawn into machinery used to flatten bags.

The company was fined £30,000 for breaching Section 2(1) of the Health and Safe…

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