Tag Archives: health and safety

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Are you planning a firework display? Risk reduction advice for fireworks events.

Fireworks are a staple for celebrations such as Diwali, Bonfire Night and New Year’s Eve. When your business or organisation puts on a special event with fireworks, take precautions to…

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Safety incentive programmes in the workplace

As safety procedures are becoming paramount in the workplace, implementing a safety incentive programme can be an effective way to achieve higher safety standards. An incentive programme recognises workers for…

Could new H&S performance measurements affect your back pocket? Health and safety is about to get personal.

Health and safety is now a standard part of the modern business world.  The benefits to your business are well known, these can include: risk reduction, increased productivity, reduced insurance…

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Half of small projects fail HSE inspections

During 2016, HSE carried out a series of inspections at small refurbishment sites. The intention? To encourage construction firms to adopt and enforce robust health and safety standards.  Inspectors visited…

Workplace health and safety

Workplace safety – Avoid becoming a statistic

According to the latest statistics provided by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), health and safety standards in the workplace have declined slightly and fatal injuries are up 1.4%[1]. Advice…

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Health & Safety pushed to the fore as UK Sentencing Guidelines start to bite

Recent large criminal fines against businesses convicted of health and safety breaches make it clear Health & Safety Sentencing Guidelines, introduced on 1 February 2016, are starting to bite. Even…

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Beware the property death trap

Whether you own and maintain a commercial property or a series of residential properties, there are a number of associated risks such as fire prevention, flood risks, theft etc. One…

Health and safety in the construction industry

How dangerous is the UK construction industry?

The UK construction industry is amongst the safest in the world as a result of strict health and safety laws. The ‘long-term trend has seen the rate of fatalities more…

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Health and Safety: Employee engulfed in flames

A company has pleaded guilty to breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act after an employee was engulfed in flames in an industrial accident. Wolverhampton Crown Court heard how an…

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Foundry fined after a worker suffered serious burns

Bradford Crown Court heard how an employee of the foundry suffered burns after working with isopropanol and a paint-like solution. The bucket containing the solution caught fire, which set light to…