Brexit and health and safety law

Will BREXIT affect Health & Safety in the UK?

Neil Munro Health & Safety

Now that we are starting to see some positive progression with COVID-19, we can start to look at other pressing matters.  Like, will Brexit affect health and safety in the UK? Thankfully largely ignored during the pandemic, Brexit is still going on in the background, and the UK is still due to officially leave the EU at the end of …

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How Effective is PPE Against COVID-19?

Neil Munro Health & Safety

While the majority of us stay at home and observe lock-down procedures, some people – key workers, emergency services, and NHS staff – cannot avoid being in an exposure area and the only real option is protection.  But with so many conflicting pieces of information coming from different sources, how can the people that need it be sure that it …

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Effective PPE for COVID-19

Neil Munro Health & Safety

As we enter the third week of lockdown, the Governments advice remains the same; avoid contact with others and stay indoors wherever possible.  But this isn’t realistic for everyone, and many still have to put themselves at risk through their jobs, so protection rather than prevention becomes their priority. But this is a fast-moving situation, and official recommendation on protection …

Working from home safely

Working from Home Safely

Neil Munro Health & Safety

Sounds stupid right?  You just grab your laptop, bugger off home set up on your kitchen table or your sofa…or stay in bed and you’re good to go right?  Well because you or your staff are still at work there are still requirements that should be followed to ensure their safe and remain well. In short you should have a …

What is the HSE’s Advice on Coronavirus?

Neil Munro Health & Safety

As the UK sees its biggest daily rise in confirmed coronavirus cases, the Health & safety executive is keen to ensure that those currently unaffected in the workplace remain so. Coronavirus – now officially designated Covid-19 – is fast taking on pandemic proportions globally and the Worlds Governments are scrambling to contain it as much as possible. One of the …

Health and safety measures

5 Health and Safety measures to protect your staff!

Neil Munro Health & Safety

Adopting health and safety measures such as safe working practices specific to your industry helps you remain compliant with UK health and safety laws, and protects your staff from injury at work. Some industries are more prone to accidents so the requirements can vary to some degree, but there are fundamental measures that all employers must follow. So what are …

Improving Construction Site Safety This Winter

4 Ways of Improving Construction Site Safety This Winter

Neil Munro Health & Safety

It can be difficult to manage health and safety on a construction site at any time of year, but given the potential for accidents during the colder months, how can you improve construction site safety this winter? Health and Safety Executive (HSE) statistics for 2018/19 show 1.31 per 100,000 construction workers suffered a fatal injury at work – a figure …

Health and safety consultancy

What should you look for in a health and safety consultancy?

Neil Munro Health & Safety

Health and safety is commonly seen as a burden for business owners, particularly if there isn’t a suitable person within the firm to deal with issues arising on a day-to-day basis. There is an alternative, however – a good health and safety consultancy can provide vital support. As an employer you must provide a safe working environment for your staff …

Construction health and safety inspections

Be proactive with your construction health and safety inspections

Neil Munro Health & Safety

Figures published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show that construction is still one of the most dangerous industries in the UK. Although there’s been a general downward trend in accidents and fatalities over the last 20 years, an average of 30 fatal and 4,872 non-fatal injuries were reported by employers under RIDDOR in 2018/19.¹ Undertaking construction health and …