One of the biggest threats to workplace Health and Safety in this country is apathy. It’s not fair to say, in the majority of cases, that company bosses and managers don’t care about the safety of their workforces and subcontractors however, all too often health and safety matters are left to slide. When bosses are …

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So, today we have a question for you. Do you know what a nursing home, yoghurt manufacturer, theme park, housing association, recycling company, a senior school and a logistics firm all have in common? The answer is they’ve all been fined for health and safety breaches during the past three months. Altogether, they have faced …

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CDM regulations

In last week’s blog we revealed details of a very sad case in which a sub-contractor suffered serious injuries when a stack of plasterboards fell on him at a construction site he was working on in Surrey in breach of the CDM regulations. The case illustrated not only the dangers facing workers on construction sites …

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Risks on construction

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recently revealed the details a sad case in which a sub-contractor suffered serious injuries when a stack of plasterboards fell on him at a construction site he was working on in Surrey. The sub-contractors were moving sheets of plasterboard weighing 32kg each from the ground floor to the second …

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health and safety breaches

Last month, the HSE began the search for its new Director of Legal Services. This is interesting because this is a brand new position that has been created at the organisation following the HSE’s recent Chief Executive-led review. The HSE said the new role was pivotal and would contribute to directly to public confidence in …

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covid health and safety

Businesses have had a lot to contend with once again in recent weeks. Whilst some businesses are continuing their normal day-to-day operations as best they can others have had to temporarily close their workplaces once more or manage staff working from home. Whatever group your business falls into it’s essential that you carry out appropriate …

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positive health and safety

It’s that time of year again when we’re either congratulating ourselves on still keeping up with our New Year’s Resolutions or quietly hoping that no one else will notice we’ve already let them slide. Maybe being stuck indoors a lot recently has made you determined to get more exercise this year or maybe you want …

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keeping safe during lockdown

For many businesses the introduction of another national lockdown earlier this week was a bitter pill to swallow. It’s disheartening to know that so many businesses have had to close their doors once again as the country battles to halt the latest rise in Coronavirus cases. However, we are aware that many of our colleagues …

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health and safety breaches 1

We all know Health & Safety is a serious matter but all too often company bosses treat the subject with a sense of weariness or complacency. When directors are trying to juggle the complexities of running their day-to-day operation whilst managing their strategic goals, Health & Safety can easily become something that slips off their …

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