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  • Using Fire Risk Assessments To Mitigate Blaze Risks

    Using Fire Risk Assessments to mitigate blaze risks

    Using fire risk assessments to mitigate blaze risks. The month of May saw the National Fire Chiefs Council promote Sprinkler Week to encourage a greater understanding of using fire sprinkler systems to mitigate the effects of a blaze. Fire sprinkler systems are essential in business and social settings to try to alleviate the risk of ...

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  • World Day For Safety And Health At Work 2022

    World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2022

    Today, organisations across the globe of all sizes and from all industries are being urged to mark World Day for Safety and Health at Work. World Day for Safety and Health at Work will mark its 20th anniversary next year and was first launched by the International Labour Organization to raise awareness about the need ...

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  • Health And Safety Employment Tribunals Rocket

    Health and safety employment tribunals rocket

    During the past few weeks, it has emerged that the number of employment tribunals citing health and safety fears were up three-fold last year. According to Personnel Today, more than 600 claims relating to health and safety concerns were lodged with employment tribunals in the year leading up to the end of March 2021, according ...

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  • World Bartender Day 2022

    World Bartender Day 2022

    Did you know that this Thursday is World Bartender Day? The global event is celebrated every year on February 24 to recognise the role that bartenders play in the hospitality industry. It might seem like a modern profession, but it is actually one of the oldest in the world and is said to have emerged ...

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  • Fears Raised That Health And Safety Skills Fell During Pandemic

    Fears raised that health and safety skills fell during pandemic

    Every sector has been hit hard by the pandemic but it is now emerging that it may have also wreaked havoc on health and safety skills in the construction industry. An article in the highly respected Construction News has revealed that since the pandemic began the number of businesses undertaking their usual levels of refresher ...

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  • Protect Your Workers From Falls

    Protect your workers from falls

    In one of our latest blogs we highlighted why it is so important that bosses do everything they can to protect their workers from falls. We highlighted that falls remains one of the highest cause of workplace deaths and that slips, trips and falls also account for more than 40 per cent of non-fatal injuries ...

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  • Is Your Construction Site Safe From Covid-19?

    Is your construction site safe from Covid-19?

    In the past few days new guidance has come out for the construction sector about how they can protect their workforce from Covid-19. The revised guidelines have been issued by The CLC (Construction Leader Council) following the Government revising its Covid-19 guidance to the public. The document, entitled Construction Sector – Site Operating Procedures Protecting ...

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  • Health And Safety Saves Lives

    Health and safety saves lives

    We completely understand why it’s easy for people to fall into the trap of thinking that health and safety is needless red tape but it really does save lives. The awful truth is during 2020-2021 more than 140 people were killed in work accidents across Great Britain. More half of these fatal injuries were suffered ...

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  • The Cost Of Falls In The Workplace

    The cost of falls in the workplace

    Falls in the workplace have a huge impact on people’s lives and businesses. The latest figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have revealed that the highest cause of workplace deaths continues to be employees falling from height which claimed the lives of 35 people in Great Britain in 2020-2021. During the same time ...

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  • Are You Managing Plan B Restrictions In Your Workplace?

    Are you managing Plan B restrictions in your workplace?

    During the past few days there has been lots more debate about Plan B restrictions as we edge closer to their review date on 26 January. The Prime Minister has said he hopes England can ‘ride out’ the latest Covid wave without the need to extend the current Plan B restrictions. Despite the fact the ...

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  • Could Your Business Survive A Health And Safety Fine?

    Could your business survive a health and safety fine?

    In recent years, health and safety fines in the UK have steadily risen, with fines for the most serious offences topping £1 million. As we revealed last week, during 2020/21 hundreds of organisations were prosecuted for health and safety breaches. In total £26.9 million of health and safety fines were given out and the average ...

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  • Work-Related Ill Health Leads To £26.9 Million Of Fines For Firms

    Work-related ill health leads to £26.9 million of fines for firms

    The latest figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have revealed more than 1.7 million workers suffered from work-related ill health during the past year. Around half of those affected were suffering stress, depression or anxiety, about 500,000 were dealing with work-related musculoskeletal disorders, 400,000 sustained a non-fatal injury at work and 93,000 believe ...

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