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  • Be Proactive With Your Construction Health And Safety Inspections

    Be proactive with your construction health and safety inspections

    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 ...

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  • What Is Contractor Accreditation And Why Do You Need It?

    What Is Contractor Accreditation and Why Do You Need It?

    Statistics published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show there were 30 fatal injuries to workers in 2018/19, so it’s unsurprising the construction industry is widely regarded as one of the most dangerous. Contractor accreditation can help you reduce accidents, however, and showcase your business as a responsible member of the industry. So what ...

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  • What Are Retained Health And Safety Services, And Why Do You Need Them?

    What are retained health and safety services, and why do you need them?

    Under UK health and safety law every business needs access to competent health and safety advice that’s relevant to the dangers faced by their workers. It’s not always cost-effective to hire a member of staff to fulfil this role full-time, but there is a good alternative. Retained health and safety services provide access to professional ...

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  • Which Nebosh Health And Safety Training Course Should You Take?

    Which NEBOSH health and safety training course should you take?

    Health and safety training body – The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health, or NEBOSH, is an independent organisation offering health and safety training that’s recognised and respected around the world. Covering general health and safety management, environmental awareness, construction health and safety, and fire safety and risk management, a wide range of ...

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  • How Nudge Theory Can Help With Health And Safety

    How nudge theory can help with health and safety

    A behavioural nudge is a psychological technique used by organisations to encourage good decisions in various scenarios. Essentially, behavioural nudges can guide employees towards a favourable behaviour as opposed to a dangerous one.   Originally conceived by American economist, Richard Thaler, nudge theory has also been used by governments to change the status quo with ...

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  • How To Develop Safe Systems Of Work And Why You Need Them

    How to develop Safe Systems of Work and why you need them

    Safe Systems of Work (SSoWs) are designed to protect employees where workplace risks cannot be fully eliminated – a legal obligation for employers under the Health and Safety at Work Act, 1974. SSoWs are a fundamental element of health and safety for many businesses. They recognise that risks do exist in certain tasks, and define ...

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  • 5 Easy Steps For Smaller Businesses In Managing Health And Safety

    5 easy steps for smaller businesses in managing health and safety

    Managing health and safety can be daunting for smaller businesses with limited resources, but by implementing a few health and safety basics you can get to grips with your obligations as an employer and comply with the regulations. But where do you start with health and safety as a smaller organisation? Here are a few ...

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  • Fire Risk Assessment – Not Just Another Tick Box Exercise

    Fire Risk Assessment – not just another tick box exercise

    A fire risk assessment plays a fundamental role in our national health and safety regime. A fire rsik assessment is a mandatory requirement for commercial, industrial, and all other non-domestic premises. When used correctly a fire risk assessment can safeguard our workforces and help employers, landlords, and owners of non-residential buildings to meet their legal ...

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  • Are You A Duty Holder Under Cdm 2015? Here’s What You Need To Do

    Are you a duty holder under CDM 2015? Here’s what you need to do

    The UK Construction (Design & Management) regime was introduced to improve health and safety during construction projects. The latest version of the legislation, which took effect in 2015, brought in some changes, and if you’re a duty holder under CDM it’s important to understand your role within a project. Failing to comply with CDM regulations ...

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