How can you protect your firm from Government Health and Safety Regulations?

How can you protect your firm from Government Health and Safety Regulations?

Neil Munro Health & Safety

Many businesses are growing increasingly frustrated with an ever-increasing workload generated by more and more Government health and safety regulations. Keeping up to date with the latest regulations can be a minefield for firms and when things go wrong, business owners are left facing the risk of prosecution, fines or even jail. In 2020 businesses have had even more to …

HSE Business Plan Means More Scrutiny of Principle Designers

HSE Business Plan Means More Scrutiny of Principle Designers

Neil Munro CDM

Once the building industry gets back up and running properly following COVID, the HSE have started working on the HSE business plan which likely includes more focus on Principle Designers on building projects that come under its investigation.  This was a move that was announced late 2019, but the lack of serious construction work since then has meant that there …

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 …

How effective is PPE againsy Covid (Small)

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 …

Effective ppe

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?

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 …