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 …

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 …

What Is Contractor Accreditation and Why Do You Need It?

What Is Contractor Accreditation and Why Do You Need It?

Neil Munro Health & Safety

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 exactly does third party accreditation …

Retained health and safety services

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

Neil Munro Health & Safety

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 advice when it’s needed, helping …

Health and safety training

Which NEBOSH health and safety training course should you take?

Neil Munro Health & Safety

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 training is available. So which …

Help with health and safety

How nudge theory can help with health and safety

Neil Munro Health & 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 regard to national issues like …

Develop Safe Systems of Work

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

Neil Munro Health & Safety

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 the procedures to be undertaken …