Health and Safety is imperative in any industry, but in construction it’s even more important. Following the correct practices can be the difference between life and death. Here is everything that you need to know about health and safety whilst working in the construction industry. Continue reading “What You Need to Know About Health and Safety Practices in Construction” »
While the world of health and safety might not immediately be viewed as a glamorous one, it isn’t a career choice that should just be disregarded. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 imposes a duty on all employers “to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and […]
Whether you’re clearing a gutter or your employees are working on a roof, any tasks completed above the ground must be conducted carefully with health and safety firmly in mind. Even the shortest fall can result in serious injury, while more significant falls can even result in fatalities. Continue reading “How to Work Safely at Height: 5 Essential Tips” »
As a health and safety officer it is your job to ensure that a culture of safety is present at your workplace.
That means ensuring regulations are adhered to and procedures reviewed when necessary, safety inspections and equipment inspections are carried out, and other duties that work towards keeping employees and visitors safe are completed. Continue reading “What Health and Safety Professionals Need to Know About Defibrillators” »
With 2017 upon us, let’s take a look at the ways in which the health and safety industry has changed in 2016 Continue reading “Looking Back on 2016: Changes to the Industry” »
One of the most important aspects of being successful in a health and safety manager role is experience in health and safety. However, experience does not count for everything, so we’ve taken a look at the other common key skills and competencies required to be a great health and safety manager. Continue reading “What do Companies Look for in a Health and Safety Manager?” »
Following on the success of our 2014/15 health and safety infographic, we have analysed the 2015/16 annual safety stats and are pleased to provide this year’s infographic which we hope will not only improve the accessibility of the stats reported on in the HSE’s own PDF but make some of the information hidden inside their supporting Excel documents more visible to the wider safety community as well as providing a year on year comparison for much of the key statistics.
The importance of appropriate Chemical Hazard PPE
When operating in an area where there is a possibility or likelihood of chemical hazard, employees must be provided with appropriate chemical safety Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as standard. They must also know how to wear it correctly and understand its purpose. Once provided with chemical PPE it is the employee’s responsibility to deploy it where chemical hazards are suspected or in evidence.
Continue reading “Chemical Safety Head To Toe” »
It may not happen very often, but when the UK is sweltering in a heatwave it’s not always everyone’s idea of paradise.
If you’ve ever been stuck on the London Underground on a particularly hot summer’s day, you’ll know the feeling! As the UK has just ‘enjoyed’ the hottest September day in over 100 years, the issue of workplace temperature has once again been raised.
The rules that govern the temperature of indoor workplace are covered by the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992.
Continue reading “Workplace temperature: What employers need to know” »
These days, job hunting involves submitting your CV across a number of platforms in order to maximise your chances of securing your ideal job. You will usually be required to submit your CV via email or a web form on an employer or agency website. It’s all very familiar to anyone who […]