Accidents can happen at any time, anywhere – even in the workplace. Because of this, it is important to be aware of the potential health and safety risks and hazards so that you know how to protect yourself from injury or illness. Here are some useful measures you can take to ensure your safety at work: Continue reading “Measures to take to keep yourself safe at work” »
There’s clearly a big risk associated with handling some of the substances that are deployed by businesses in an industrial setting. Jobs in manufacturing, engineering, medical and chemical research and many other fields could, without due care and attention, put workers in harm’s way. That’s why businesses must ensure they’re doing all they can to be protected against the potential hazards that come through working with chemicals.
But, what should you do to avoid injuries and accidents that could prove costly from a financial, emotional and reputational point of view? Continue reading “Dealing With Dangerous Chemicals: How To Ensure You’re Protected” »
Every employer in the UK has health and safety responsibilities as do many other organizations, in particular those which allow the public onto premises which they manage. This means that there are numerous opportunities for those wishing to make a career in this area. There does, however, seem to be some confusion about how to get the proverbial foot in the door, so here are some tips. Continue reading “How to Prepare for a Career in Health and Safety” »
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 welfare” of all those who work for them […]
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.
Continue reading “Infographic: Health and Safety Statistics 2015/16” »