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 […]
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.
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The Spanish health and safety system is something rather complicated. First of all, to be understood, you must be conscious that their philosophical approach is paternalistic, where the focus is on what is done or not done, rather than the results and where the employer is the most responsible for it.
It is a highly bureaucratized system where everything has a legal screen and for some years very judicial. It is already very difficult to find Health & Safety Advisors who have not passed through a court due to some accident.
It is a great paradox where the people most concerned with Health and Safety are the most aggrieved by the system.
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Nobody was quite sure how the industry would react to the changes in the CDM Regulations or the replacement of the CDM Coordinator with the new Principal Designer role. Most of our clients have been recruiting CDM Consultants to advise designers on CDM 2015, enabling the organisation or client organisation to take on the role of Principal Designer.
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Although fatalities in the workplace have halved since 2001, the 2014/15 figures show an increase in fatalities with 142 deaths recorded compared with 136 for 2013/14. With around 78,000 reported RIDDOR injuries and over 28 million working days lost at an estimated cost of £14 billion, there’s still a long way to go. Continue reading “Health and Safety in the Workplace” »