Health & safety laws exist to protect everyone in the working environment, and should therefore be stringently adhered to. By ensuring that the following legislation is complied with at all times, your company will be a safe place for employees. Continue reading “Health & Safety: The Legal Facts You Need to Know” »
Workplace safety has become a hot-button issue in every industry. According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 3 million non-life threatening injuries occurred in the workplace in 2014. The good news is, that figure is 54,000 less than it was in 2013.
We can quote statistics until the cows come home, but the bottom line is, companies still have to work very hard to minimize the risk of injuries to their employees. Three million represents only a small segment of the population, but it is still a large enough number to draw attention to safety issues that are often ignored in many workplaces. Continue reading “Industrial Safety Practices That Cannot Be Ignored In Today’s Workplace” »
The HSE, who publish detailed statistics every year regarding the number of injuries and deaths within different industries, released data last year* that stated that over 40% of all fatal injuries from 2013 to 2014 were caused as a result of falls from height. On top of this startling figure, 581 falls were recorded during that same time period which caused specified or major injuries.
We all know, however, that these incidents can always be avoided, and the risk certainly lowered, by properly researching, acquiring and using the correct safety equipment for any given situation. Continue reading “At The Sharp End Of Safety – How To Select Fall Arrest Equipment For Unique Risk Protection” »
What employees wear for work can have a major impact on business output. Eva Kaplan-Leiserson claims, “The way you look directly affects the way you think, feel, and act… When you dress down, you sit down-the couch potato trend. Manners break down, you begin to feel down, and you’re not as effective.” Along with work performance, employees can feel unhappy at work if they feel like their life is vulnerable to workplace hazards.
It’s important to ensure your employees are wearing the correct clothing and they have any specialist workwear they need to conduct their job safely. If employees feel like their employer cares about their wellbeing, the efficiency of business output will improve.
There are many ways effective workwear and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) can help lead to a more efficient business: Continue reading “How can effective Workwear & PPE lead to a more efficient business output” »
Builders face many health and safety issues at work. From minor trips to falling debris, maintaining safety on site can seem very difficult. We have looked at the top five hazards construction workers come across in their day-to-day operations: Continue reading “How Accidents Can Occur in the Construction Industry” »
Working in the refurbishment and fit-out industry may be safer than working in agriculture or the Oil and Gas Industry, but there are still a number of risks that your employees will encounter. Site managers and employers need to identify and mitigate these potential risks to ensure that their employees remain fit and healthy, and that they are able to discharge their duties under the Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015 and The Health and Safety at Work Act. Continue reading “8 steps to keeping your employees safe in the Workplace” »
As one of the UK’s leading specialist health and safety recruitment companies, celebrating good practice within the Construction Health and Safety Risk Management sector is something we feel passionate about.
The prestigious annual event will take place on Thursday 27 October at the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel in London, and the evening promises to be bigger and better than ever before – the APS Awards recognise excellence in the industry, so we are pleased to continue to support the event. Continue reading “We’re sponsoring the National CDM and Student Designer Awards” »
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.
Continue reading “CDM 2015 And Its Impact On The Job Market” »
The SEMA Safety Conference 2015: Harm Reducing, Racking Inspection Training, and Drone Flying
This year’s SEMA Safety Conference was a chance for different representatives from across the world of health and safety to talk about their views. The event, held on November 5th, was attended by representatives from two separate government bodies, the health and safety executive (HSE) and the health and safety laboratory (HSL), as well as representatives from SEMA and from the private sector. Continue reading “Guest Post: The SEMA Safety Conference 2015” »
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” »