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13th March 2019

Items Falling From Racking?

Our H&S advice line has received a spate of calls recently regarding clients who have suffered items falling from their racking systems. What steps should you be taking in this Scenario? The Risks Racking is higher risk than it might at first appear, with the potential for falling objects or collapse, however most of the […]

25th February 2019

How not to manage reversing HGVs….

What’s Happened? In a recent interesting case, a manufacturing company has been prosecuted by the HSE in connection with a vehicle collision, even though no workers were injured. A visiting tanker collided with a fork lift truck (FLT) at the premises of a manufacturing company. At the time of the accident the tanker was reversing […]

20th February 2019

HSE Construction Blitz – The Results…

What’s happened? As warned in a previous post, During October 2018 HSE inspectors completed a blitz of construction and refurbishment sites throughout the UK. What did they find? Annual Tradition It seems to be becoming an annual event for HSE construction Inspectors to hit many sites each autumn with unannounced inspections. The main focus of […]

23rd January 2019

Changes to UK Welding Fume Control Standards: What You Need To Know

What’s Happened? The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has recently announced some important news on raised control standards for welding fumes and their planned enforcement measures for welding operations going forward. The reasons for the change in approach is due to an announcement from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), who have now […]

23rd January 2019

Health and Safety Accreditation Schemes

Lighthouse is seeing more and more clients being pushed down the H&S accreditation route by either their clients or in order to be in with a chance of winning tenders. This blog aims to give a full overview of what these schemes are, and how to go about getting accredited. Overview When the HSE published […]

RIDDOR Reforms 2019

13th December 2018

Major overhaul of RIDDOR proposed in 2019

What’s Happening? The HSE has recently reviewed the success of the Report of Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 and as a result has proposed a major overhaul of RIDDOR. The changes are fairly wide reaching in that the HSE proposes to not only cut the number of accidents to non-workers which need reporting, […]