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22nd June 2020

KN95 Face Masks in UK Circulation

KN95 is a performance rating under the Chinese standard GB2626:2006 which carries similar requirements to the European standard for FFP2 facemasks. KN95 does not, however, carry any independent certification or quality assurances and is simply deemed as compliant by the product manufacturer. All Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) sold within the UK must be CE marked, […]

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29th May 2020

HSE Announce the Return of Proactive Inspections

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has confirmed to IOSH Magazine that they will re-engage ‘proactive’ inspections as the UK begins to return to work following the lockdown easing announced in mid-May. This means that employers should now be wary of the prospect of a visit from their local HSE office to monitor and review […]

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26th May 2020

Top Tips for Keeping on Top of Health & Safety

Introduction In these unprecedented times, we are all navigating uncharted waters and as Health & Safety consultants, our skills and ability to develop risk assessments, help businesses make informed risk-based choices, and protect their staff and customers from infection, people have never been more important. It is, of course, right that we are all focused […]

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8th April 2020

Coronavirus Outbreaks to be Reportable Under RIDDOR 2013

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) confirmed on Friday 3rd April that certain instances of Coronavirus outbreaks in the workplace will be reportable under The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013. Such incidents include: 1.     An unintended incident at work which has led to someone’s possible or actual exposure to coronavirus. This […]