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11th February 2020

HSE Targets Metalwork Companies

What’s happening? HSE inspectors will be carrying out an inspection blitz of businesses that undertake metalwork in the first quarter of 2020. The HSE says that its inspectors will be visiting businesses across the UK where welding takes place to check that risks are being appropriately managed. They’re also checking that employers have put in […]

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4th February 2020

Coronavirus: Our Top Tips to Protect Travelling Employees

The recent coronavirus outbreak once again puts public health and the safety of international travel in the spotlight. This blog highlights our top tips that organisations can take to manage traveller health, safety and wellbeing: To effectively manage travel risk you need to have robust policies and procedures in place. These should be clearly communicated […]

30th January 2020

Manager Jailed For Faking Risk Assessment Sign Off

What’s Happened? The contracts manager of a roofing firm has recently been jailed for 2 years after forging health and safety documents of a worker who fell to his death. In what is a well-known risk from working on roofs, an employee was working on the roof of an ironmongers in Rochdale which had fragile […]

21st January 2020

Property Management Firm Fined £1.3M

What’s Happened? A property management company has been fined £1.3milion after a woman was fatally hit by a wooden panel as she walked down a street. This case serves as a reminder to ensure that regular inspections are carried out of properties. Where faults are found, undertake remedial action as and when necessary to keep […]

14th January 2020

New Welding Fume Guidance Issued

What’s happening? The HSE has recently published revised guidance on welding fume – this comes after it started enforcing higher standards in this area back in 2019. The long-awaited practical guidance will help employers understand how to manage the health risks of welding, and inspectors will be visiting to check businesses are on track with […]

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17th December 2019

Xmas Retail Warning – Watch Your Stock Levels…

What’s Happened? Bike retailer Halfords has recently been ordered to pay more than £200,000 after a set of heavy boxes collapsed on to a staff member, pinning him against a wall and leaving him with a suspected cracked rib during the busy festive period. This case serves as a timely reminder for our retail-based clients […]

5th December 2019

A Festive Risk Assessment

Spare a thought for the myriad of hazards faced by Santa each year….In this blog, we take a light-hearted festive look over the risk assessment requirements involved in delivering millions of gifts around the world. So what exactly does Santa need to do to make sure he’s safe and that we all have a Merry […]