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12th September 2019

Managing Hand Arm Vibration Risks

What is hand-arm vibration? Hand-arm vibration (HAVS) is vibration transmitted from work processes into workers’ hands and arms. HAVS comes from the use of hand-held power tools and is the cause of significant ill health – namely – painful and disabling disorders of the blood vessels, nerves and joints. When is it hazardous? Regular and […]

mental-health

28th August 2019

Are Your Employees ‘Thriving at Work’ or Is Their Mental Health at Risk?

The holiday season invariably asserts pressure on co-employees to cover and fulfill the roles of other staff, which if not managed carefully may increase the stress levels of the individual, affecting mental health and well-being. Society has recognised the requirement to be more proactive in the workplace when supporting mental health issues; one in six […]

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15th August 2019

Company Fined Over Lack of Welfare Facilities

What’s Happened? A Manchester based company has recently been fined £8,000 with costs of £1,815 due to having inadequate WC facilities at their site! The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) carried out an unannounced inspection of R&S Builders’ site in back in 7 July 2018. The Inspector identified a number of H&S failings within the […]

Warehouse-Roof

12th August 2019

Two Firms Fined in Fall From Height

What’s Happened? In a recent case that highlights the need for contractors to be properly vetted and managed, a manufacturing company and the firm it hired to repair a section of pipework on its warehouse roof have been fined a total of £118,000 after workers were put at risk of falling from height. Poor Planning […]

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30th July 2019

Massive Increase in Safety Fines

A recent report produced by the Sentencing Council into the outcome of the new guidelines introduced back in February 2016 has shown that safety fines have increased a whopping 450% – this has led to a massive increase in financial penalties. To avoid a big hit, senior managers need to make safety a top priority […]

Flexible-Working

16th July 2019

Could Flexible Working Benefit Your Business?

Many companies are trailblazing the way forward in developing how, where and when employees are expected to work in the delivery of their role. A legal outfit based in Plymouth have recently trialled a four-day working week arrangement which sees the office open later into the evenings, but closing Friday.  The firm reported increased productivity and […]