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7th April 2021

“You Can Do A Lot If You’re Properly Trained, It’s All To Do With The Training” – Queen Elizabeth II

When is an employee deemed effectively trained in employment policies and procedures?  An excellent sense check is to imagine the worst-case scenario played out in any particular area, then examining whether the training expectation is actually being fulfilled properly.  Is it a fluid, progressive programme that facilitates colleagues to live, breathe and keep up to […]

31st March 2021

Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) – What Is It And When Is Health Surveillance Needed?

HAVS is an occupational disease caused by excessive use of vibrating tools.  It develops through gripping on to tools and machinery resulting in the transmission of vibration into the body.  Symptoms include tingling, numbness and loss of strength with damage being irreversible in some cases.  Risk Assessment As with any workplace hazard, vibration exposure needs […]

17th March 2021

HSE Target Metalworkers In Summer 2021

Our client has recently received a letter from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), advising them to be prepared for an inspection focussing on ‘Fabricated Metals’. The letter detailed that as part of the HSE’s targeted inspection activities on the sector, they will be paying particular attention to risks arising from: Metalworking Fluids Welding Fume […]

15th March 2021

Get To Know Our Team Leader

If you’ve ever wanted to know about the Lighthouse team now’s your chance. Each month we will be shining a spotlight on someone from the team and hitting them with some quick-fire questions. Next up is Mary-Ann, one of our team leaders.  How long have you been working for Lighthouse? I joined in November 2016 not […]

11th March 2021

Beach Money For Employees: Extreme Remote Working

Bestselling self-development books such as The Four-Hour Work Week (T Ferriss) and Beach Money (J Adler) aim to promote and recommend the freedom and flexibility of working time. They also make a compelling argument for breaking down geographical boundaries of where an employee should work. The development of technology and improved internet in most locations […]

19th February 2021

Arm Amputation Leads To H&S Fine For Engineering Firm

Ken Mills Engineering Ltd – a Littleborough based engineering firm specialising in bailing equipment – have been fined £18,000 and ordered to pay costs of £50,494 after an employee suffered severe injuries whilst conducting repair works at a site in Wakefield.  Crush The 48-year-old man was working on a haylage baler at a farm when […]