How health and safety risk assessments are monitored and reviewed
So you've conducted a health and safety assessment of your workplace and created a health and safety policy for the business. You're entitled to feel relieved; pleased that you've done all you need to comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HASAWA).Continue reading
The short answer is "because it's every employer's duty".
Being an employer is about much more than just obeying the letter of the law, of course. You also want to make your workforce as productive as possible. And you need to attract talented people by being a good place to work.Continue reading
What is a NEBOSH certificate?
The NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is often simply referred to as the NEBOSH certificate. It is one of the UK's most popular and widely accepted health and safety qualifications.Continue reading
Correct procedures should always be in place when working with hazardous gas, and it is up to the employer to ensure these measures have been taken. Gas company, Southern Gas Network, and construction firm, Cliffe Contractors Ltd, were left to pay a hefty fine after failure to carry out safety procedures resulted in a gas explosion which left two workers with severe injuries.Continue reading
In the UK, 25 per cent of workplace transport injuries are a direct result of forklift accidents. Every working day, five lives are changed because of accidents involving forklift trucks, with around 1,300 employees hospitalised following these kinds of accidents each year. With the number of forklift accidents being so high, it is important for employers to ensure all staff are fully trained and follow all health and safety procedures before starting any work.Continue reading
The agriculture industry has one of the worst fatal accident and occupational ill health records of any major employment sector. The four most common types of accidents on farms involve vehicles and machinery, falling from height, lifting and handling and hazardous substances. This means it is important to be proactive about health and safety on a farm and properly manage risks, so accidents can be avoided – this is why it is vital to undertake risk assessments.Continue reading