Every organisation with 5 or more staff is required by UK law to carry out written health and safety risk assessments covering all significant hazards. The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) defines risk assessment as “a careful examination of what, in your work, could cause harm to people.” The purpose is to “weigh up whether you have taken enough precautions or should do more to prevent harm.”Continue reading
You’ve just suffered a cardiac arrest. What are your chances of survival. The bad news is that up to 95% of victims die without immediate treatment. How immediate?Continue reading
Two workers at a Nottinghamshire foundry suffered serious skin burns following a ‘preventable’ electrical flashover in September 2016. This occurred while they were working on restoring the power supply to a furnace.Continue reading
Two visiting delivery drivers have died in avoidable forklift truck accidents, resulting in seven figure fines for a major plastic piping company and a large kitchen manufacturer.Continue reading
A recent court case has dramatically illustrated the need for eternal vigilance and "going the extra mile" with health and safety management, even when great care is being taken. It involves a flammable gas leak at the Total Lindsey Oil Refinery (TLOR) in North Killingholme, on the Humber estuary near Grimsby.Continue reading
"I've got a level 3 health and safety qualification, what's next?"
When you've reached level 3 and want to keep moving forward in your career, the NEBOSH diploma and NVQ5 in Occupational Health and Safety are two equally worthwhile but very different options. The question is which one's right for you right now? Use this quick Q&A guide to see the differences at a glance and make the right decision.Continue reading
If you are an employer or in control of premises, you have duties to control risks from work activities related to Legionella under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work regulations.Continue reading