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RIDDOR Reporting

RIDDOR is an abbreviation of Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013. It puts duties on employers, the self-employed and people in control of work premises to report certain serious workplace accidents, occupational diseases and specified dangerous occurrences (near misses). Only ‘responsible persons’ including employers, the self-employed and people in control of work […]

Work at Height

The Work at Height Regulations 2005 apply when you’re working at height, which means work in any place where, if there were no precautions in place, a person could fall a distance liable to cause personal injury. These regulations are put in place to prevent death and injury caused by falls from height. Employers or […]

PPE

Employers have duties concerning the provision and use of personal protective equipment (PPE) at work. PPE is equipment that will protect the user against health or safety risks at work. It can include items such as safety helmets, gloves, eye protection, high-visibility clothing, safety footwear and safety harnesses. It also includes respiratory protective equipment (RPE). Making […]

How to investigate an accident or incident

Each year around 600 accidents or incidents lead to prosecution by the HSE, with about 100 more being prosecuted by local authorities. Personal injury claims are over double this number. Some lead contractors operate a “3 strikes and you’re out” policy on their subcontractors regarding health & safety issues, so preventing future accidents could be […]

Summer Safety

With the current high temperatures we’ve been experiencing looking to continue, a reminder of heat exhaustion, heat stroke and sunburn and the first aid needed should they occur.

Top 10 Health & Safety Tips

Watch our Top 10 Health & Safety Tips video here.   1.ELIMINATE THE HAZARDS FROM THE WORKPLACE – this could be identified through a documented risk assessment. 2.TRAIN YOUR EMPLOYEES – provide adequate and appropriate training relevant to the role they play within the business.

Craven Safety Services Charity Walk

For the last few years the team here at Craven Safety Services have done a charity walk in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.  So far we have raised around £1000 each year. This year we will climbing Scafell Pike in the Lake District. It is the highest mountain in England and will be a […]