A study undertaken in 2010 by the Health & Safety Laboratory for the HSE showed that only half of the companies they surveyed were effective in providing adequate RPE that protected their employees. It is a legal requirement that workers using tight fitting respiratory protective equipment (face pieces/masks) must be fit tested by a competent […]
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Working at height is known as the most common cause of deaths and serious incidents in the work place. Employers and employees are both responsible for ensuring that any work at height is carried out safely.
The new Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Regulation became law on 21 April 2016. There is a two year transition period until its full enforcement in April 2018. The main changes put the onus on manufacturers to provide good quality equipment and provide the necessary information and certification, it is hoped that this will put an end to cheap inferior […]
Vaping is seen as the acceptable face of smoking, but should employers sanction it at work? Smoking cigarettes, pipes, cigars or herbal cigarettes in indoor work places has been banned since 1 July 2007, but e-cigarettes do not burn tobacco, so the law treats them the same way as nicotine patches, gums etc. Individual organisations can ban […]
We are delighted to announce that Liz Preston, managing director of Craven Safety Services has been shortlisted in the Yorkshire, North Ease and Scotland region, SME Emerging category of the 2016 Forward Ladies National Women in Business Awards.
Craven Safety Services have moved to Tom Hill House, Gargrave Road, Broughton, Skipton, BD23 3AQ. We are delighted to have relocated onto the Broughton Estate and look forward to many years in our new office.
The NASC has launched an updated version of its user-friendly, free Scaffold Specification Template (Guide to Managing and Appointing Scaffolding Contractors). It can be downloaded from their website http://www.nasc.org.uk/nasc-launches-updated-free-scaffold-specification-template-2/.
The Ladder Association’s main message is “When it’s right to use a ladder, use the right ladder and get trained to use it safely”. They currently have a scheme running called the Advocate Scheme, where a team of ladder experts will come out and address corporate events or meetings of trade and professional bodies whose […]
What exactly is health surveillance? Health surveillance isn’t just an annual assessment, but an ongoing system of health checks for employees exposed to a specific hazard, e.g. noise, vibration, solvents etc.
The HSE has unveiled its new health and safety strategy with the emphasis on “health”. The “Helping Great Britain Work Well” strategy has been developed in a bid to ensure everyone in the workforce has a role to play in reducing the complexity of health at work. The strategy is tailored around six themes – […]
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