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 raising 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 full day’s walk. Read more
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Here at Craven Safety Services we want to give something back to local businesses and are holding an open day. Our doors will be open from 10am-4pm on Wednesday 2nd May at our office – Tom Hill House, Broughton, Skipton, BD23 3AQ. Read more
We all do it, twisting, pulling, pushing, lifting, putting strain on our bodies, especially our backs! But do we do it correctly? And do we actually do as much as we can to prevent injury? Read more
Risk Assessments are pretty much the basic go-to for the start of any Health and Safety set up, not only do they help eliminate accidents happening in your work environment, they also prompt you to be thorough, therefore highlighting risks you may not have even known were there in the first place. Read more
There can be no question that safety boots are an essential part of PPE which no engineer, or anyone working on a building site or refurbishment project should be without. However, what is open to question is the level of protection your feet need and whether in fact the sheer amount and range of safety footwear available is truly necessary. Read more
Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR) reporting is a simple and straightforward procedure for any accident that needs to be reported to the HSE. The HSE have produced a guide on the RIDDOR Regulations, covering what needs to be reported, who should report the accident and how to go about it.
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 person. This requirement is detailed in Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations. Read more
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. Read more
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 imports.
Categories for PPE have also been changed – Read more