Draft Building Safety Bill

Draft Building Safety Bill

This month we have a guest article by Chris McGrath providing an overview of the Draft Building Safety Bill that will aim to improve building and fire safety, so that people will be, and will feel, safer in their homes. Why this Bill? On 14th June 2017 a fire broke out at the Grenfell Tower, a 24 […]

Face Fit Testing

Face Fit Testing

If you wear a mask at work that relies on making a seal with your face then you need a face fit test. Who should be tested? All wearers of tight fitting face pieces e.g. respirators or compressed air breathing apparatus require a fit test. Why wear high performance respiratory protective equipment, then compromise the […]

Compressed air generator

Air Compressors

Air compressors are exceptionally versatile, supremely useful, and functionally essential to industries from automotive to pharmaceuticals.  But they are only as valuable as they are safe. Safe operating and maintenance procedures ensure worker safety. They will also protect equipment, reduce downtime, increase productivity, and lower long-term operating and capital costs. Compressed air can cause serious […]

Working during COVID-19

Working during COVID-19/Coronavirus 

Working during COVID-19 (written 7/7/20)  During the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses have had to close or have experienced a decrease in productivity. To combat the Coronavirus, certain measures must be put into place for a business to operate safely and for employees to be protected whilst working. Conduct a COVID-19 risk assessment Employers should conduct […]

Sickness in the workplace

Dealing with sickness in the workplace – Guest article by ClockworkHR

Let’s face it – no one is immune to every bug and virus known to man.  It is inevitable that at some point members of staff will need to stay off work due to sickness or ill health. The majority of times a couple of days rest and recuperation is all that is needed. Your […]

Warehouse

Warehouse Health and Safety

There are many causes of warehouse accidents. The following will give you some idea of the areas to consider. Vehicles They are many kinds of vehicles operating in warehouses, such as pallet and forklift trucks.  All drivers should be trained in vehicle use, also warehouse safety procedures should be in place and followed. Where possible, […]