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, […]

3D printing

3D Printing

3D printing – Managing the Risks Evidence is now emerging about the health and safety risks associated with 3D printing.  There are various 3D printing technologies, we are just looking at Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) here. FFF printing is a process of laying down melted plastic filament in a series of layers. The adjacent layers […]

carbon monoxide

What is carbon monoxide?

What is carbon monoxide? Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colourless, odourless, tasteless, poisonous gas produced by incomplete burning of carbon-based fuels. This includes gas, oil, wood and coal. Carbon-based fuels are safe to use.  It is only when the fuel does not burn properly that excess CO is produced, which is poisonous.  Blood is prevented […]

Extractor for welding fume

Welding Fumes – Guest article by Craig Batty of Workplace Exposure

Change in Enforcement Expectations for Welding Fumes In February this year, the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) announced a significant “change in enforcement expectations” regarding welding fumes. It comes as a result of new scientific evidence which shows that exposure to all welding fumes can cause lung cancer. The latest change in regulation means that […]