Do you have people working from home temporarily as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak? As an employer, you have the same health and safety responsibilities for home workers as for any other workers. HSE website has advice on how you can minimise the risks to their health, which includes information on the following topics: […]
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Do you have a vehicle Banksman? Most companies have traffic moving on their sites every day. For some this will be only a few vehicles, for others it will involve constant traffic movement. Nearly a quarter of all deaths involving vehicles at work occur when the vehicle is reversing. Yet many companies have little or […]
What is the difference between a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) and a COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) risk assessment? An MSDS gives you information about the hazardous product; whereas the COSHH assessment describes what control measures are needed and how you are going to use the product safely.
HSE have reissued EH40/2005, their guide to Workplace Exposure Limits. This is the fourth edition (published 2020) and can be purchased or downloaded for free from HSE books. If you need help with your COSHH assessments, please get in touch as we can assist you with these, either as part of a package or as a one-off […]
Employers must provide the right workplace facilities and a working environment that’s healthy and safe for everyone, including those with disabilities.
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 […]
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 – 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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