Returning to the office

Whether your business has continued with home working or been on hold, as you consider returning to the office, there are some things you need to think about. Health and Safety being one of them.

The latest government advice can be found here https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

The latest HSE advice can be found here https://www.hse.gov.uk/news/coronavirus.htm

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Lone Working – HSE update their guidance

The HSE have updated their guidance on lone working – Protecting lone workers: How to manage the risks of working alone.

This guidance explains how to keep lone workers healthy and safe. It is for anyone who employs lone workers, or engages them as contractors etc, including self-employed people or those who work alone. Read more

Home working – HSE advice on lone working, DSE and mental health

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:

  • Lone working
  • Working with display screen equipment (DSE)
  • Stress and mental health

Working Safely with Display Screen Equipment (DSE)

The HSE have redesigned their online guidance for DSE.

It now features a step-by-step guide to working safely with DSE and covers topics from workstations and assessments, to eyesight testing.

Take a look at the redesigned guidance.

Their website also has related resources including their free, downloadable publication Working with display screen equipment (DSE)

Musculoskeletal Disorders

The HSE have updated their guide to Musculoskeletal Disorders (INDG143).

This leaflet (previously published in 2012) provides practical guidance on reducing the risk of injury from hazardous manual handling. It helps employers comply with their duties under the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992. Read more

Craven Safety Services Charity Walk

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 we have raised 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

Safety First Pack Demo Day

Would you like to get up to date with your Health and Safety Documentation? Would it be of benefit to have all your documents in one place, accessible anytime, anywhere?

We have the solution. Read more

Craven Safety Services Open Day

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

Look After Your Musculoskeletal System!

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

Let’s Be Clear About Risk Assessments

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