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 […]

Returning to the office

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.

Working from home

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: […]

Banksman

Why do I need a Vehicle Banksman?

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 […]

MSDS and COSHH

MSDS and COSHH risk assessments – are they the same thing?

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.