Tag: Environmental

Week Commencing 05/02/2024 – In The News

Wood dust failures lands £15k fine A manufacturing company has been fined £15,000 after exposing its own workers to wood dust and failing to comply with two improvement notices. Wood dust can cause serious and often irreversible health problems, including sino-nasal cancer, asthma and dermatitis. Employers have a legal responsibility to prevent or adequately control […]

Consultant Q&A Blog: Kev

We’re back again with another Consultant Q&A! This time we’re chatting to Management Systems Consultant Kev about his role, goals, and recent lessons – keep reading to learn more. What are you finding most interesting in your role currently? Every client’s business is different, and the beauty is in the discovery: I love meeting with the […]

Week Commencing 16/10/2023 – In The News

Northwich furniture company fined over multiple wood dust failures A Northwich furniture company has been fined £16,000 after it repeatedly failed to protect its employees from exposure to wood dust. Pineland Furniture Ltd, based on Witton Street in the Cheshire town, was inspected by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) on two separate occasions over […]

Week Commencing 21/08/2023 – In The News

Don’t get asbestos complacent, warns expert Reduction in deaths from mesothelioma reported in latest HSE figures – no cause for complacency says Tim Turney from environmental monitoring company, Casella. The latest figures published by the HSE on deaths from Mesothelioma, a cancer caused by past exposure to asbestos, show that 2,265 people died from the disease […]

Sustainability at Work – The Importance of Net Zero Pledges

Sustainability is a hot topic across all industries at the moment, not least the construction industry, where PQQs and SSIPs are increasingly focused on environmental issues – and rightly so! The built environment accounts for 39% of annual carbon emissions worldwide, made up of both operational carbon, which is the ongoing carbon emissions from its […]

Week Commencing 19/06/2023 – In The News

Mind celebrates milestone Mental health charity Mind is celebrating its national partner Dunelm becoming the 2,500th organisation to sign up to the Mental Health at Work Commitment. Designed for organisations of all sizes from all sectors, the Mental Health at Work Commitment, part of the Mental Health at Work Programme, is a simple framework and is based […]

Week Commencing 05/06/2023 – In The News

Woodworking businesses targeted on HSE inspections to tackle occupational lung disease Many woodworking businesses are ‘endangering workers’ lives’ by not implementing measures required to prevent or control exposure to wood dust says the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Supported by HSE’s Dust Kills campaign, which provides free advice to businesses and workers on the control […]

Safety Spotlight: Environmental Awareness & Resource Efficiency

As part of June’s Hazard of the Month, Carbon Emissions, we’re highlighting two key areas: Environmental Awareness and Resource Efficiency. Environmental Awareness Proof of environmental training is becoming increasingly in-demand by principal contractors and SSIPs, as environmental issues take a more prominent place in the selection of suppliers and contractors, and the planning of works. The built environment currently accounts […]

Week Commencing 15/05/2023 – In The News

HSE targets construction workers’ lung health with nationwide inspection campaign Failure to prevent life-threatening diseases caused by dust at work is unacceptable, says the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), as it gears up for a summer targeting construction sites across Great Britain. Supported by HSE’s Dust Kills campaign, which provides free advice to businesses and workers on […]

Week Commencing 01/05/2023 – In The News

Report gets ‘Under the Surface of Health and Safety’ RS has released the ‘Under the Surface of Health and Safety’ report, based on findings from a survey that aimed to explore challenges and priorities for health and safety professionals in the current climate. The survey was conducted among more than 700 respondents working in health […]