Guide to COSHH

In any industry that involves working with chemicals or hazardous substances, workers will invariably come across COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) symbols on the labels of bottles and containers that store dangerous substances. It is essential that these labels are understood, and that the COSHH standards are followed in the handling and storage […]

Week Commencing 12/02/2024 – In The News

£2.15m fine following recycling worker fatality HSE inspector Stephen Garner explains the background to a fatal accident at a paper recycling plant. On 30 January 2020, 32-year-old Dean Atkinson was returning from the employee welfare cabins to his workstation on the picking line at Ward Recycling’s paper recycling plant in County Durham, England. Dean needed […]

PPE Toolbox Talk

This blog can be delivered to your staff as a Toolbox Talk. If you require a specific Toolbox Talk for your workplace, please feel free to get in touch. Reason: Absence of PPE, where identified as required from a risk assessment, can expose an operative to something that has the potential to cause harm. Outline: […]

Important Update on Wood Waste Handling Regulations

The Environment Agency (EA) has officially announced the discontinuation of ‘Regulatory Position Statement (RPS) 250,’ which is in effect from September 1, 2023. This decision is expected to bring about alterations in the regulations governing the management of waste wood within the construction and demolition (C&D) sector. What’s changing? ‘RPS 250’ currently permits the transportation […]

Driving for Work: Staying Safe on the Road

Driving is one of the most dangerous work activities, with numerous potential hazards including, weather, fatigue, other road users, traffic, roadworks, vehicle condition, and lone working risks. If your employees drive as part of their role, this must be accounted for in your health and safety arrangements. Keep reading to learn more about employer responsibilities, […]

Lock Out Tag Out – Best Practices for Isolation

Lock Out Tag Out is an isolation safety procedure that prevents machinery from being used when it is in a dangerous state, protecting workers who may come into contact with it or those carrying our maintenance or repair work. While not officially covered by health and safety regulations in the UK, which instead follows the […]

Top 10 Tips for Protecting Your Employee’s Hearing at Work

Employers have a responsibility by law to protect the hearing of their employees by eliminating or reducing risks from exposure to noise. The complexity of the actions required will depend on the level of risk, but the steps you should take to protect your employees are very similar – keep reading to learn more! 1. […]

Risk Assessments and Method Statements Toolbox Talk

This blog can be delivered to your staff as a Toolbox Talk. If you require a specific Toolbox Talk for your workplace, please feel free to get in touch. Reason: Work must be planned and carried out in a safe manner. The construction industry continues to have an unacceptable accident record. Outline: This talk covers what […]

Week Commencing 07/11/2022 – In The News

BOHS launches workplace health guide The British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS), a leading scientific charity and the Chartered Society for Worker Health Protection, has released a handy outline of how companies and organisations can link their worker health protection standards directly to sustainable development goals. The 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals have become the […]

Top 10 Things You Need To Know About PPE

Employers have a duty by law to protect their workers from health and safety risks. PPE is an integral part of this duty, and must be provided free of charge if a risk assessment shows it is needed. However, there are a few things you need to know when selecting, using, and looking after your […]