Tag: Health and Safety

Week Commencing 20/06/2022 – In The News

Gatwick: Passenger with restricted mobility dies after leaving flight A passenger with restricted mobility has died at Gatwick Airport after leaving an aircraft. Gatwick said staff were helping to disembark three passengers with restricted mobility at the time, including the man’s partner. He decided to leave the EasyJet plane rather than wait for staff to […]

Week Commencing 30/05/2022 – In The News

Jubilee party organisers urged to stay safe As the country prepares for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, the UK’s biggest electricity distributor has warned people putting up the bunting to stay safe. Thousands of street parties are expected to be organised for early June as part of an extended bank holiday weekend to mark the […]

Week Commencing 16/05/2022 – In The News

New UKAS tool to allow free certification checks The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) has announced that it will soon launch UKAS CertCheck, a new tool which can verify UKAS accredited management system certifications. UKAS CertCheck is an online database containing information about the status of certification issued by UKAS accredited Certification Bodies. The use […]

Week Commencing 02/05/2022 – In The News

Employers urged to back Union safety campaign Unite wants the hundreds of councils and authorities across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to follow East Dunbartonshire council’s lead in finding innovative ways to support the late night workforce. East Dunbartonshire has made it a requirement of licensing that all hospitality businesses in the area provide […]

Safety Spotlight: Mental Health Awareness, Managing Health and Safety & Stress Awareness

As part of May’s Hazard of the Month, Welfare, we’re highlighting three key areas: Mental Health Awareness, Managing Health and Safety, and Stress Awareness. Mental Health Awareness One in four people will deal with a mental health problem in the UK, and it is estimated that 12.7% of all sickness absence days in the UK can […]

Week Commencing 25/04/2022 – In The News

MPs say asbestos must go from public buildings within 40 years MPs have called for a 40-year deadline for all asbestos to be removed from public and commercial buildings. The Work and Pensions Select Committee said asbestos remained the biggest cause of work-related deaths in the UK. More than 5,000 such fatalities were recorded in 2019. […]

Top 10 Tips For Controlling Dust in the Workplace

Contact with dust can cause a number of health problems – breathing in dust can cause respiratory issues, swallowing it can irritate the gastrointestinal tract, contact with the eyes can cause damage and irritation, and contact with skin can cause ulcers, irritation, and dermatitis. Respiratory illnesses caused by dust exposure at work, such as occupational […]

Week Commencing 11/04/2022 – In The News

Builders urged to stay safe around live cables Builders are being urged to prioritise electrical safety after the trade was involved in the highest number of cable damage incidents during the past year. UK Power Networks which distributes electricity to 8.4 million homes and businesses across London, the South East and East of England, is issuing […]

Safety Spotlight: Asbestos Awareness & Control of Hazardous Substances

As part of April’s Hazard of the Month, Hazardous Substances, we’re highlighting two key areas: Asbestos Awareness and Control of Hazardous Substances. Asbestos Awareness ‘The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012’ mandates that all individuals who may come into contact with asbestos fibres at work must be appropriately trained. As asbestos is extremely hazardous, this include all forms […]

Legionnaires’ Disease Explained – Reduce The Risk

All employers have a duty to understand and manage the risks of Legionnaires’ Disease in order to protect their employees and keep their workplace safe. This blog covers what Legionnaires’ Disease is, those most at risk, and what actions you should implement. What is Legionnaires’ Disease? Legionnaires’ Disease is a hazard that every employer should […]