Tag: healthandsafety

Week Commencing 26/04/2021 – In The News

Factories emitting large amounts of smoke.

Major Surge in CO2 Emissions Expected As World Rebounds From Pandemic In last week’s news blog we reported that the UK government has set radical new climate change targets and recent data shows it is needed more than ever. According to The International Energy Agency (IEA), a surge of carbon emissions is predicted to occur […]

Week Commencing 19/04/2021 – In The News

UK Sets Radical New Climate Change Commitments The Government has announced more radical climate change commitments which will see the UK aim to cut carbon emissions by 78% by 2035, bringing forward the current target by 15 years. Hitting the targets would require: More electric cars Low-carbon heating Renewable electricity For many, cutting down on […]

Safety Spotlight – Asbestos Awareness and COSHH

Glass tubes containing different coloured chemicals.

For the month of April, we are putting in the spotlight two key areas relating to our Hazard of the Month, Asbestos. These key areas are Asbestos Awareness and Control of Hazardous Substances. Asbestos Awareness Despite an outright ban on the use of Asbestos being implemented in the UK in 1999, there is still a chance […]

Week Commencing 12/04/2021 – In The News

The sun setting on a field.

Almost £8 million Raised in Just Six Months for Wildlife Trust’s 30 By 30 Campaign The Wildlife Trusts have raised almost £8 million just six months after launching their 30 by 30 ambition which aims to give 30% of UK land and sea back to nature by 2030 to avoid species extinction. The funds will be […]

Asbestos – Don’t Forget the Dangers

An old, derelict house.

Is Asbestos Really Still a Risk? Asbestos is still an ever-present danger but for many, they do not believe they will be affected by it and, therefore, do not take the necessary precautions when working in any industrial or residential building built or refurbished before the year 2000 (which is where Asbestos can be found).  […]

Week Commencing 05/04/2021 – In The News

A wind turbine in a field surrounded by mountains.

Construction Firm & Director Sentenced After Worker Falls From Height A construction firm and its director have been fined after a self-employed labourer fell almost four meters through a fragile skylight on 22nd February 2019. He suffered head and facial injuries and was knocked unconscious. He spent nearly two weeks in hospital. An investigation by the HSE found that the work had not […]

Asbestos In The Workplace Toolbox Talk

Why is Asbestos a Problem Asbestos is the name given to a group of naturally occurring fibrous minerals. It can come in several types; however, the following are the most common types used within the industry: Chrysotile (White) Crocidolite (Blue) Amosite (Brown) Asbestos has been widely used in the UK from the 1950s through to […]

Week Commencing 29/03/2021 – In The News

A crane among scaffolding.

Secret Filming Exposes Contamination Risk at Covid Test Results Lab Evidence of potential contamination, discarded tests and pressure to hit targets has been revealed at one of the biggest UK Covid testing labs after secret filming by a BBC reporter working as a lab technician was released. The reporter filmed staff cutting corners and processing […]

Week Commencing 22/03/2021 – In The News

A crane among scaffolding.

Drayton Manor Fined £1M After Death of Schoolgirl on Water Ride Drayton Manor Park Ltd has been sentenced following the death of a schoolgirl on its Splash Canyon water ride in 2017, however, their fine will never be paid as the company is in administration. Since the incident, Drayton Manor Park has changed hands and […]

Safety Spotlight – Hand Arm Vibration and Noise at Work

A women wearing a red jacket with a hi-vis vest on top, safety goggles and hearing protection.

For the month of March, we are putting in the spotlight two key areas relating to our Hazard of the Month, Occupational Health. These key areas are Hand Arm Vibration and Noise at Work. Hand Arm Vibration Hand Arm Vibration can be a significant health risk wherever powered hand tools are used for significant lengths of […]