Tag: Manual Handling

10 Workplace Hazards You Should Be Risk Assessing

When you think of risk assessments, the image that comes to mind may be a construction site or a manufacturing warehouse – but the truth is, all workplaces have hazards, and all of these should be assessed accordingly. Keep reading to learn more about common hazards you should be assessing in your workplace. 1. Display […]

Manual Handling 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: Understanding safe manual handling training can significantly reduce the risk of injury to employees; we must aim to reduce the risk from manual handling to […]

Staying Safe on Site: Top 10 Tips for Construction Site Health and Safety Risk Management

Construction is a high-risk industry, both for injuries, and for ill health. Controlling these risks is paramount in protecting your workforce, and there are many different aspects to be considered – keep reading for an overview of how you can achieve effective Health and Safety risk management on site. 1. Common Health and Safety Risks […]

Safety Spotlight – Asbestos Awareness, Manual Handling & Working at Height

As part of October’s Hazard of the Month, Construction, we’re highlighting three key areas: Asbestos Awareness, Manual Handling & Working at Height. Asbestos Awareness There are three levels of asbestos training, dependent on the extent with which a worker will interact with asbestos. These are: Asbestos awareness Non-licensable work with asbestos including NNLW Licensable work with […]

Legal Duties 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: You should be aware of your legal duties. You cannot comply with the law if you are not aware of what it says. Outline: This […]

Week Commencing 19/12/2022 – In The News

Worker’s finger amputated after trapping hand in machine An agricultural firm has been fined after an employee lost a finger when his hand became trapped in a machine. A male worker at CYO Seeds Ltd was cleaning a machine at a site in Shipbourne, Tonbridge, Kent, on 10 February 2021, when his glove was caught […]

Week Commencing 21/02/2022 – In The News

7 simple steps to reduce work-related back pain Neck pain. Back pain. Tendonitis. Osteoarthritis. Most of your workforce has had them. Or will do. But do you know as much about these common conditions as you think – including how badly they impact your business? The above, along with a host of other ailments, are […]

Week Commencing 14/02/2022 – In The News

Two fake PPE companies shut down Companies fraudulently took £180,000 from COVID-19 financial assistance schemes. CK Sales Ltd and Lambden Smart Solutions Ltd have been wound up by the High Court and the Official Receiver has been appointed liquidator of the companies. Both companies purported to supply PPE, which was desperately needed when the pandemic […]

Top 10 Tips for an Ergonomic Workplace

Ergonomics, which in this case refers to how people and their work fit together, is all about putting people first, making sure their capabilities and limitations are considered. An ergonomic workplace therefore, is an environment which is tailored to suit those needs, resulting in a more efficient, comfortable, and safe place of work. But how […]

Safety Spotlight – Manual Handling & Display Screen Equipment

As part of February’s Hazard of the Month, Ergonomics, we’re highlighting two key areas: Manual Handling and Display Screen Equipment. Manual Handling Manual handling refers to transporting or supporting a load by hand or bodily force, and includes pushing, pulling, lifting, putting down, carrying or moving loads. Employers have a duty to protect their workers […]