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 […]

Week Commencing 15/01/2024 – In The News

New data released for Blue Monday New research from MHFA England, released ahead of so-called Blue Monday, shows 59% of employees do not regularly feel joy and satisfaction at work. 1 in 5 (22%) workers feel their sense of purpose, satisfaction, and joy at work has decreased since the pandemic. So called ‘Blue Monday’ is […]

Week Commencing 08/01/2024 – In The News

Mitigating the risk of Lithium-ion batteries: Eight-step action plan Reports of fires breaking out due to the increased use of Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are on the rise. Speaking at FIREX 2023, Matt Humby, Senior Technical Sales Consultant at Firechief Global, outlined where the batteries are being used and how to mitigate the fire risk. Lucy […]

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: […]

Week Commencing 18/09/2023 – In The News

“Blanket approach to return to work will be ineffective”, says IOSH A “blanket approach” to getting people in the UK with back problems and other musculoskeletal issues to return to work will be ineffective, according to the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). Responding to a pledge by Health Secretary Steve Barclay to provide […]

Week Commencing 14/08/2023 – In The News

Worker dies at Everton’s new Bramley-Moore Dock stadium site A worker has died after being injured at Everton’s new football stadium which is being built in Liverpool. The 26-year-old was taken to hospital after being hurt at about 12:30 BST on the construction site at Bramley-Moore Dock, Merseyside Police said. The force said the man’s […]

Working in Hot Weather

Last month, the HSE urged employers to take action to ensure their workers were protected from the heat during the summer months. During summer 2022, there was a surge in people seeking weather-related advice, with visits to the online hot weather working guidance increasing by almost a thousand percent. With this in mind, keep reading […]

Week Commencing 17/07/2023 – In The News

PPE combating rise of construction fatalities, Honeywell comments Twice as many construction workers suffered work-related fatalities in the past year compared to other industries, according to the latest data from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) The HSE has published its annual work-related fatality report, showing that there were 45 fatal injuries in the construction sector […]

Week Commencing 26/06/2023 – In The News

Hot spots: fire hazards multiply to threaten construction sites While UK construction output witnessed a decline in the year of and following the Covid pandemic, construction fires in the latest ONS figures show an increase in incidents compared to previous years. Despite calls for greater professional competency and better technology available, fire hazards are only […]

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 […]