Tag: Risk Assessment

Safety Spotlight – Managing Health & Safety and Site Inductions

A floor plan on on a table with a tape measure, level, drill and screws.

For the month of February, we are putting in the spotlight two key areas relating to our Hazard of the Month, Near Misses. These key areas are Managing Health & Safety and Health and Safety Site Inductions. Managing Health & Safety Health and Safety needs to be managed in your workplace in order to create a […]

Week Commencing 15/02/2021 – In The News

Factories emitting large amounts of smoke.

Toxic Air Puts Six Million at Risk of Lung Damage About six million people aged over 65 in England are at high risk of lung damage and asthma attacks because of toxic air, according to a new report from the British Lung Foundation (BLF) and Asthma UK. It also found that: Older people and those […]

Why Near Misses Matter

A construction worker in a yellow and orange hi-vis jacket with a hard hat on looking on to a construction site.

What is a Near Miss? For 2020/21, the HSE reported that 693,000 workers sustained a non-fatal injury and 111 workers were killed at work. With these sorts of statistics, it is a frightening picture to think about all those incidents that although not accidents had the potential to become one of these figures. When defining […]

Week Commencing 01/02/2021 – In The News

Aerial photograph showing the extent of the damage to Cameron House after a fire that claimed the lives of two guests.

Luxury Hotel Fined £500,000 Over Fatal Hotel Fire A Scottish luxury hotel has been fined half a million pounds over a fire that claimed the lives of two guests. Cameron House has been ordered to pay £500,000 after admitting to breaches of fire safety rules. A hotel porter has also been given a community payback […]

Safety Spotlight – CPR Essentials and Communication Skills

CPR Essentials When serious injuries occur in the workplace, the administration of first aid as soon as possible gives the injured person the best chance of recovery, and in some cases, survival. Being able to perform CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), which combines chest compressions with rescue breaths, can save a person’s life through buying time for the […]

Week Commencing 11/01/2021 – In The News

An up-close view of parts of a metal machine.

Manufacturer Fined After Worker Severs Finger L.S. Starrett Company Limited, a precision tool manufacturer, has been fined after an employee’s index finger was severed and his thumb deeply lacerated in an incident involving a radial arm drilling machine. On 2nd October 2018, the hole saw operator was using a radial arm drilling machine when his […]

Safety Spotlight – Working at Height & Drugs and Alcohol Awareness

A ladder resting against a wooden surface, with its shadow reflected upon it in, in black and white.

For the month of December, we are putting in the spotlight two key areas relating to our Hazard of the Month, Working at Height and Drug and Alcohol Awareness. Working at Height Working at Height is a serious issue that is relevant to almost every profession due to it covering a wide range of work usage, […]

Week Commencing 07/12/2020 – In The News

A warehouse where racking is stacked with cardboard boxes.

December Hazard of the Month Announced! Over the month of December, we are focusing on the Hazard of Working at Height. Working at Height is a serious issue that is relevant to almost every profession due to it covering a wide range of work practices, such as unsafe ladder usage to working on fragile roofs. […]

Father Christmas Works Safely on Rooftops & So Should you!

Multi-coloured string lights.

Working at Height is a serious issue that is relevant to almost every profession due to it covering a wide range of work usage, such as unsafe ladder practices to working on fragile roofs.  It is our Christmas hazard because who would know this better than Father Christmas himself? Every year he is certain to […]

Week Commencing 05/10/2020 – In The News

A man completing work in a factory with protective gloves on.

Asbestos Training in the Construction Industry Sinks to 5 Year Low The coronavirus pandemic has seen the numbers of workers undertaking asbestos training drop by over 66%. Despite the re-opening of construction sites in May, the number of workers undertaking asbestos training courses continues to remain well below average and are at their lowest level […]