Tag: Risk Assessment

Guide to COSHH

In any industry that involves working with chemicals or hazardous substances, workers will invariably come across COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) symbols on the labels of bottles and containers that store dangerous substances. It is essential that these labels are understood, and that the COSHH standards are followed in the handling and storage […]

Top 10 Tips for COSHH Safety in the Workplace

Any substance with the capacity to inflict harm in any form is defined as hazardous. According to COSHH, hazardous substances are defined as those that are corrosive, explosive, toxic, or capable of oxidizing. Almost every UK workplace will use substances that pose potential health hazards. Therefore making sure that employees can recognize such substances and […]

Week Commencing 11/12/2023 – In The News

Cider manufacturer fined following grandad’s death Tommy Manns, from Dymock, Gloucestershire, was driving for H Weston and Sons Limited, the manufacturer of Henry Westons Cider, when he was killed by the end of a security barrier on 28 September 2020. H Weston and Sons Limited was fined £1.4 million on Thursday after the company was […]

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: […]

Fire Warden Role and Responsibilities

While fire safety is a communal responsibility in the workplace, fire wardens have specific duties to carry out both in their day-to-day role, and in the case of a fire. They are appointed by responsible persons in the business to assist them in meeting their legal fire safety obligations. Keep reading to learn more: Is […]

Top 10 Fire Safety Tips for the Workplace

The needs of every workplace when ensuring their fire safety needs are met are unique – however, there are some actions you can take in any workplace to improve the fire safety of your business and employees. Keep reading for our top tips! 1. Maintain Good Workplace Housekeeping Keeping a clean and uncluttered environment is […]

Fire Risk Assessments in the Workplace

A workplace fire risk assessment should be carried out and reviewed regularly in order to identify what actions are required to prevent fire and keep people safe. By carefully examining you premises and the people within them, you should be able to understand potential risks and use this information to improve your fire safety precautions. […]

Week Commencing 06/11/2023 – In The News

RED backs calls for increased van driver training Red Corporate Driver Training has backed calls from an influential road safety lobby for increased training requirements for van drivers. The European Transport Safety Council has written to MEPs asking for an extension to the use of Certificates of Professional Competence (CPCs) to van drivers, creating a […]

Safety Spotlight – Fire Safety & Fire Wardens

As part of November’s Hazard of the Month, Fire, we’re highlighting two key areas: Fire Safety and Fire Wardens. Fire Safety Work involving flammable substances like gases, vapours, mists, or combustible dusts can lead to fires or explosions if mixed with air and ignited. These incidents can cause severe damage to lives, property, the environment, and […]

Consultant Q&A Blog: Elizabeth

We’re back again with another Consultant Q&A! This time we’re chatting to SHEQ Consultant Elizabeth about her role, goals, and recent challenges – keep reading to learn more. What are you finding most interesting in your role currently? The best thing about my role is that there’s always new bits and pieces to learn from all over […]