LEV (Local Exhaust Ventilation)

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LEV (Local Exhaust Extraction) is an engineering control system to reduce exposures to airborne contaminants such as dust, mist, fumes, vapour or gas in a workplace by capturing the emission at source and transporting it to a safe emission point or to a filter/scrubber. Common components of an LEV system are as follows; Hood: This […]

Week Commencing 23/03/2020 – In The News

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Coronavirus Update As we are sure you are already aware, the government has now imposed stricter measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic in the UK. You may now only leave the home to: exercise once a day travel to and from work where “absolutely necessary” shop for essential items fulfil any medical or care needs. The Prime Minister also […]

Week Commencing 16/03/2020 – In The News

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Coronavirus Update & Resources This week, the strategy against the coronavirus pandemic was stepped up by the UK government. Working from home is advised to anyone who can and schools are to shut from today for an indefinite period of time, except for the children of key workers. You are also to stay at home […]

Lone Working

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Working alone is not against the law, however, there are increased and specific risks that may occur as a result of lone working. The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 states that every employer must ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of all his employees. […]

Week Commencing 09/03/2020 – In The News

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Updated Coronavirus Advice On Thursday 12th March, PM Boris Johnson announced new measures aimed at protecting the elderly and those most vulnerable to the coronavirus, which included: Anyone with a “new, continuous” cough or high temperature is advised to self-isolate for seven days. Testing will now only focus on identifying people with the virus in hospital. Schools […]

Equality, Diversity and Unity

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March’s Hazard: Discrimination We have announced that the Hazard of the Month for March is Discrimination, particularly in the workplace. This was influenced by the occurrence of International Women’s Day on 8th March, a day to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women. Additionally, with the current outbreak of coronavirus, […]

Week Commencing 02/03/2020 – In The News

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Child Fatally Injured After Pole Pins Him Against Fence SPIE Limited has been fined after a child was fatally injured when he was trapped between an unsecured pole and a fence. Dumfries Sheriff Court heard that, on 15 October 2017, an employee of SPIE Limited delivered an overhead power pole to a roadside verge adjacent to […]

Week Commencing 24/02/2020 – In The News

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Last Chance for Emergency First Aid Course This is your last call to book onto our ‘Emergency First Aid at Work’ course that will take place on Friday 6th March 2020! This is a 1-day course that has been expertly designed to give professionals a comprehensive overview of all the Health and Safety basics, meaning […]

Week Commencing 17/02/2020 – In The News

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New Safety Spotlight Blog As part of our Hazard of the Month campaign, we will now be releasing ‘Safety Spotlight’ blogs/newsletters! This piece puts in the spotlight two key Health and Safety areas that relate to our Hazard of the Month. For February and ‘Unsuitable PPE/Equipment’, the two areas are PPE and Lock Out, Tag […]

Roles & Responsibilities

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For Employers Employers and managers must ensure they are competent, meaning they have the appropriate skills and training, and thorough in managing Health and Safety issues in the workplace, as detailed under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. It can be useful for employers to have a benchmark in how they should be […]