The Technicalities of Toilets

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How Do You Comply With Welfare Laws? Under the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1922, if you employ anyone (however short the period) you must ‘so far as is reasonably practicable’, provide adequate and appropriate welfare facilities for them while they are at work. This means you are legally required to provide such facilities unless it is clearly unreasonable in terms of […]

Week Commencing 28/10/2019 – In the News

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New Hazard of the Month Revealed WA Management are pleased to announce their next hazard of the month for November is Lack of Employee Welfare. If you employ anyone (however short the period) you must ‘so far as is reasonably practicable’, provide adequate and appropriate welfare facilities for them while they are at work. ‘Welfare facilities’ include washing, toilet, rest and changing facilities, and somewhere clean to eat and […]

Week commencing 4th March – In the News

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Heavy fine after extensive HSE investigation On Monday, we reported on an extensive HSE investigation into a marine contractor, after a worker fell six metres from a ladder. The victim unfortunately sustained life-altering injuries to the neck and back, as well as extensive fractures to the ribs and hip. The investigation concluded that not enough […]

Week commencing 25th February – In the News

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Forklift Safety – How to keep pedestrians safe On Monday, we highlighted an extremely informative article from SHPOnline about the challenges facing companies using forklift trucks around pedestrians. Indeed, a recent analysis of RIDDOR reports stated that 3 quarters of forklift truck incidents which involved ‘impact with a third person’ were due to unrelated pedestrians. […]

Week Commencing 10th December 2018 – In the News

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Fine for company after safety breaches resulted in fatality A Leicestershire-based plastics processing firm has been fined in excess of £290,000 after a HSE investigation uncovered that an employee fatality was due to safety breeches. The victim sustained severe injuries when a casting rod was ejected from a casting machine at 81mph. The investigation suggested […]

Week commencing 29th October 2018 – In the News

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2018 Budget unveils new funding and support for Mental Health and Wellbeing This week, many in the Health and Safety world have been poring over and scrutinising the 2018 Budget, which was unveiled this week. Importantly, however, the Chancellor outlined plans to provide an extra £2bn funding for Mental Health support services across the company. […]

Week commencing 30th July – In the News

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Neil Hewitt of Arco Safety outlines incoming changes to PPE The new PPE directive EU 2016/425 is set to make the most significant changes to PPE in 20 years, according to Neil Hewitt, Divisional Director of Quality and Technical Standards at Arco Safety. The guidelines are being introduced to streamline and standardise PPE supply chains, […]

Builders Launch Mental Health in Construction Training

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Surveys suggest that more than 80% of workers in the construction industry suffer from some degree of work-related stress. This can include anxiety or depression and may lead to physical issues such as stomach ulcers and increased risk of heart attack. In an industry, where workers face demands such as heavy workloads, tight deadlines and […]