Tag: workplace accident

Drugs and Alcohol 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: Statistics show that alcohol and drug use are increasing on site. This can lead to accidents, so we need to make sure it doesn’t happen […]

Week Commencing 28/11/2022 – In The News

M&S distribution centre boosts staff safety Marks and Spencer has reduced workplace incidents by 80% just 10 weeks after introducing AI driven health and safety technology from Irish start-up Protex AI to its distribution centre in Castle Donington. Chosen by the retailer for its seamless integration with existing surveillance infrastructure, Protex AI uses CCTV systems […]

Week Commencing 03/10/2022 – In The News

Company fined after employee becomes drawn into machine A manufacturer of paper and paperboard has been fined after an employee was injured when they were drawn into a large paper re-winding machine. An employee of Amberset Limited based in Ashford, Kent, sustained injuries of three broken bones in their shoulder, bruising of the elbow and […]

Top 10 Simple Tips for Preventing Accidental Injuries

Employers are required by law to ensure the health and safety of all employees and anyone affected by their work, so far as is reasonably practicable. While in some work environments this may mean extensive control measures, almost every workplace from an office to a construction site will have simple changes that can be made […]

Week Commencing 01/08/2022 – In The News

Major incidents across UK puts strain on fire services – ‘Scale of these fires is set to continue’ Tuesday (19 July) was the ‘busiest day for the fire service in London since the Second World War’ dealing with multiple blazes in record-breaking temperatures, London Mayor Sadiq Khan said as he stressed the impact of the […]

Week Commencing 02/05/2022 – In The News

Employers urged to back Union safety campaign Unite wants the hundreds of councils and authorities across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to follow East Dunbartonshire council’s lead in finding innovative ways to support the late night workforce. East Dunbartonshire has made it a requirement of licensing that all hospitality businesses in the area provide […]

Week Commencing 14/03/2022 – In The News

‘Two-second rule’ campaign launched by National Highways National Highways have launched a new campaign to tackle the issue of tailgating, a factor in around one in eight crashes on England’s motorways and major A roads. In a recent National Highways poll, eight in 10 participants said they were aware of the ‘two-second rule’ when they […]

Week Commencing 21/02/2022 – In The News

7 simple steps to reduce work-related back pain Neck pain. Back pain. Tendonitis. Osteoarthritis. Most of your workforce has had them. Or will do. But do you know as much about these common conditions as you think – including how badly they impact your business? The above, along with a host of other ailments, are […]

Week Commencing 14/02/2022 – In The News

Two fake PPE companies shut down Companies fraudulently took £180,000 from COVID-19 financial assistance schemes. CK Sales Ltd and Lambden Smart Solutions Ltd have been wound up by the High Court and the Official Receiver has been appointed liquidator of the companies. Both companies purported to supply PPE, which was desperately needed when the pandemic […]

Safety Spotlight – Manual Handling & Display Screen Equipment

As part of February’s Hazard of the Month, Ergonomics, we’re highlighting two key areas: Manual Handling and Display Screen Equipment. Manual Handling Manual handling refers to transporting or supporting a load by hand or bodily force, and includes pushing, pulling, lifting, putting down, carrying or moving loads. Employers have a duty to protect their workers […]