Tag: workplace injury

Plan/Do/Check/Act – The Cycle for Continuous Improvement

Consistently achieving and maintaining a high level of Health and Safety is rarely accomplished through quick fix and infrequent interventions, instead a sustained and systematic approach is recommended by the HSE. For this reason, the Plan, Do, Check, Act structure has been adopted into company culture by business all over the UK.  This initiative installs […]

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 […]

Safety Spotlight: CPR Essentials, Health and Safety Site Induction, and Personal Protective Equipment

As part of October’s Hazard of the Month, Injury, we’re highlighting three key areas: CPR Essentials, Health and Safety Site Induction, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). CPR Essentials Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, also known as CPR, is a potentially life-saving emergency procedure, as it can buy enough time for the emergency services to reach the scene of […]

Week Commencing 19/09/2022 – In The News

Jacobs’ plan for the World’s Biggest Mental Health Check-in On 10 October 2022, to coincide with World Mental Health Day, Jacobs is inviting all organisations and industries to come together and join them in touching one million lives. The aim is to create the ‘World’s Biggest Mental Health Check-in’. SHP hears more from Jacobs about […]

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 […]

First Aid: Burns

Burns can occur in any workplace; each year some 13,000 burns injuries are treated in British hospitals and around 200 people die from burn-related injuries. A third of adult burns are work-related. As these figures only represent those burns that are treated in hospital, the actual figure is potentially much higher. What Can Cause Burns? […]

Safety Spotlight: Electrical Safety, Fire Safety, Fire Wardens & Slips, Trips and Falls

As part of September’s Hazard of the Month, Maintenance, we’re highlighting four key areas: Electrical Safety, Fire Safety, Fire Wardens and Slips, Trips & Falls. Electrical Safety Electrical has the power to severely injure or kill people and cause serious damage to property, and even non-fatal shocks can cause severe and permanent injury. Therefore it is […]

Week Commencing 15/08/2022 – In The News

“Automation is great, but don’t forget health and safety”, urges industry expert Doug Russell, an experienced health and safety professional and committee member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health’s (IOSH) Food and Drink Industries Group, admits that the increasing use of automation in food and drink manufacturing can bring significant benefits to businesses. […]

First Aid: Amputations and Lost Teeth

HSE accident statistics tell us that in the reporting year 2020/2021 there were 456 reported amputation injuries in the workplace. Historically this figure has been around the 580 mark, so taking into account reduced access to work thorough the Covid-19 pandemic reducing this figure, statistically the chances of an amputation in the workplace are relatively […]

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 […]