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HSE SAFETY ALERT issued 15 August 2023

HSE has issued a safety alert after evidence from an investigation of a fatal incident revealed concerns with the BendPak XPR series two-post lifts. BendPak XPR series two-post vehicle lifts: risk of major incident HSE has issued a safety alert warning users and suppliers of potential problems with BendPak XPR series two-post vehicle lift arm… Continue reading HSE SAFETY ALERT issued 15 August 2023

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What are employers’ responsibilities to staff after an accident?

Item from SHP August 2023  “What are employers’ responsibilities to staff after an accident? Workplace accidents refer to any unplanned, unexpected incidents that result in injury or harm to employees during the course of their work. When these accidents occur, anyone who is considered an ‘employer’ by UK legal standards has what is known as… Continue reading What are employers’ responsibilities to staff after an accident?

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WHY YOUR ACCIDENT BOOK IS ESSENTIAL

Accident book The Accident Book is an essential document for employers and employees, who are required by law to record and report details of specified work-related injuries and incidents. It enables businesses to comply with legal requirements under social security and health and safety legislation, including Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR)… Continue reading WHY YOUR ACCIDENT BOOK IS ESSENTIAL

Directors’ duties: A stark reminder!

Directors’ duties: A stark reminder of what can happen when things go wrong. Without a good health and safety culture which flows from the top down so proactive interventions by directors and those in the senior management team is key to facilitating a safe working environment. Safety culture has been defined as consisting of shared… Continue reading Directors’ duties: A stark reminder!

HSE Bulletin – Water Safety

HSE Bulletin – Have you checked your water Water Safety system recently? A simple assessment reduces the risk of legionella. Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially fatal form of lung infection. It is normally contracted by inhaling small droplets of water (aerosols), suspended in the air, containing the bacteria. If you are an employer, or someone… Continue reading HSE Bulletin – Water Safety

Construction Site Fire Safety

Construction Fire Safety It is important that all contractors ensure that an initial Fire Risk assessment is completed before the project starts and at regular intervals during the project as the project moves forward. The fire strategy plan within the Construction Phase Plane is reviewed in line with the Fire Risk assessment. Fire Safety in… Continue reading Construction Site Fire Safety

HSE safety alert: Unsafe use of floor grating systems

HSE safety alert about the unsafe use of floor grating systems on offshore oil and gas platforms, vessels and wind generation installations. Sections of polymer floor grating systems can become dislodged, with workers and others at risk of tripping on unsecured flooring or falling through the subsequent hole. Investigations have revealed that fasteners used to… Continue reading HSE safety alert: Unsafe use of floor grating systems

FIRE SAFETY

A fire safety inspector ordered 21 improvements to the New County Hotel in Perth only three weeks before a fire killed three people. Know all in detail.. Inadequate fire doors and concerns over compartmentation revealed by Perth hotel audit three weeks before fatal fire The hotel in Perth where three people died in a fire… Continue reading FIRE SAFETY

Home Office signals commencement of Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022

THE Fire Safety England Regulations 2022 come into force today (Monday 23 January 2023) and implement the majority of the recommendations made by the Grenfell Tower Inquiry in its Phase 1 report, which required a change in the law. The Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 seek to improve the fire safety of blocks of flats in… Continue reading Home Office signals commencement of Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022