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A guide to workplace transport safety

Every year, there are over 5000 accidents involving transport in the workplace, and sadly, about 50 of these result in people being killed (www.hse.gov.uk/statistics)….

Tips for how businesses can prevent fire hazards

Regardless of the size or type of business, the potential for a fire is always present and ensuring the correct workplace fire prevention that…

The importance of workplace inspections

Workplace inspections are a key part of good health and safety management, allowing you to check that your workplace and work activities are healthy…

Why mental health in the workplace matters

For many of us, work is a major part of our lives. It is where we spend much of our time, where we get…

A guide to managing noise in the workplace

Loud noise at work can damage people’s hearing and lead to risks to safety. Noise at work can cause hearing damage that is permanent…

Sentencing guidelines for health and safety offences

It’s been nearly 6 years now since new sentencing guidelines for health and safety, corporate manslaughter and food safety and hygiene offences came into…

Warehouse and logistics safety

Warehousing and Logistics can be a dangerous environment to work in, with many potential hazards and associated risks. In 2010/11 there were 157 major…

A guide to CDM regulations

In construction, CDM stands for the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations, these are a set of health and safety regulations that apply to every…

The man behind the business – Chad Bott

Behind every successful business, is a person driving that company forward, striving to offer the best services, in a professional manner, with experience and…

The purpose of a Health and Safety Policy

A Health and Safety Policy forms the basis and structure of any management system, ensuring not only legislation is met, but that guidelines for…

The benefits of accreditations and certifications 

Within any industry, gaining accreditation is hugely beneficial as it shows the companies commitment to staff and clients alike and can open doors to…

What is a company induction process?

Induction training is a key process in the management of any workplace risks and the control of hazards, within various industries. There is evidence…

The importance of Risk Assessments

Risk assessments are a legal requirement, and all companies and self-employed people are required to consider health and safety risks in the workplace, with…

What is a Safety Tour?

As an employer, you have a duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of your employees and anyone else who might be affected…

The importance of Method Statements

Method statements are a type of health and safety document that details the steps (method) required to carry out a job safely, and to…

Top tips for safety in the workplace 

Workplace safety issues can be present in any field but are particularly prevalent in industries such as transportation, manufacturing, and construction. However, the work…

The benefits of outsourcing Health & Safety

Health and safety should be at the top of company’s agenda, irrespective of the size of the company. The purpose of health and safety…

Manual handling at work

Manual handling causes over a third of all workplace injuries. These include work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) such as pain and injuries to arms, legs…

Working with display screen equipment 

As an employer, you must protect your workers from the health risks of working with display screen equipment (DSE), such as PCs, laptops, tablets…

How Health and Safety Audits can offer an independent perspective 

The health and safety needs of a small or large business can change over time and it is important that audits are carried out…

The importance of Fire Risk Assessments 

With the change of unlimited fines being handed out to business owners for poor fire safety practice, Fire Risk Assessments couldn’t be more important…

What is Face Fit Testing

A face fit test is a simple test which checks whether a person’s mask fits their face shape and size. When worn correctly RPE…

The importance of CPR and Defibrillator training

As the Euros grip the nation and we dare to dream that the words “It’s coming home” may actually be a reality, who can…