Tips to Help Make Sure Your Safety Procedures are Both Effective and Enforced

 When developing and writing down safety procedures, ensure that they are clear and applicable to the task. Use the findings of your risk assessments as the basis for determining what controls are needed, how they should be implemented and when. Ensure that the correct planning and coordination of tasks takes place before any work starts. […]

Health and Safety Enforcement: Quick Facts

Responsibility for the enforcement of health and safety legislation is split between the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and local authority inspectors (eg environmental health officers). The split is dependent on the main activity of the premises being inspected and is detailed in the Health and Safety (Enforcing Authority) Regulations 1998. Inspectors from the HSE […]

Winter Newsletter

UPCOMING EVENTS We at Walker Health and Safety Services Limited are attending the Health and Safety Event at the NEC in Birmingham on 10th-12th April 2018. The event provides the perfect networking and education opportunity to anyone responsible for running a safe and efficient workplace, anywhere in the UK. To find out how we get […]

Mobile Telephones in Vehicles

Recent items in the media concerning the use of mobile phones while stuck in traffic and the use of satellite navigation (satnav) apps on mobile telephones in vehicles has revealed a degree of uncertainty and inconsistency over the law and its application. There have been reports that in some parts of the country, drivers are […]

Mistakes made when wearing high visibility clothing

EN ISO 20471 clothing, also known as high visibility clothing, is produced for one purpose, which is to enhance visibility and thus to keep people safe when they are working on roads, runways, construction sites or in large warehouses, where vehicles, forklift trucks, aircraft and the like are operating. Nevertheless, not everyone is aware of […]

Health and Safety Training

The main reason for providing health and safety training is to enable people to do their jobs safely and without risk to health. Organisations often allocate considerable resources to the provision of training. This topic describes the type of pre-planning that should take place to ensure the greatest benefit is realised. Employers are legally obliged […]

Is noise an issue for the workplace?

The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 require you to prevent or reduce risks to health and safety from exposure to noise at work. Regulations require the employer to: Assess the risks to employees from noise at work Take action to reduce the noise exposure that produces those risks Provide employees with hearing protection if […]