Machinery Safety: Quick Facts

Machinery can pose a wide range of hazards to users and bystanders. As such, the control of machinery hazards is of paramount importance. Adequate training and instruction must be provided. This blog provides an overview of the measures that need to be taken to protect operators and others from the hazards of machinery. The principal mechanical […]

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Managing Stress

Actions to Address the Causes of Workplace Stress To address the common aspects of working life that can cause stress, managers should regularly do the following.   Review workloads, targets and deadlines. This may involve: Reviewing the volume of work each employee is expected to achieve in order to assess whether it is fair, reasonable […]

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Epilepsy in the workplace: a 10 step guide

Epilepsy is a neurological condition affecting around 600,000 people in the UK — so it’s essential that every employer knows how to help those with the condition. Health, safety and ergonomics consultants System Concepts lay out the 10 key actions to take. What every employer needs to know The majority of people diagnosed with epilepsy […]

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Mobile Devices: Quick Facts

Networked mobile devices, cloud-based data management and 4G networks mean we can now work almost anywhere. Flexible working can save costs and improve the work-life balance of employees, resulting in more staff working while travelling and away from the office. This means an increasing use of mobile devices (laptops, tablets and smartphones). However, mobile working […]

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Vaping – Not safe at all!

E-cigarettes may be more harmful than we think, researchers have warned in a new study that may cause employers to review their corporate vaping policies. The findings, which were published in the journal Thorax, have concluded that vaping disables key immune cells in the lung that keep the air spaces clear of potentially harmful particles, and […]

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Employee PPE Responsibilities

PPE is designed to protect workers from workplace hazards and risk but PPE doesn’t last as long as you’d think. Once you have the equipment, your job isn’t over! It all depends on how often your PPE is used and in which conditions. PPE is provided by employers and needs to be inspected regularly to […]

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Do employers have to provide sun cream?

With British temperatures rising each summer, most people are aware of the dangers of skin cancer and sunburn; however, when your employees work outside, how can they protect themselves from summer heat waves? Sun cream is one of the easiest and most logical answers – outside of protective clothing, hats, and sunglasses – but do […]

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Summer Newsletter

In each newsletter we will be exploring the top 8 pieces of workplace health and safety legislation that you should be aware of. In our Spring Newsletter, we explored the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 and Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992. If you haven’t done so already, you can read our Spring […]

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Display Screen Equipment: Quick Facts

Many jobs now require the prolonged use of display screen equipment (DSE) to complete work tasks, more time is spent seated in one posture and reports of ill health relating to work with DSE have risen. DSE now incorporates much more than just computer screens in an office. This topic offers advice on the safe […]

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Safety and Car Parks

Car park owners, and any contractors operating car parks on their behalf, have a responsibility to ensure that car parks are safe to use. Many organisations operate car parks. This can be as part of the organisation’s overall commercial activity or as a utility for employees. Car parks can present many hazards. People in the […]

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