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UPDATED VEHICLE DEFECT GUIDE

November 11, 2019

When an approved constable or Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) examiner finds a defect that affects roadworthiness whether during an MOT test or when they stop a vehicle at the roadside there are various actions that they can t...

Oven

MOBILE OVEN CLEANING SAFETY ALERT

November 11, 2019

Following an incident where a van exploded the HSE have issued a safety alert regarding mobile oven cleaning services. Typically, these services involve a van equipped with a dip tank to soak oven parts in hot cleaning solution at the cu...

ENFORCEMENT ACTION FALLS IN 2018/19

November 11, 2019

The latest figures issued by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show a fall in the number of prosecutions and notices issued for breaches of health and safety regulations in 2018/19. The HSE and local authorities can issue both improv...

SLIPS, TRIPS AND FALLS STILL TOPPING THE CHARTS

November 11, 2019

The latest statistics from the HSE show the most common cause of non-fatal injury in the workplace was slips, trips and falls at the same level accounting for around 29% of injuries. So, what can you do to protect your workforce from bec...

van

CARRYING OUT A VEHICLE WALK ROUND SAFETY CHECK

September 23, 2019

Carrying out simple checks before a vehicle is used can be an effective way of spotting potentially dangerous issues or defects before vehicles are used and ensuring that vehicles are in good working condition. For operators of commercia...

Drink Driving

DRINKING, DRIVING AND OCCUPATIONAL ROAD SAFETY

September 20, 2019

The Department for Transport recently published their final estimates for reported road casualties in Great Britain involving illegal alcohol levels in 2017. These final figures show a reduction in the total number of accidents involving...

Mobile Phones

PLANNING FOR SAFE AUTOMATED DRIVING SYSTEMS

September 20, 2019

While fully self driving vehicles are not yet a common feature on our roads an increasing amount of driver assistance technology is being fitted to vehicles, including driving aids such as collision avoidance systems, parking assist, ada...

Fire safety

SPRINKLERS IN HIGH RISE BUILDINGS

September 20, 2019

Following the tragic Grenfell Tower fire, the government launched an independent review of building regulations and fire safety leading in December 2018 to a call for evidence on the technical review of Approved Document B of the Buildin...

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