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SIGNIFICANTLY FEWER DEATHS ON THE ROADS

February 26, 2021

The latest road casualty figures released by the Department for Transport show that in the year ending June 2020 there were 1,580 reported road deaths. While this figure is only provisional at this stage this is significantly lower than ...

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IMPROVING VISIBILITY FOR PLANT OPERATORS

February 26, 2021

The HSE report that “there are 25 fatal injuries each year on average, and hundreds of non-fatal injuries to workers [in Great Britain] as a result of being struck by moving vehicles in the workplace” and “Restricted operator visib...

ESSENTIAL FARM SAFETY MESSAGES

February 26, 2021

The HSE in Northern Ireland (HSENI) and several other bodies set up the Farm Safe Partnership to promote safety on farms in Northern Ireland. Last year this body launched Farm Safe Essentials as part of the 2020-2023 Farm Safety Action P...

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CORONAVIRUS AND OCCUPATIONAL RISK

February 26, 2021

While the majority of deaths involving Covid-19 have affected people in the 65 and over age groups, there have been a significant number of deaths of people younger than this. In January the Office for National Statistics (ONS) published...

CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS REGULATOR ANNOUNCED

February 26, 2021

The Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety following the Grenfell Tower tragedy recommended that industry and government must ensure that construction products are properly tested, certified, labelled and marketed. F...

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BUILDING SAFETY REGULATOR GETS A CHIEF INSPECTOR

February 26, 2021

The Building Safety Regulator announced as part of Building Safety Bill published in July 2020 is a key component of the Government’s reforms of the building safety system following the Grenfell Tower tragedy and the recommendations ma...

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TAKING DRIVER CPC TRAINING OFF REPEAT

February 26, 2021

Driver CPC, or Certificate of Professional Competence, training was introduced in 2007 around EU. This requires all professional drivers of lorries, buses and coaches to complete a minimum amount of initial training and regular refreshe...

ADAPTING FIRE PRECATIONS DURING A PANDEMIC

February 26, 2021

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the need to keep workplaces safe has brought many changes to the way we work, with many people now working from home or extra hygiene and measures to support social distancing being put in place in wo...

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CORONAVIRUS CHANGES TO OUTBREAK REPORTING GUIDANCE

February 26, 2021

The office guidance on how to keep your workplace safe during the Coronavirus pandemic is constantly evolving as the situation and knowledge changes. Different rules and guidance can apply in in different parts of the UK so we recommend ...

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