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TYRED OUT

August 3, 2020

The department for Transport has announced that it will soon be made illegal to fit tyres aged 10 years or older to the front wheels of lorries, buses and coaches and to any wheels of minibuses. Legislation is expected in the autumn. Leg...

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RECORD LOW FOR FATAL WORKPLACE ACCIDENTS IN THE UK

August 3, 2020

The latest statistics just released by the HSE show that in the year April 2019 to March 2020, 111 workers were killed as a result of accidents at work. This compares to 149 deaths the previous year and is the lowest level on record, how...

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HSE ISSUE AIR SUSPENSION SAFETY ALERT

July 8, 2020

Following investigations into incidents involving vehicle air suspension systems, the HSE have issued a safety alert for anyone carrying out work, including recovery work, on such vehicles whether this is at the roadside, customer premis...

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HSE ISSUE KN95 FACEMASK WARNING

July 8, 2020

The HSE have issued a safety alert warning employers against the use of KN95 facemasks as Personal Protective Equipment. Except where it has been organised by the UK Government for use by NHS or other healthcare workers where assessments...

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INTERNAL FALLS ARE PREVENTABLE

July 8, 2020

The HSE in Northern Ireland (HSENI) have launched a new campaign targeted at falls from height in the construction industry. Of the five fatal construction related accidents reported in Northern Ireland since January 2020, HSENI report t...

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LATEST FIGURES SHOW FALL IN FIRE DEATHS

July 8, 2020

Fire and rescue statistics released by the Home Office for England the year ending December 2019 show a 10% fall in the number of fire related fatalities from 262 in the previous year to 237 in the latest year. In the same period, Fire a...

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WORKING FROM HOME MANAGING THE OTHER RISKS

June 4, 2020

The current infection control measures have seen a large increase in the number of people carrying out some or all of their work from home and an equally large increase in the number of articles about how to set up a safe workstation whi...

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SOCIAL DISTANCING IN THE WORKPLACE

June 4, 2020

Except for certain businesses, such as non-essential shops and public venues, which have been instructed to close, other employers can continue to work provided they can do so safely. Of course anyone who is ill with, showing symptoms of...

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