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Coronavirus

CONCERNED ABOUT CORONAVIRUS

February 18, 2020

While the risk to individuals in the UK remains low it is not unreasonable to be concerned about the global spread of the new Coronavirus following the outbreak in Wuhan, China. In the UK, as at 10th February, it has been reported that a...

Manual Handling

MANUAL HANDLING GUIDANCE REVISED

February 10, 2020

The HSE have published an updated version of their leaflet “INDG143 Manual Handling At Work A Brief Guide”. The leaflet is aimed at employers and gives information on the problems associated with manual handling and gives guidance an...

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DRIVING GIG GUIDE LAUNCHED

February 4, 2020

The term “gig economy” is generally used to refer to people working on a less formal basis than the traditional full-time 9 to 5 job. Typically, this can involve someone working on a task by task basis for several providers, often wi...

NEW CHEMICAL EXPOSURE LIMITS NOW IN FORCE

February 4, 2020

Last year we reported how the EU was in the process of introducing new lower workplace exposure for certain substances that have been identified as being either carcinogenic or mutagenic (capable of causing permanent change in an organis...

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PROSECUTION UPDATE – COMMERCIAL VEHICLE HAZARDS

January 16, 2020

PROSECUTION UPDATE – COMMERCIAL VEHICLE HAZARDS In this article we look at three recent cases involving commercial vehicles. While securing a load of grain bags on a curtainside trailer in February 2016 an employee of W D Cormack & Son...

Snow and Ice

CLEARING SNOW AND ICE: WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW?

January 6, 2020

Health and safety regulations require employers to assess risks and where necessary take action to reduce those risks, this includes the risks of slips and trips. Specific regulations require that, so far as is reasonably practicable, ev...

Construction Hoists

NEW GUIDANCE CONSTRUCTION HOISTS AND MAST CLIMBERS

January 6, 2020

Hoists and mast climbing work platforms are often used in construction as a convenient way of getting people and materials to and from high workplaces. All such equipment will require a base or foundation which is capable of safely takin...

Welding Fume

METAL FABRICATION INSPECTIONS

January 6, 2020

The HSE have announced that during January, February and March 2020 their inspectors will be targeting metal fabrication workplaces. The inspection programme will be focussing on the control of substances hazardous to health, in particul...

Glass Balustrade Safety

GLASS BALUSTRADE SAFETY ALERT

January 6, 2020

The Standing Committee On Structural Safety (SCOSS) has issued a safety alert regarding the structural safety of glass used in balustrades e.g. where glass panels are used as an infill between the posts and rails around a balcony or stai...

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