TIGHTENING RESTRICTIONS ON MOBILE PHONE USE AT THE WHEEL

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Driving a vehicle is one of the most hazardous activities that many people carry out and it is important that drivers are able to concentrate on the task in hand. As such the use of hand-held mobile phones while driving has been prohibited in the UK for many years. However since the legislation was introduced, technology has progressed leading to … Read More

TALKING ABOUT STRESS IN THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR

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In normal years it is estimated that around 600,00 workers suffer from work-related stress, depression or anxiety (new or longstanding) and over 12 million working days are lost to these causes. With added anxiety caused by Coronavirus, it is no surprise that this is a serious issue. Previously the HSE launched a “Talking Toolkit” to help line managers have conversations … Read More

TALL CRANES AND LOW FLYING OBJECTS

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Any tall object, such as a tall building or a crane can pose a hazard to aviation especially when close to an airport or aerodrome or on a flight path. In order to minimise the risk, regulations require particular hazards to be notified to the authorities, illuminated and suitably marked. The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) have recently issued new … Read More

DRAFT BUILDING SAFETY BILL PUBLISHED

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The Government published a draft Building Safety Bill on 20th July. This is a large and complex document and has been published as a draft in order to allow initial scrutiny before it is introduced to Parliament. The Bill creates a new Building Safety Regulator which is being established by the HSE and will oversee the safe design, construction and … Read More

KEEPING UP TO DATE WITH CORONAVIRUS ADVICE

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With advice and information regarding Coronavirus / COVID-19 constantly evolving as the situation develops and scientific knowledge grows, any summary of current recommendations in an article such as this is likely to be out of date almost as soon as it is written, so how can you keep up to date? For safety, health and other questions and assistance you … Read More

Guides to returning to work after lockdown

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As the Government’s lockdown measures are eased many businesses are considering returning to work. Therefore, in conjunction with our colleagues within the PIB Group, we have produced guidance covering some key factors to consider when re-opening your sites. Whilst each business will have its own unique challenges, hopefully this will help you to consider how you can reopen safely when … Read More

PIB Risk Management Features In Spring AQD ARMA Magazine

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Managing risk within leisure facilities can be complex, especially within residential apartment blocks. Russell Hatton, Business Development Manager at PIB Risk Management has recently authored an article for ARMA members via their technical publication AQD. Read an excerpt of the article below, or click here to read the full article. Property managers can often find themselves responsible for the day-to-day … Read More

VEHICLE LIFT CHECKS – 48 OUT OF 55 FOUND FAULTY IN NORTHERN IRELAND

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The MOT testing of cars operates differently in Northern Ireland to the rest of the UK. In Northern Ireland tests are required for cars from 4 years old, the system is run by the Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA) and tests can only be carried out at state operated testing centres. In January 2020 following routine tests faults were found … Read More

DRIVING GIG GUIDE LAUNCHED

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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 with the work arranged through an online platform. This may be the sole source of income for some individuals … Read More

NEW CHEMICAL EXPOSURE LIMITS NOW IN FORCE

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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 organism’s genes). EU member states were given until 17th January 2020 to implement these changes into national legislation. Exposure limits are based on … Read More