KEEPING UP TO DATE WITH CORONAVIRUS ADVICE

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Virus Face Mask

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and scientific knowledge grows, any summary of current recommendations in an article such as this is likely to be out of date almost as soon as it is written, so how can you keep up to date?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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Coronavirus Mask

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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PIB Risk Management Russell Hatton

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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courier

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

PROSECUTION UPDATE – COMMERCIAL VEHICLE HAZARDS

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Lorry highway

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 & Sons fell almost 3 meters from the trailer to the ground and suffered severe injuries. The company was prosecuted for health … Read More

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

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Snow and Ice

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, every floor and traffic route in a workplace should be kept free from obstructions and from any article or substance which may cause a … Read More

NEW GUIDANCE CONSTRUCTION HOISTS AND MAST CLIMBERS

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Construction Hoists

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 taking the loads imposed on it by the equipment and the load carried. When free standing most equipment can only move … Read More

METAL FABRICATION INSPECTIONS

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Welding Fume

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 particular welding fume and metalworking fluids. In February 2019 the HSE issued a safety alert following the publication of scientific evidence that exposure to all welding … Read More