ADAPTING FIRE PRECATIONS DURING A PANDEMIC

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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 workplaces. Some of the measures put in place to control Covid have implications for fire safety and a number … Read More

FEBRUARY DEADLINE ANNOUNCED FOR OLD TYRES

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lorry tyre

We have previously reported on Government plans to improve road safety by making it illegal to fit tyres aged 10 years or older to the front wheels of lorries, buses and coaches and to any wheels of minibuses. The Government recently announced that these measures will come into force from February 2021. From that date, it will become illegal to … Read More

DO I HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT HEALTH AND SAFETY IN UNOCCUPIED PROPERTIES?

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Empty building

The short answer is, of course, YES. This is especially true if the property is only temporarily vacant and you are intending to safely re-occupy it at some point in the future e.g. once everyone can safely return from a period of lockdown. Exactly how much you need to worry and what you will need to do to ease those … Read More

A SAFE LANDING? – A Soft Landing Systems Review

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House building site

The HSE has carried out a review of Soft Landing Systems after recent popularity in building sites. Soft landing systems, such as mats or bags filled with air or soft materials, have recently become a popular method of collective protection for minimising the consequences of a fall from height. These systems are particularly popular in the house building sector. However, … 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

Big increase in drivers hours fines

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Last year traffic examiners were given new powers to issue on-the-spot fines for any drivers’ hours offences committed in the last 28 days. Previously they could only issue fines for offences committed that day or for ongoing offences such as manipulating tachograph records. Traffic examiners can now issue fines for up to 5 drivers’ hours offences in a single check. … Read More