Working at height is something that many workers do day in and day out. Whilst many of these projects are concluded without issue, falling from a height is still one of the most likely ways for someone to be hurt at work or worse, to lose their life. Can you make working at height safer on your site?
Modern workplaces can be stressful, a common concern for many employers and employees. A risk assessment of a workstation is an activity employers should schedule on a regular basis. [Read more…]
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 requires you, the employer, to provide whatever information, instruction, training and supervision is necessary to ensure that, as far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety at work of your employees is assured.
Essentially, health and safety is a legal requirement but also one that stands on both moral and ethical grounds. The days of people going to work to possibly not come home should be long gone and ill-health in later years as a result of being exposed to harmful chemicals etc. should also be a thing of the past.
And yet, in the 21st Century, workers can still suffer from poor health as a result of work. Fatalities still happen – 144 fatalities at work, in fact, during the year 2017/18. [Read more…]
A lone worker is an employee who works out of sight and sound of other employees. Even when there is communication, such as via radio or as an employer you can use a mobile phone and other tech to ‘maintain’ contact, lone workers are at significantly more risk of harm than colleagues who work in teams.
From a health and safety point of view, are you doing all you can to ensure a lone worker’s personal safety and well-being? [Read more…]
As a small business, there are many things that you need to do to ensure that your business is a safe place to work for everyone. Health and safety is a big issue for any business to tackle so what hacks can we offer?
The latest Government figures relating to health and safety have been released and it seems to be a mixed picture across many industries. There was an increase in fines up to the end of March 2017, – 80% increase in fact – of ‘duty holders’ in relation to health and safety offences.
Between April 2016 and March 2017, 137 workers in Britain were killed at work or suffered an injury and later passed away, a decrease on the previous year of 147. There were 92 members of the public killed during the same year in what are considered to be ‘work-related’ activities. [Read more…]