Winter is on the doorstep and whilst it brings beautiful, crisp, winter mornings and bright blue skies (sometimes!), when it comes to health and safety, it brings a completely different set of scenarios. [Read more…]
Manual handling training is an important part of health and safety. Statistics tell us that this is the case. Over 31 million working days are lost due to injuries as a result of workplace accidents, many of which could have been avoided.
Health and safety is not about apportioning blame but about making the workplace as safe and functional as possible. Manual handling, the correct lifting and moving of items either physically and/or with lifting equipment, is an important tool in reducing workplace accidents and injuries.
Training is essential but what are the do’s and don’ts of training employees to lift, move and carry things safely? [Read more…]
A busy place, the warehouse can be a minefield of hazards and risks, all of which the warehouse worker must avoid. But what are they? And how can accidents be prevented? [Read more…]
The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 says that there are three distinct sections to a health and safety policy; [Read more…]
When it comes to health and safety management, many companies work on an ‘as it needs to be done’ basis, but this often leads to things getting missed, or slipping through the net. By employing the PDCA cycle to your health and safety management, you are less likely to miss anything important, and you can truly say you’re doing the best that you can to keep your work premises safe for both customers and staff. [Read more…]
If there is one thing lacking in every business from a start-up to a multi-national corporation, it is the time needed to get things done. With tasks and activities competing for a priority notch on your to-do list, squeezing everything in – including an audit of health and safety practices and procedures – is almost impossible. So how can you audit your health and safety practices and processes when time is short? [Read more…]