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  • Health & safety alerts
    19/10/2020

    Fine for manufacturer after serious injuries to worker

    Emtelle UK Limited, a manufacturer of plastic tubing and blown fibre tubing for telecoms and water piping, has been fine...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    13/10/2020

    About local COVID alert levels

    The government has introduced a new system called ‘local COVID alert levels’. This will replace current guidance on ...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    9/10/2020

    Construction Health Inspection Initiative – October 2020

    Health and Safety Executive (HSE) There have been big improvements over recent years in reducing the number and rate of...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    10/09/2020

    COVID-19 News

    The government has announced new measures to suppress the virus and keep the number of infections down. The governmen...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    20/07/2020

    New Plans to Ensure Pubs, Restaurants and Cafes Offer Both Smoking and Non-Smoking Outdoor Options

    People using pubs, restaurants and cafes will soon have greater freedom to choose non-smoking outdoor areas following an...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    15/07/2020

    Face Coverings to be Mandatory in Shops and Supermarkets from 24th July

    Under new rules, people who do not wear a face covering will face a fine of up to £100, in line with the sanction on pu...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    8/07/2020

    HSE Urges Businesses to Become COVID-Secure

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is calling for businesses in Great Britain to make sure they’re COVID-secure as ...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    26/06/2020

    Restarting Workplace Pressure Systems Safely During the Coronavirus Outbreak

    This guidance is for employers who use pressure systems in their workplace including those working in manufacturing, and...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    23/06/2020

    Air Conditioning and Ventilation During the Coronavirus Outbreak

    Air conditioning The risk of air conditioning spreading Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the workplace is extremely low. Yo...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    22/06/2020

    Air Suspension Systems on Vehicles

    HSE has investigated several serious incidents involving air suspension systems on vehicles. The two main causes are col...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    11/06/2020

    Use of Face Masks Designated KN95

    Introduction A substantial number of face masks, claiming to be of KN95 standards, provide an inadequate level of prote...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    29/05/2020

    COVID-19 Temporary Relaxation of the Enforcement of the EU and GB Drivers’ Hours Rules: All Sectors Carriage of Goods by Road

    The Department for Transport introduced a temporary and limited urgent relaxation of the enforcement of both the EU and ...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    19/05/2020

    Is the Covid-19 Shutdown Putting Your Workers at Additional Risks from Legionnaires’ Disease?

    Legionellosis – is the collective name given to the pneumonia like illness caused by the legionella bacteria, inclu...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    18/05/2020

    Statement From the UK Chief Medical Officers on an Update to Coronavirus Symptoms: 18 May 2020

    New information about coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms has been announced. From today, all individuals should self-iso...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    12/05/2020

    New Guidance Launched to Help get Brits Safely Back to Work

    New ‘COVID-19 secure’ guidelines are available to UK employers to help them get their businesses back up and running...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    1/05/2020

    Musculoskeletal Disorders – How to Keep Britain’s Backbone in Good Health During the Pandemic

    The Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry is being pushed to its limits, with many manufacturers and suppliers repo...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    23/04/2020

    Advice to Distribution Centres and Other Sites on Maintaining Social Distancing for Drivers

    Loading and unloading goods vehicles can put drivers and other workers at risk. It is important to consider all risks to...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    17/04/2020

    RIDDOR Reporting of COVID-19

    You must only make a report under RIDDOR (The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    16/04/2020

    Carrying Out Thorough Examination and Testing of Lifting and Pressure Equipment During the Coronavirus Outbreak

    Introduction An emerging consequence of the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) is the challenges faced by commerce and ind...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    6/04/2020

    Coronavirus Update: A Joint Statement between the HSE, TUC and CBI

    This is an extremely worrying time for firms and workers. We know many workers, union reps and employers have questions ...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    3/04/2020

    First Aid Cover and Qualifications during Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    If first aid cover for your business is reduced because of Coronavirus or you can’t get the first aid training you nee...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    27/03/2020

    Fit Testing Face Masks to Avoid Transmitting Infection During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

    HSE updates its guidance regarding RPE and face fit testing. A fit test should be carried out before people wear RPE ...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    25/03/2020

    Performing Health or Medical Surveillance During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

    Do you already provide health / medical surveillance for employees? Are you concerned with how to continue to manage ...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    19/03/2020

    Drivers – Welfare Regulations and Drivers Hours

    Are you restricting a delivery drivers’ access to welfare facilities in your premises when they visit as part of their...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    3/03/2020

    Coronavirus (COVID-19): Latest Information and Advice

    Introduction: A Coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. Typical symptoms...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    21/02/2020

    Exposure Limits Revised

    Do you carry out building refurbishments, run a bakery, have a woodworking shop, carry out welding activities or fabrica...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    11/02/2020

    Does Your Company Lease Your Premises? Part 3

    Questions which are often raised with Consultants are: Does a commercial landlord have any legal responsibilities f...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    31/01/2020

    Does Your Company Lease Your Premises? Part 2

    Questions which are often raised with Consultants are: Does a commercial landlord have any legal responsibilities f...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    27/01/2020

    Does Your Company Lease Your Premises? Part 1

    Questions which are often raised with Consultants are: Does a commercial landlord have any legal responsibilities f...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    17/12/2019

    The Twelve Days of Christmas Day 12

    Health and Safety Myth A Chef at a carvery restaurant refused to serve the customer some skin off the turkey on the gro...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    13/12/2019

    The Twelve Days of Christmas Day 10

    Health and Safety Myth Health and safety prevent people putting coins in Christmas puddings. Reality: Finding a coin ...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    11/12/2019

    The Twelve Days of Christmas Day 8

    Health and Safety Myth Children are banned from throwing snowballs. Reality: Every year “health and safety” is qu...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    9/12/2019

    The Twelve Days of Christmas Day 6

    Health and Safety Myth Carol singer’s health and safety is at risk. Reality: Surely no-one would object to hearing ...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    5/12/2019

    The Twelve Days of Christmas Day 4

    Health and Safety Myth Indoor Christmas lights need a portable appliance test (PAT) every year Reality: Lots of compa...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    3/12/2019

    The Twelve Days of Christmas – Myth One

    Myth One: Workers are banned from putting up Christmas decorations in the office. Reality: We regularly come across c...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    18/11/2019

    DRIVING FOR WORK – On The Road

    More than a quarter of all road traffic incidents involve someone who is driving for work (Department of Transport).  I...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    31/10/2019

    Risk Assessment – Are You Complying with the Legal Requirement?

    All employers are legally required to make a ‘suitable and sufficient assessment’ of the risks to their employees’...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    30/09/2019

    Working at Height

    There are three main reasons for providing a safe and healthy working environment, (possession of morals, the fact that ...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    2/09/2019

    Company and Director Sentenced After Multiple Workers Diagnosed With Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome

    A company providing specialised services in drilling, and its director, have been sentenced after a number of workers we...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    12/08/2019

    Health and Safety Executives Statistics 2018-2019

    A total of 147 workers were killed at work in Great Britain in 2018/19. Although this represents an increase of 6 fatali...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    29/07/2019

    Employer Sentenced After Worker Severed Three Fingers – 17th July 2019

    Andrew Gibson has been given a suspended jail sentence for safety breaches after a worker suffered life changing injurie...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    5/07/2019

    Maintenance Failings Blamed for Death in Wolverhampton

    A company which admitted breaching health and safety laws after a woman was killed by debris blown off a building roof b...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    25/06/2019

    Health and Safety Executive Dust Inspections

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have announced new rounds of dust control inspections, which will take place over ...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    15/05/2019

    HSE Issue Safety Alert Regarding Platform Lifts (vertical lifting platforms or lifts for people with impaired mobility)

    If you own or use a platform lift within your premise to allow persons with impaired mobility access or are responsible ...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    30/04/2019

    FFI Increases to £154.00 per hour

    In 2012, the HSE instigated its Fee for Intervention Scheme, the cost of which was £124.00 per hour.  This was sub...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    11/02/2019

    Change in Enforcement Expectations for Welding Fume

    Introduction: There is new scientific evidence from the International Agency for Research on Cancer that exposure to mi...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    14/01/2019

     Portable Ladders

    What is happening? Product standards for portable ladders have changed  – the single British & European product ...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    21/12/2018

    Advent Calendar Day Twenty Four: Health & Safety Myths – Myth Twelve

    Myth The Chef at a carvery restaurant refused to serve the customer some skin off the turkey on the grounds of health a...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    21/12/2018

    Advent Calendar Day Twenty Three: Health & Safety Myths – Myth Eleven

    Myth It was reported that a Supermarket café told a customer that they are unable to heat up the mince pies they serve...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    21/12/2018

    Advent Calendar Day Twenty Two: Health & Safety Myths – Myth Ten

    Myth: It was reported that an entry fee charged for a Christmas craft fair was necessary in order to control the number...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    20/12/2018

    Advent Calendar Day Twenty: Health & Safety Myths – Myth Nine

    Myth: You cannot clear snow and ice from pavements yourself. Reality: You can clear snow and ice from pavements yours...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    18/12/2018

    Advent Calendar Day Eighteen: Health & Safety Myths – Myth Eight

    Myth: Health and safety prevents people putting coins in Christmas puddings. Reality: Finding a coin in your pudding ...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    14/12/2018

    Advent Calendar Day Sixteen: Health & Safety Myths – Myth Seven

    Myth: Children are banned from throwing snowballs. Reality: Every year we hear inaccurate stories about children who ...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    14/12/2018

    Advent Calendar Day Fourteen: Health & Safety Myths – Myth Six

    Myth: Carol singers are a health and safety risk. Reality: Surely no-one would object to hearing the dulcet tones of ...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    12/12/2018

    Advent Calendar Day Twelve: Health & Safety Myths – Myth Five

    Myth: Seats removed from shops - despite weary Christmas shoppers wanting to rest their feet. Reality: Give it a rest...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    10/12/2018

    Advent Calendar Day Ten: Health & Safety Myths – Myth 4

    Myth: Traditional shopping centre Christmas trees scaled back or replaced by artificial alternatives Reality: We ofte...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    7/12/2018

    Advent Calendar Day Eight: Christmas Health & Safety Myths – Myth Three

    Myth: You can't throw sweets into the crowd at pantos. Reality: Health and safety rules were blamed when a panto stop...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    6/12/2018

    Advent Calendar Day Six: Christmas Health and Safety Myths – Myth Two

    Myth: Indoor Christmas lights need a portable appliance test (PAT) every year. Reality: Lots of companies waste money...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    3/12/2018

    Advent Calendar Day Four: Christmas Health and Safety Myths – Myth One

    Myth: Workers are banned from putting up Christmas decorations in the office. Reality: Each year we hear of companies...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    24/10/2018

    Work at Height

    Working at height remains one of the biggest causes of fatalities and major injuries. Common cases include falls from la...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    19/09/2018

    Annual Statistics Show Little Has Changed

    The annual summary of workplace “fatal injury” statistics as reported to all health and safety enforcing authorities...

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