Farm-Safety-Week

It’s Farm Safety Week

Farm Safety Week starts today and its focus will be to promote the importance of protecting workers and the public on farms and within the agricultural industry. Supported by the Farm Safety Foundation, the Health & Safety Executive and Farm Safety Partnerships ‘Farm Safety Week’ will take place alongside the Royal Welsh Show, which is […]

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Avoid expensive Health & Safety slip-ups

Avoid expensive Health & Safety slip-ups

Research suggests that Health & Safety fines for businesses have more than doubled in 2015/16 in comparison to the previous year; £38.3 million versus £18.1 million. We all know that Health & Safety can often fall onto the back-burner; managing employees, organising workloads, monitoring revenue and planning for the future are just a few of […]

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driving at work

Top Tips for driving at work

Over 5,000 accidents involving transport in the workplace are recorded by the HSE each year, with 50 resulting in fatalities. So, with such a high number of accidents being recorded, how can business owners ensure employees and customers driving to work are kept safe? Keep records of all agency drivers While it is common practice for […]

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musculoskeletal disorders

Work-related musculoskeletal disorders

Even though information and training on preventing chronic injuries is readily accessible nowadays, year after year we are still seeing a disconcerting rise in cases of work-related musculoskeletal disorders. Although not life threatening, both episodic and chronic cases significantly reduce a person’s quality of life and currently affect a sizeable portion of the population. According […]

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new fines

New fines for speeding drivers kick in

The new fines for speeding came into force on the 24th April 2017- and the penalties are a lot tougher. New higher penalties will be introduced- and they could be as high as 175% of your weekly income. Fines for the most serious breaches will have a starting point of 150% of a person’s weekly […]

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First Aid essentials

First Aid essentials for every workplace

The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 states that all employers should provide the correct equipment, allied to at least one fully trained first aider, to ensure any injury or ill staff at work receive help immediately. The minimum requirements will probably suffice for a small office-based business or retail area which constitute low-risk, […]

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Safeguarding in the workplace

Safeguarding in the workplace is essential for all those who come into contact with children and families in their everyday work duties. Protecting children and vulnerable adults is high on the agenda in the UK. Anyone working with children and families should: » Be familiar with and follow their organisation’s policy and procedures for safeguarding the welfare […]

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Slips, Trips and Falls

Slips, Trips and Falls in the workplace  

Slips, Trips and Falls result in thousands of injuries every year. The most common ones are musculoskeletal injuries, cuts, bruises, fractures and dislocations but more serious injuries can occur. Slips occur when a person’s foot loses traction with the ground surface due to wearing inappropriate footwear or when walking on slippery surfaces such as those that […]

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