Posts Tagged ‘Accidents’

06/06/2012

FREE EVENT – Risk assessment – getting back to basics

Wednesday 20 June 2012, Pavilions, Wetherby Road, Harrogate Who is the event aimed at? Small and medium sized businesses (SME’s). In particular it would be beneficial for anyone who wishes to carry out their own risk assessment e.g. business owners or those who need to carry out site specific assessments for larger employers e.g., departmental […]

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01/06/2012

CDM Regs to be reviewed

The HSE has announced it will be re-drafting the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations for reissue in 2014. The Löfstedt report recommended that an ongoing review of CDM 2007 should consider a clearer expression of duties, a reduction in bureaucracy and suitable guidance for small projects. A spokesperson for the HSE said: “While many aspects […]

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30/03/2012

From 6 April 2012 [subject to Parliamentary approval] RIDDOR’s over three day injury reporting requirement will change. From then the trigger point will increase from over three days’ to over seven days’ incapacitation (not counting the day on which the accident happened). Incapacitation means that the worker is absent or is unable to do work […]

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23/03/2012

What the Budget means for health & safety

The Chancellor has promised that 84% per cent of health and safety regulation will be scrapped or improved, according to this year’s Budget. Last year, in its response to the Löfstedt review, the Government said it is committed to reduce health and safety regulation by more than half. The latest figure announced in the Budget […]

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07/03/2012

Inspector criticises factory for putting money above safety

A manufacturing company has been prosecuted for continually falling below acceptable health and safety standards at its factory. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard that skip manufacturer received nine Improvement Notices and a Prohibition Notice for safety failings at its premises During a visit, a HSE Inspector learned that the company did not have examination certificates for […]

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19/12/2011

Benefits of accident prevention

Preventing accidents and ill health at work helps you build a good reputation with your clients, your workers, their friends and associates. You have worked hard to build a positive and respectable image for your business. It’s vital that your business keeps that good name. Good public relations increase sales and generate more leads. If […]

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12/12/2011

Have your drivers had eyesight tets?

The Brake Fleet Safety Forum has launched a campaign advising fleet operators to make sure drivers have regular eyesight tests. The Forum carried out a survey with 127 fleet operators, which found that 42 per cent do not offer eyesight testing to drivers through a company scheme, while 56 per cent said they had no […]

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04/10/2011

Fork lift accident figures revealed

The UK’s road freight industry has seen a 237% increase in lift truck-related injuries to workers in the last decade, giving it the worst fork lift safety record of all sectors of the economy, figures show. Data released by the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) as part of National Fork Lift Safety Week reveal that […]

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03/10/2011

Fume Focus Seminars

HSE has joined up with the AWD (Association of Welding Distribution) to run a series of events specifically on fume extraction and respiratory protective equipment when welding and cutting events are suitable for companies that weld metals and companies that supply welding equipment and consumables.  By attending the half-day event you will: Get practical advice from industry […]

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19/09/2011

Health and safety made simple – first aid

You must have first-aid arrangements in your workplace. You are responsible for making sure that your employees receive immediate attention if they are taken ill or are injured at work. Accidents and illness can happen at any time and first aid can save lives and prevent minor injuries from becoming major ones. Your arrangements will […]

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