Posts Tagged ‘Health & Safety at Work Act 1974’

08/06/2012

PASMA Tower Week

Preparations are well underway for PASMA Tower Week Yorkshire, a brand new initiative organised by the Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ and Manufacturers’ Association in collaboration with its local members – manufacturers, hirer/dealers and training centres.   The aim of this campaign is to promote mobile access towers as a safe and adaptable method of working at […]

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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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05/12/2011

SAFETY ALERT – Mobile crushing plant – unintended movement of tracks

Investigation of a fatal incident by HSE has identified that unintended movement of some mobile crushers can occur when there is an earth/ground fault. This can result in unintended movement of the machine track(s) and the potential for injuries from being struck by or trapped by the machine. Where damage/deterioration of the electrical control cables […]

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18/10/2011

FAQ – What should be in my risk assessment?

Your risk assessment should include consideration of what in your business might cause harm and how and, the people who might be affected.  It should take into account any controls which are already in place and identify what, if any, further controls are required. You should be able to show from your assessment that: a […]

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13/09/2011

Changes to HSE Incident Reporting

Businesses are being reminded about new incident reporting arrangements being introduced from today (Monday 12 September). Only fatal and major injuries and incidents will be able to be reported by phone to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), with all other work-related injuries and incidents reportable under RIDDOR to be reported via one of a […]

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09/09/2011

Flexible working ‘eases stress’

Offering flexible work can help businesses reduce stress levels among employees, according to a new study. A survey of small and medium business (SME) managers found that 81% had experienced negative effects from devoting too much time to work. More than half (56%) had endured stress while a third said they had suffered poor health. […]

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06/09/2011

Are you a smaller builder Pt 3 – Co-operation

Close co-operation and co-ordination among everyone involved in a project can help to prevent injury and ill-health. Business clients – have safety responsibilities on even the shortest of projects and will need to check the arrangements made by the smaller builder for managing the work. For example, if there is a risk of falling through a […]

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