How to develop an effective health and safety policy
If your business employs five or more people, you must have a written health and safety policy. That’s the law. In this article, you’ll learn how to develop a health and safety policy that is effective, and remains effective.
Working at height – The rules
One of the biggest causes of deaths in the workplace is falls from working at height. To combat this problem, companies must comply with the Work at Height Regulations 2005 (WAHR). This article is an introduction to these regulations.
Game-changing benefits of an effective health and safety policy
Some companies see health and safety legislation as an extra burden on their business. An exercise that takes time and incurs costs. In fact, providing healthier and safer working practices and environments can have a massive positive impact on your business.
What is an HSE risk assessment? A simple guide
Whether you are an employer or self-employed in the UK, you must carry out an HSE risk assessment of your work. You can’t skirt around or ignore the issue – you’ll be breaking the law if you do
How do you maintain health and safety standards for drivers?
As an employer, you must provide driver training. Health and safety laws require it, and it also increases productivity and decreases costs. Here’s how to make driver training effective.
7 health and safety mistakes that you will get sued for
There are many health and safety reasons your company could get sued. These seven highlight the most common, and just how much you might be fined for H&S breaches.
Six workplace H&S hazards you can easily avoid
Have you identified all your workplace H&S hazards? By understanding what the six hazards are, you’ll have the knowledge to carry out comprehensive workplace risk assessments.
Hard hats – is it time to replace yours?
When must hard hats be replaced in the UK? Whose responsibility is it? The employer passes most hard hat responsibilities to the individual, but not all.
Is your driver training health & safety compliant?
People who drive for work are a major cause of accidents on UK roads. Staying compliant with these health and safety rules covering driver training could help change this worrying statistic.
The most common workplace accidents and how to avoid them
The most common workplace accidents could be costing your business tens of thousands each year. What are they, and how can you avoid them easily?
Workplace health and safety – protect against biological hazards
If you don’t think your workplace is bulging with biological risks, think again. Here we discuss what they are, and how to plan health and safety for biological hazards.
How do you know if your employees need personal protective equipment?
The safety of your employees is your responsibility, but do the UK personal protective equipment regulations apply to you? Find out why they do, and how you can ensure compliance.
Hard hats – the hard facts
Should your employees wear hard hats? Learn about all the hard hat regulations in the UK, and if they apply to your workplace.
Ladders, stepladders, and platforms – which is right for your workplace?
Ideally you won’t need your employees to work at height. But if it can’t be avoided, then you must comply with these working at height ladders regulations.
10 tips to prevent slips, trips and falls in the workplace
These 10 tips on how to prevent slips, trips and falls in the workplace will help you to reduce absences and increase productivity with proactive health and safety policies.
How to control chemical hazards in the workplace
To keep your workers safe, you will need to control chemical hazards in the workplace. And a chemical hazard ranges from printer ink, through paint to heavy chemicals. This law affects you.
5 steps to prevent injuries in the workplace
Employee injuries cost UK businesses more than £5 billion each year. Increase your bottom line by using these 5 steps detailing how to prevent injuries in the workplace.
The last resort – When to use PPE in the workplace
Employers should seek to eliminate all workplace risks, but if this is not possible you will need to know when to use PPE in the workplace: a last resort that could save lives.
How to prevent eye injuries in the workplace
It is important that employers know how to prevent eye injuries in the workplace. This article discusses the risks and hazards to eyes, and explains a three-step process to protect against eye injury.
10 forklift safety tips to keep your pedestrian workers alive and kicking
Workplace traffic safety tips you can’t afford to ignore
Frequently asked PPE questions and answers for all employers
Once you’ve assessed risk in the workplace, you may find a need for personal protective equipment. Here are the PPE questions and answers you need before you buy PPE.
How to protect against physical hazards in the workplace
Physical hazards in the workplace are not always obvious. Fortunately, there are ways to protect your employees with good H&S practice, even when risks are invisible.
How to protect against safety hazards in the workplace
Safety hazards in the workplace are not always obvious. Fortunately, there are ways to protect your employees with good H&S practice. Here’s what all employers need to know.
How do employers reduce risks to employees using power tools?
Power tools are used in many workplace applications, but present their own unique blend of hazards and risks. This power tool safety checklist will help you minimise all the risks.
Basic scaffolding regulations you need to know
When working at height, one of the best ways to protect from falls and accidents is to use scaffolding or towers. Here are the basic scaffolding regulations you need to know.
Your health and safety workplace footwear blueprint
The risk of injury to feet is high in many workplaces. This health and safety workplace footwear blueprint will help companies to keep their workers’ feet free from injury.
Your maintenance risk assessment checklist
Keeping equipment well maintained is a legal requirement under health and safety laws. This maintenance risk assessment checklist will help you do so safely.
Health and Safety 101: A guide to manual handling in the workplace
This guide to manual handling in the workplace will help you reduce one of the biggest causes of lost working days in the UK: musculoskeletal disorders.