The 12 days of Christmas: the Elf and Safety way

On the First day of Christmas my true love sent to me, a Partridge in a Pear Tree… This for me is all about Work at Height; the biggest cause of fatalities in the workplace; the key control here is plan what you are doing – be stable and secure. Use the correct equipment, maintain […]

Demystifying the duty of care in winter months

Health and safety professionals are acutely aware that slips, trips and falls count for over half of workplace injuries and, in the treacherous conditions of a harsh winter, while the temperatures plummet, the risk soars. If a fall on ice or snow occurs, can your organisation rest assured that it has done everything possible to […]

Sentencing Council guidelines: what to expect

By Steffan Groch There can be little doubt that health and safety offences are increasingly being regarded in the courts as more serious, not least as more courts are becoming accustomed to dealing with them. ‘Back in the day’ it was all too common to hear judges or magistrates say, “This is the first health and […]

Throwback Thursday: avoiding snakes in health and safety

For Christmas 1989, SHP gave its readers a ‘game of wits and intelligence’. Also known as snakes and ladders. The big nasty at the top of the board thwarting people from winning was Asbestos discovered in workshops. Other pitfalls included RSI and Legionella, but you could move up the board for renewing first aid policy […]
Legislation And Guidance

CDM: A look ahead into the New Year

As part of the UK Government’s drive to cut bureaucracy, some major changes are on the way in relation to the management of health and safety within the construction industry. It is recognised that that the majority of fatalities within the construction sector occur in smaller constructions sites. It is with this in mind that […]
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