Common Workplace Hazards


A guide to home working

Many businesses have begun to embrace the idea of flexible working and working from home and, in the current climate, more and more of us may find ourselves plunged into doing so for longer than the one to two days a week, which employers and employees adapt to fairly easily. Read More

Hand-arm vibration: HSE publishes new inspection and enforcement guidance

HAV Inspection and Enforcement Guidance document replaces the Topic Inspection Pack on Hand-arm Vibration. Read More

Abrasive materials and certain chemicals can ‘shorten the life of important components’

Is your site damaging your equipment? CFTS warns that work equipment used for heavy-duty operations may require more frequent Thorough Examinations than owners think. Read More

How to reduce noise in the workplace

What is Noise? How does one differentiate between wanted sounds and unwanted noise? What do we define as music to our ears, and what should we try to avoid? Read More

Hazardous substance management eBook

A free to download eBook written by Alcumus Sypol’s in-house COSHH scientists on how hazardous substance management plays a vital role in protecting your employees, including the exposure and spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. Read More

Safety breaches lead to fine for automotive firm and occupational health provider

A vehicle sales company and an occupational health & safety consultant have been fined for a breach of HAVS regulations. Read More

Safer apart: Top tips for segregating forklifts and pedestrians

Tim Waples, Chief Executive of the Fork Lift Truck Association, explains why now is the perfect opportunity to do a complete site audit and improve all on-site safety measures, particularly those designed to protect workers on foot. Read More

Re-focussing on accidents that don’t need to happen

As the return to work continues and businesses focus on being COVID Secure, Dr Karen McDonnell, Head of RoSPA Scotland, reminds us that none of the risks inherent in construction have vanished and should not be forgotten about. Read More

Managing a safe return to work after lockdown

Offering some guidance on business recovery management, global operations and safety management consultancy DuPont Sustainable Solutions has put together some tips and a checklist to help businesses manage a safe restart. Read More

3 steps for returning to work with material handling equipment

Material handling equipment provider Mentor offers some simple steps to getting operators and equipment safely back up and running, as lockdown eases. Read More


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Hazardous substance management eBook

Return to work: A template for a COVID-19 business preparedness plan

SHP health & safety legislation update eBook

Business continuity: A Barbour guide

Statutory inspections during COVID-19 – Director’s briefing