Workplace Illness


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

Atomic Weapons Establishment to face prosecution

The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has notified AWE plc that it will be prosecuted under Section 3 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act (1974). Read More

Scaffolding company and director fined following ‘avoidable’ fall from height fatality

Wembley Scaffolding Services Limited has been fined following an incident where a worker fell five metres and suffered a fatal head injury. HSE adjudged that no suitable risk assessment was carried out prior to the incident. Read More

A guide to vulnerable workers

Where workers are more vulnerable to accidents or work-related ill health, employers have an enhanced level of responsibility to ensure their health and safety. Read More

SHP weekly top five

The top five most-read articles on SHP this week include: £2m fine after fatal incident at manufacturing site, PPE and coronavirus, £30,000 fine after two safety breaches in a month, Coronavirus advice for employers, and Can you make your business one percent safer? Read More

Coronavirus advice for employers

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced new coronavirus safety rules to suppress the virus and keep the number of infections down. He said that the government’s plan to control the virus and protect the public, whilst keeping the economy and society open, is working, but warned against complacency. Following the increase spread of the virus across Europe, Mr Johnson said businesses, individuals and government need to take action. Read More

Controlling the risk of legionella in water systems during COVID-19

Paul Sear, National Technical Manager for SOCOTEC’s Water Hygiene team, outlines why the current focus on preventing another surge of COVID-19 infections should not compromise the control measures designed to prevent Legionnaires’ disease. Read More

£2m fine after fatal incident at manufacturing site

'It is not good enough for companies to assume they are doing all they can to control the risk just because there have been no previous incidents,' says HSE, after a specialist industrial services company worker suffered a fatal injury. Read More

Risk assessment support

Make UK provides a range of practical solutions, support and insight to help businesses keep their people safe. Read More

Gas Safety Week: 5 gas safety facts to make sure your business is ‘gas secure’

To celebrate 10 years of Gas Safety Week, run by the Gas Safe Register, Ideal Heating has shared five must read pieces of advice on gas safety. Read More


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