lifting and handling


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

Risk reduction strategies retailers should buy into

Julie-Anna Smith, Head of Consulting Services at safety and certification expert, Bureau Veritas, advises on why a diligent, robust risk management strategy is something retailers need to invest in. Read More

Suez fine: Worker’s back injury preventable

An employee helped to manually move steps weighting in excess of 950kg, after repair works had taken place. As a result of this work, the employee sustained a back injury. Read More

Devonport Royal Dockyard Ltd facing prosecution

The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has notified Devonport Royal Dockyard Ltd (DRDL) that it will commence legal proceedings against the company for offences under LOLERRegulation 8. Read More

Health & safety in hospitality: The most common accidents

What is causing a higher than average injury-rate within the hospitality and leisure sector and how can accidents be prevented? Read More

Manual Handling in the Workplace: Employee Factsheet

Manual handling is one of the biggest causes of accidents at work. Read More

MP calls for low-level letterboxes to be banned to avoid back strain

Chelmsford MP Vicky Ford said her Low-Level Letter Boxes (Prohibition) Bill would “stop developers from building swathes of homes each with a letterbox placed near the ground”. Read More

Lifting operation was badly planned

HSE: Operation which had not been planned by a competent person and it was not appropriately supervised or carried out in a safe manner. Read More

Creating a positive safety culture

How can organisations measure health and safety culture? Read More

Siemens and E-On fined after falling roof panel causes worker neck and spine injuries

A lifting operation carried out at the time of the incident was not properly planned, appropriately supervised or carried out in a safe manner, says HSE. Read More



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