Workplace Hazards


A guide to home working and self-isolating

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

Behavioural safety (and blue pies): Trip hazards

Tim Marsh talks through some of practical techniques that are required to protect individuals from behavioural risk like trip hazards. Read More

Walkabout parent company fined after lift crush death

Stonegate Pubs, which owns Walkabout, Yates and Slug & Lettuce, has pleaded guilty to breaching health and safety regulations uncovered after a worker was crushed to death in a lift, leading to a £48,000 fine. Read More

Oak Furnitureland parent company fined for serious health and safety breaches

The parent company of Swindon-based Oak Furnitureland has been fined nearly £400,000 for failing to protect its employees from hazardous and explosive conditions at its premises in Cheney Manor Industrial Estate. Read More

How do you manage fatigue in the workplace?

Whether it is caused by a medical condition, working hours, shift patterns or personal circumstances, fatigue is a health and safety risk that can often be overlooked, but must be controlled by employers. Read More

Workers exposed to dermatitis risk

An engineering company has been fined for failing to control the risk of its employees developing dermatitis following exposure to metalworking fluid. Read More

Industry measures to reduce workplace fatalities in the UK

Recent statistics show an increasing rate of deaths in the workplace, between 2018/19 in the UK. 147 deaths were reported to enforcing authorities, urging companies and government bodies to do more in preventing workplace fatalities. Read More

Car retailer exposed worker to asthma risk

A car retailer operating across the South East of England has been fined after a car bodywork sprayer developed occupational asthma. Read More

Mild steel welding fume reclassified as a human carcinogen: How to avoid the damaging health effects of welding fume

A further look at the changes, what they mean for UK businesses and workers, and more importantly how you can ensure you comply with them. Read More

Amazon safety incidents: GMB Union demands inquiry following ‘600 injuries in the past 3 years’

The GMB has said that it's time for a Parliamentary inquiry into Amazon's working conditions following reports of 600 serious injuries or near misses in the past three years. Read More



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