Workplace Hazards


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

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

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

1 in 4 serious injuries occur in the workplace, according to new research

New research into injury incidents in the UK has revealed the proportion of the population that have suffered a severe injury at work within the last five years. Read More

The importance of proper sanitisation and disinfection in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

During the coronavirus pandemic, businesses must adapt quickly so that they can open and operate safely again. However, very few people have received the right training in how to address issues presented by the pandemic. Here, Dr. Neal Langerman Ph.D., a chemist with over 40 years’ industry experience explores how businesses can fill this gap in guidance. Read More

Falling bales account for 5% of farm workplace deaths

The summer months are a busy time for farmers and contractors, who will be working to make, transport and stack bales of silage, hay and straw. Bales are a vital method of conserving winter feed and providing bedding, but it is also important to remember that these activities have many safety risks. Read More

HSE visual guide on home-workers’ workstation set-up

The HSE has published video guidance on how to set up workstations when working from home. It advises workers not Read More



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