Health & Safety

Health & Safety Responsibilities: Employees & Employers

  Who is responsible for safety and health in the workplace? All workers are entitled to work in environments where risks to their health and safety are properly controlled. Under health and safety law, the primary responsibility for this is down to employers. Workers have a duty to take care of their own health and …

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Some Guidance on Stress and Musculoskeletal Disorders

Stress and musculoskeletal disorders are the most significant source of work-related ill-health (source: click here for source). So, here is some guidance produced by European Agency for Safety and Health at Work on how to tackle both of these issues in your workplace: click here to download the guidance booklet I found the guidance to be …

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Legionella at Leisure Centre – Council to be Prosecuted

Back in 2016, it was reported that a leisure centre user had contracted legionnaires disease after using the facilities at Walton-on-the-Naze Lifestyles Sports Centre. It’s now recently been reported that the local authority responsible for the facility is to be prosecuted, presumably for failures with their control measures. Legionella can multiply in water between 20 …

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Health & Safety Law and Commercial Swimming Pool Water Treatment

If you operate a commercial swimming pool in any capacity, please take a couple of minutes to read the following. Apologies in advance if it comes across as a lecture, it’s not meant to. Rather, it’s a plea to pool operators to consider some of the following facts and opinions. Whilst there is no specific …

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What is ‘health’ and what is ‘safety’?

Health and Safety’ has become such a common phrase that people often use it without having much understanding of its meaning. Generally, ‘health’ means a state of physical, mental and social well-being. It also means an absence of an impairment, illness, infection or disease. Generally, ‘safety’ is the state of being free from the risk of harm …

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