Category: Health & Safety

Health & Safety Responsibilities

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 safety and that of others who may be affected by your

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Why it is Important to Work Safely

  Society exerts pressure through three overlapping and interacting spheres of influence: moral, legal and financial.     Moral Morals are the codes of conduct, or rules of behaviour imposed by a society about what is right and wrong. For people to be killed, or seriously injured, or to suffer illness because of work is

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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 in Swimming Pools

Whilst there is no specific legislation covering the management of commercial swimming pool water, there is plenty of general legislation that is applicable. Management Responsibility The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (HSWA), the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (MHSWR) and the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations

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The Proper Place for Risk Assessment

There’s no doubt about it; even though the HSE are actively encouraging workplaces not to accumulate unnecessary paperwork, it can still get to the point where things get confusing. Based on some project work we’ve been completing with one of our clients, we have created an overview diagram of an example health and safety policy that

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It’s never happened before!

It’s never happened before! I’ve encountered a worrying amount of supposedly intelligent managers who choose to ignore certain hazards based on that logic! The fact that it’s never happened before is no guarantee that it’s never going to happen, is it? You may never previously have had a fire on the premises, but I would

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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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