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  • Working in Hot Environments

    What are employer’s responsibilities? Posted on: 08/06/2017   By: Lee Rance It might not feel like it at the moment, with the heavy rain and high winds we have been experiencing recently, but summer is almost here. As usual, in this country, ... more
  • Work Equipment

    What is it and should it be checked? Posted on: 05/05/2017   By: Lee Rance All workers use work equipment in some form or another, but just what is it? Well to quote my boss, “Work equipment can range from a pen to ... more
  • Council Fined £1,000,000

    A prime example of the new sentencing guidelines in action Posted on: 25/04/2017   By: Lee Rance I came across this story the other day and thought it would make an interesting blog topic and also a good follow up to our ... more
  • HSE Prioritises Plans for 2017/18

    Focusing on work related stress, musculoskeletal disorders and occupational lung disease Posted on: 13/04/2017   By: Lee Rance The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recently published its Business Plan for 2017/18. The business plan sets out the HSE’s main priorities for the ... more
  • Tough New Driving Penalties Introduced

    Using a phone whilst driving could cost you your licence Posted on: 17/03/2017   By: Lee Rance It’s been illegal to use a handheld phone at the wheel since 2003 and now new laws can see fines for drivers, caught using their mobile ... more
  • Working at Height

    Still one of the biggest causes of deaths at work Posted on: 13/02/2017   By: Lee Rance I recently attended a seminar on Health and Safety legislation and one of the things the speaker highlighted was that working at height was still ... more
  • Speeding Fines are Set to Rise

    More powers for Magistrates Posted on: 02/02/2017   By: Lee Rance New sentencing guidelines, which come into force on 24 April, will give magistrates the power to increase speeding fines by 50%. The current limit for a speeding fine is 100% of the ... more
  • Retailer fined £2.2m after employee crushed

    The hazards of roll cages Posted on: 13/01/2017   By: Lee Rance A large high street retailer has been fined £2.2m after an employee was injured manoeuvring a roll cage filled with tins of paint from a lift. The employee was ... more
  • It’s Cold Inside

    Do employers have responsibilities to cold workplaces? Posted on: 19/12/2016   By: Lee Rance I recently received an email from a client enquiring what the regulations are for working in a cold warehouse. They also wanted to know if there was ... more
  • A Fire Marshals Responsibilities

    There is a fine line between duty and safety Posted on: 24/11/2016   By: Lee Rance Should Fire Marshals be expected to tackle small fires as part of their duties? What is the definition of a small fire and where is ... more