Prior to the general election, David Cameron stated that if he wins and becomes the PM, he would introduce changes to the way the government handles health and safety issues. Well he got the job, so what is he going to do about it? According to the government manifesto document, H&S law will be left […]
The CIBSE has produced two leaflets to help keep you cool this summer. Keeping cool in a heat wave: Top tips for facilities managers and Keeping cool in a heat wave: Top tips for users. Both of these leaflets can be freely downloaded. Need help with you safety or environmental concerns, then call us now.
UK Health and Safety Law protects you even if you are not working here legally. The HSE has a website that will help overseas workers and their employers to understand their roles and responsibilities under British health and safety law. The website will help you find out about your roles and responsibilities under health and […]
With the world cup starting on Friday 11th June, ACAS has provided guidance and their message to workplaces up and down the country is simple: use teamwork to get the best out of each other and, where possible, find compromises that will keep everyone happy. Plan ahead by visiting the ACAS guidance and enjoy the world cup.
Failure to display one of the A5 no-smoking signs introduced by the Health Act can result in a £200 fine. This could be reduced to £150 if paid within 14 days, however, the courts have the power to push it up to £1,000. Display the sign and save not only a fine of £200 but all […]
Whilst the new fit note is introduced on the 6th April 2010, 35% of employers are still unware of its introduction. To learn more, visit the DWP website where you can obtain free guidance to assist you with the transformation of the sick note to a fit note. Contact Sensible Safety Solutions today to help with your Safety, […]
On the 3rd February, we told you about the introduction of the new Fit notes that will come into effect from 6th April 2010. The DWP have now published guidance for employers on the Statement for Fitness for Work. It includes an overview, FAQ’s and case studies. Guidance is also available for General Practioners and […]
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has explained that the new “Fit Notes” which will replace GP sick notes from 6th April 2010 will contain two options, either “unfit for work” or “may be fit for work taking account of the following advice”. The option for fit to work has been removed. If you […]
The HSE has introduced for 2010, a new tool kit to help select the correct access equipment. Since 2001, an average of 50 people in Great Britain have died each year as a result of a fall from height and a further 8,702 are seriously injured. Don’t let a fall shatter your life! If you […]
The winter 2010 edition of the CILF Cleaning Industry Newsletter is now available. This edition: Sensible risk management, health and safety statistics 2008/09, CIEH Level 2 Award in emergency first aid at work. Read the newsletter? Need help with meeting your legal obligations? Contact us now.