Archive | Health Safety


Mental Illness in the Workplace

The Government under pressure to amend Legislation Posted on: 21/11/2018   By: Lee Rance Government is under pressure from businesses to honour its manifesto pledge to amend health and safety legislation to put mental and physical first aid on an equal footing. The Governments 2017 manifesto pledge states the following: We will transform how mental health is regarded in […]

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PPE Regulations are Changing

But how does this affect you? Posted on: 22/08/2018   By: Lee Rance Well, if you are responsible for the purchase of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), you must now ensure your suppliers are able to meet the new regulatory requirements. Importers and Distributors also have new obligations and can now only place compliant PPE on the market. The PPE […]

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Working in the Sun

TUC issues safety warning Posted on: 28/06/2018   By: Lee Rance With the UK currently in the midst of a heatwave, it is a particularly dangerous time for workers who spend most of their time working outdoors. The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has warned that workers like builders, agricultural workers and gardeners who are outside for lengthy periods in […]

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Sentences Increased for Causing Death by Dangerous Driving

Maximum sentence will rise from 14 years to life Posted on: 08/03/2018   By: Lee Rance A recent consultation by the government to increase the sentencing for death by dangerous driving has been given the go-ahead as soon as parliamentary time allows. Drivers who cause death by dangerous driving or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs could […]

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Recycling Firm Fails to Heed HSE Warnings

Company fined after ‘multiple safety failings’ were found Posted on: 04/10/2017   By: Lee Rance A Northamptonshire recycling firm and its directors have been fined after numerous regulations were breached. The company and its directors had a total of 21 enforcement notices issued over several visits from the HSE. The notices covered multiple topics including working at height, work […]

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Reducing Accident and Ill-Health Civil Claims

The benefits of good health and safety measures Posted on: 11/09/2017   By: Lee Rance Almost all employers want to ensure that their employees and anyone affected by their business are safe from harm and to also ensure they comply with their statutory duties. Unfortunately one of the biggest financial costs to employers, in relation to accidents and ill-health, […]

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Gross Negligence Manslaughter

Proposed jail terms increased to up to 18 years Posted on: 28/07/2017   By: Lee Rance Gross negligence manslaughter is committed by an individual whose gross breach of a duty of care causes or contributes to a death. This is the most serious offence that can be committed by an individual for a health and safety breach. It is […]

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Hazardous Symbols Have Changed

What to look out for Posted on: 17/07/2017   By: Lee Rance The Law requires that any chemical placed on the market in Europe must have the hazards clearly communicated to workers and consumers. This is done through the classification and labelling of the product. Up until 1 June 2015 this was controlled by the CHIP Regulations (Chemicals Hazard […]

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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, our weather can be very unpredictable. Working in hot environments can affect us in lots of ways. […]

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