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HSE – scaling back injury reporting by phone

The HSE has confirmed that businesses will no longer be able to report RIDDOR injuries, except fatalities and major injuries, by telephone from 12th September 2011.  This scaling back process will also mean that people can no longer report injuries by fax, post or email. The HSE Infoline telephone service which provides a basic information service […]

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Man dies in food factory fire

A man has died after a fire in a food factory on Sunday night 19th June 2011. The factory in the Scottish Borders occurred at 23.15 at Wicken Fen Food factory in Duns. Although 60 firefighters fought the blaze throughout the night, tragically there was a male fatality.  An investigation is under way to identify […]

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Litter Picking – what could go wrong?

Mansfield District Council have been fined £10,500 for breaching work at height regulations whilst clearing litter that had accumulated in a well in the yard which is now redundant.  The litter had amassed between the metal grill and wire mesh covering the well. Two men removed the metal grid and the third, thinking the wire mesh […]

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UK to lobby Europe against maternity proposals

The UK Minister for Employment Relations went to  Brussels on the 6th December to lobby on the Pregnant Workers Directive.  This is a result of the Governments concern that moving to 20 weeks of maternity leave at full pay as is proposed by the European Parliament would impose “considerable and unacceptable additional costs” on Member States at […]

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Lord Young’s health and safety review

Lord Young’s report is expected to be delivered early next month. We wait with baited breath for its arrival. But what can we expect? In an interview in the Daily Telegraph (27th Aug) Lord Young stated ” What we have got to do with health and safety is to reduce bureaucracy. it is all accumulative and […]

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Schools not making the grade in health and safety

Sensible Safety Solutions Ltd. acknowledges that the authors of the following report are Managed Support Services (MSS). Many schools may be in breach of health and safety legislation according to new research from building services and compliance business Managed Support Services (MSS). The Health and Safety Performance at Schools annual survey and benchmark study suggests […]

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Free Environmental Guidance

Netregs provides free environmental guidance for small and medium sized businesses in the UK. They will help you to understand what you need to do to comply with environment law and protect the environment. They may even help you to save money by showing you ways to use your resources more efficiently. This government website […]

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Workplace safety at risk due to deregulation of health and safety policies

Liverpool, UK – 13 July 2010: A report by the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University reproduced below,  has found that workplace safety has been put at risk due to changes in health and safety policies over the past decade. The report, ‘Regulatory Surrender: death, injury and the non-enforcement of law’, reveals that policy […]

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Are you failing to safeguard staff eye health?

89% of employers are failing to safeguard staff eye health according to a new study commissioned by the national sight charity, the Eyecare Trust and the healthcare provider, Simply Health. Office workers can spend 128,740 hours staring at a screen during their working lifetime and 90% say they regularly suffer “screen fatigue”, headaches, sore or […]

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