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Health & Safety

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Pass your audit first time with these 6 steps

Whether you have a food safety or health and safety audit on the way, here are a few steps you can take to ensure a smooth and successful audit. 1. Prepare the site Unfortunately, when it comes to audits, it is often true that by failing to prepare you really are preparing to fail. The impression of an organised operation during an audit is invaluable. By ensuring you have the necessary documents to hand when asked for, you are proving to the auditor that you operate to professional standards within your business and... Read More

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Stay Warm and Safe with FlexiTog Workwear

Working in low temperatures can create significant risk to employee health, short term and long term. If you are frequently exposed to cold temperatures at work, it is vital that you enlist appropriate workwear to keep you warm and safe. Just an hour or two’s exposure to cold temperatures can cause health issues such as swelling and soreness. These symptoms can worsen if exposure to cold continues. For those working in wet or damp cold conditions are at a greater health risk. If employees find that their feet are consistently... Read More

Stay safe this Summer with the right PPE

When the weather finally starts to heat up in Britain it can be a bit of a shock to the system. Suddenly we’re all shedding our coats an jumpers and whipping out the shorts and t shirts to bask in the heat. Unfortunately for those that work outside, the arrival of the summer heat can cause a great deal of discomfort, especially if your job requires you to wear substantial protective gear. The temptation to ditch protective workwear can create significant risk to employees that do so. It is essential... Read More

Safety within the Workplace – Forklift Trucks

Safety within the Workplace – Forklift Trucks Forklift trucks and other types of lift trucks are involved in around a quarter of all workplace transport related accidents/incidents. These accidents/incidents can often be put down to poor supervision and lack of training. As an employer, you have numerous duties under various health and safety laws to ensure the safety of anyone affected by what you do (including employees and members of the public). Employees and the self-employed also have duties to look after their own health and safety and that of... Read More

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‘Brexit’ – How will this affect H&S?

So, with the UK having opted to leave the EU; how will this affect health and safety (H&S) laws within the UK?  Well, the truth is, as with everything else surrounding ‘Brexit’, nobody quite knows – yet. For the past four decades EU legislation and directives have, in one way or another, had a major influence over our regulations. Most of our H&S rules and regulations are directly or indirectly imposed by the EU, with UK statutory bodies creating legislation to, as a minimum, comply with these EU Directives. In... Read More

HSE lists top 10 Health & Safety Myths

HSE continues to tackle Health and Safety myths by publishing its top 10 worst. A lack of understanding has led to Health & Safety often being cited as the source of unnecessary controls.  All the points listed below are NOT required by Health & Safety law.   Children being banned from playing conkers unless they are wearing goggles Office workers being banned from putting up Christmas decorations Trapeze artists being ordered to wear hard hats Pin the tail on the donkey games being deemed a health and safety risk Candy floss on... Read More