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An accident is an unplanned event or series of events that result in loss or harm – be that an injury, damage to plant/equipment or rejected product. How often do we take that wider view of what an accident is? Or does the mantra “no harm, no foul” take precedence because it requires less effort. Read More...on
What does your health and safety policy statement say about your business? Is it a clear statement of what you’re going to do, how you’re going to do it and who is responsible for making it happen? Does it say that you’re a business that takes responsibility and gets the job done? Or is it Read More...on
Good health & safety is common sense. It is about identifying the significant hazards in the workplace, then assessing the risk and putting in place controls to reduce the chances of harm occurring to as low as reasonably practicable. It is about effectively communicating the hazards and risks to those who may be affected by Read More...on
Cutting through the red tape. The Red Tape Challenge initiative (www.redtapechallenge.cabinetoffice.gov.uk) has promised a tidy-up of legislation across a broad range of business areas. Very broadly they fall into the categories below, although some industry sectors have been picked Read More...on
Norfolk Fire Service response to automatic fire alarms Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue do the same. Read More...on
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Protection against hazards at work is a legal requirement and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) should always be the last resort in the hierarchy of protection, not the first. Read More...on
Risk assessment gets bad press because people make more of it than they need. The Health and Safety Executive say they don’t want to see files of paperwork, just simple identification of what can happen and then appropriate management of the risk. Read More...on
The “Health and Safety Monster” – are you killing it or feeding it? Reading about how the Prime Minister wants to get rid of the red tape tying up businesses and “take the fear out of the Safety Monster”, gives time for reflection. The facts are plain: Read More...on