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Eagle Platforms

20th Oct 2018

 

Eagle Platforms located in Sheffield provide services to businesses that range from access platform hire to safety training including IPAF training and PASMA training.

 

 

Breastlight Review

31st May 2017

 

Breastlight can be used by both men and women and can offer peace of mind and confidence in one’s body...

 

Rise in Fines for Companies in Breach of Health and Safety

22nd Aug  2016

 

New guidelines for sentencing for courts that deal with corporate manslaughter, food safety and health and safety offences were recently updated...

 

Asbestos Training Being Ignored

19th Feb 2016

 

Some stories about people and companies not taking the dangers of asbestos seriously enough

 

Health and Safety and Steel Buildings

25th January 2015

 

One of the many attractions that steel constructions offer is that their construction and use thereafter is so safe, quick, quiet and hassle-free that it makes them incredibly compliant

 

 

 

The Green Deal

10th April 2013

 

The Green Deal is a government scheme to improve the energy efficiency of homes and businesses in the UK. For more details about it go to our Green Deal page.

 

Adverse weather - a reason for safe working

20th Dec 2010

Adverse Weather is now a frequent occurrence in the UK which calls for employers and employees to adopt common sense safe working practices. For many employees, driving to and from their workplace and for business purposes constitutes the most risky activity they carry out.

DRIVING

Guidance is readily available to assist managers and employees in dynamic practical risk assessment on safe driving. Scottish and Southern Energy put in place policies which resulted in a 30% reduction in accident/road safety costs.

http://www.hse.gov.uk/roadsafety/experience/scotsoutelec.pdf

SLIPS AND TRIPS

Free guidance is available on how to adopt a practical approach to ensuring the safety of the public and employees on your premises by using grid and signage appropriate to weather conditions in response to snow and ice.

http://www.hse.gov.uk/slips/faq.htm

Companies have a duty of care to employees and the public to ensure that reasonably foreseeable accidents, such as falls of snow from roofs, slips and trips, and road traffic accidents in dangerous road conditions are prevented. This underlines the importance of competent health and safety advice and appropriate training for managers and employees affected.

 

Safe Working at Heights

 
When working at a height, any worker is in one of the most hazardous situations for any workplace - read more

Risk Assessment - a legal requirement

3rd Dec 2010

As Risk Assessment is a legal requirement in the UK for Britain's 2.7 million businesses, owners and Managers who carry out basic or complex risk assessment need guidance and training to carry out this vital business role. Both the NEBOSH General Certificate and IOSH Managing Safely courses explain in detail how to carry out this out, and include practical workplace risk assessment projects to do this in a structured and compliant way.
Every month over 300,000 searches are made in the UK on search engines for information on risk assessment. Free advice is available via the HSE website, http://www.hse.gov.uk/business/risk.htm

however for an accredited training course in Risk Assessment - the 4 day IOSH Managing Safely course or 11 Day NEBOSH General Certificate provide a foundation for knowledgeable risk assessment.  

HSE Case Study : Food Company saves £380,000 by Managing Safely

1st Dec 2010

To illustrate how improvements in Health and Safety can reduce costs – a Case Study from the HSE illustrates how an IOSH Managing Safely training programme by a major UK Food Company saved £380,000 as part of a Safety Management System. This included a 36% saving in staff days lost to injury saving £100,000, a 45% reduction in civil claims by employees, and a 8.5% reduction in liability insurance premium which saved £80,000.

http://www.hse.gov.uk/business/casestudy/uniq.htm

 

Safety Excellence - A view from the USA

29th Nov 2010

HSE Spot Checks on 450 Companies in West Yorkshire

24th Nov 2010

Following recent regional successful inspection campaign in the North East of England during 2010, some 450 businesses in the Halifax Calderdale area have been inspected by the Health and Safety Executive.  Despite advanced warning – there were 4 prohibition notices at companies halting work until dangerous hazards were remedied.  A further 13 improvement notices were issued requiring immediate remedy.  Companies have a legal duty to appoint a trained competent person or advisor, have a written policy and have suitable and sufficient risk assessments. A failure to have the above would qualify for an improvement notice which if not auctioned could lead to proceedings leading to a fine at county court of up to £20,000

 

Latest Accident Statistics by Region from the Health and Safety Executive

2nd Nov 2010

The UK has one of the best Health and Safety records in the world, recent released statistics from the Health and Safety Executive show. However rates of injury and illness vary considerably across the UK. Best Practice can help to continue to drive down injury rates across sectors and companies.

http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/regions/index.htm

HSE Data shows that regional variation indicates that the North East of England has the lowest rate of Major Injury (RIDDOR 3 Day) of 1219 per 100,000 workers whilst the South East of England has the highest at 3433 per 100,000 workers which is almost 3 times the NE rate.

This success is mirrored in the number of HSE prosecutions which in 2009/10 was only 35 for the North East compared to 116 for the South East.

Considering the costs of compensation claims, lost employee time and damage to reputation and company assets that a major safety event causes this underlines the importance of companies taking effective measures to evaluate and control risks as required by UK legislation. 

 
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