Monthly Archive: April 2013

Some benefits of 18001 or any other H&S management system

Legal Aspects The function of health and safety in an organisation must be indicated by senior management within the statement of the organisation’s general policy towards health and safety, as required under 2(3) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (HSWA). However, the most general indication of the need for a health and safety function within an...

IOSH Event

As individuals we carry out risk assessments all the time – from where and when to cross the road to whether to pull out at a junction when driving a car. These assessments are done quickly and are based on experience, the information available and an individual’s judgment and common sense. So how do we carry out an effective risk...

Proposed guidance on the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 (as amended)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is seeking views on proposed guidance on the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 (as amended). It consulted in late 2012 on proposals to amend the 1981 Regulations. This was in response to Professor Ragnor Löfstedt’s recommendation (in his review of health and safety legislation, Reclaiming Health and Safety For All) to remove the...

Tax breaks for work health schemes welcomed

The Chancellor of the Exchequer’s decision to give tax breaks on health initiatives at work has been welcomed by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) as “good for employers and their employees”. Prior to the presentation of the Budget, IOSH had urged George Osborne to remove tax disincentives on employer-provided therapies and vocational rehabilitation programs. In his Budget...