Monthly Archive: September 2013

New and Expectant Mothers

Employers must ensure that they protect new and expectant mothers from potential hazards in the workplace. The law requires employers to assess the risks to their employees, including new and expectant mothers, and do as much as possible to control those risks. This risk assessment must take account of work, which is of a kind, which could involve risks to...

Risk Assessments

The requirement for employers and the self-employed to undertake a suitable and sufficient risk assessment comes from The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. Regulation 3 of these regulations states: (6) Where the employer employs five or more employees, he shall record- (a) the significant findings of the assessment; and (b) any group of his employees identified...

Unannounced site checks

From 2 September, HSE inspectors are carrying out unannounced site checks where refurbishment projects of repair works are underway. These checks are part of a nationwide drive aimed at reducing death, injury and ill-health in the construction industry. Inspectors will visit sites to ensure high-risk activities, such as working at height and work which could result in exposure to harmful dusts, are being properly managed....