Monthly Archive: October 2013

Highways work begins as part of Telford Town Centre expansion

Work will begin today on the road infrastructure in Telford town centre to aid the £450m redevelopment of Southwater and Telford Shopping Centre. Work will start with improvements to Malinslee Roundabout which are expected to be completed by February 2014 in time for the opening of the new ASDA store and the Southwater development. The Highways Agency will also be...

Costs for PPE-related Accidents Each Year!

The PPE Regulations 1992, Regulation 4 states: ‘Every employer shall ensure that suitable personal protective equipment is provided to his employees who may be exposed to a risk to their health or safety while at work, except where and to the extent that, such risk has been adequately controlled by other means which are equally or more effective’. This means...

Hairdressing health and safety laws

The National Hairdressers’ Federation (NHF) has welcomed a recent decision by the European Commission (EC) not to press ahead with proposed changes to health and safety laws affecting salons. As part of its drive to cut red tape, the EC has announced it will not be taking forward proposals which, the NHF said, could have banned salon staff from wearing...

Display Screen Equipment (DSE)

Many jobs now require the prolonged use of display screen equipment and legislation places specific duties on employers regarding its use. Take a look at our thoroughly revised and updated topic to make sure you are aware of what needs to be done. Display screen equipment (DSE) is covered by the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 (as...

Manual Handling

Manual handling injuries account for over a third of all accidents reported to the enforcing authorities each year. Under the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (as amended) the employer has legal duties to: avoid the need to carry out manual handling operations wherever possible; if manual handling cannot be avoided the task should be automated or mechanised in some way,...