Monthly Archive: November 2013

Driving a personal and company vehicle

This blog looks at the risks and control measures that should be considered in relation to employees driving on the organisation’s business. In particular, it the factors related to the driver, journey and vehicle. Employers’ Duties The Health and Safety at Work, etc. Act 1974 requires employers to: ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work...

Accidents in the workplace

Your employer has a duty to protect you and tell you about health and safety issues that affect you. They also have a legal responsibility to report certain accidents and incidents, pay you statutory sick pay, or contractual sick pay if you are entitled to it and give you time off because of an accident at work should you need...

Responding to an Accident

Depending on the situation, you may or may not need all the steps listed below, but you should follow this outline in nearly all situations: Get to a safe place Regardless of the situation, getting to a safe place after an accident will help prevent any additional accidents of injuries from occurring. This will allow you to assess the situation...

FFI a year on…

The HSE has fined UK firms more than £5.5 million for health and safety failings under its Fee for Intervention (FFI) scheme. Following a Freedom of Information request , it has been revealed that businesses were fined a total of £5,532,565 for health and safety failings since October 2012. Under the Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations 2012, companies that break...