Monthly Archive: May 2014

HSE Updates: Guidance on Driving for Work

By incorporating the four essential principles – Plan, Do, Check, Act – into your safety management system, you can reduce potentially fatal accidents and expensive costs. Plan, Do, Check and Act Now to Manage Driving for Work Plan Start by consulting workers and carrying out a risk assessment which considers: the vehicles, journeys and any drivers who might increase your...

Thinking of Employing Contractors? Make Sure You Manage Their Work Activities!

Contractors are at particular risk as they may be strangers to your business and thus unfamiliar with your organisation’s policies, procedures, rules, hazards and risks. Even contractors who regularly visit your premises need reminding of their joint health and safety responsibilities. Top Tips for Managing Contractors Choose contractors who are competent to do the work, e.g. by checking evidence of...

Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP) for Disabled People

The safety of people occupying premises is an employer’s duty and is not the responsibility of the Fire and Rescue Service. For people who require assistance, the PEEP must provide the necessary information to enable them and anyone providing assistance, to escape from a building to a place of relative safety. Advice for writing a PEEP Discuss with the employee...