Monthly Archive: October 2014

7 Steps to Ensuring the Safety of Your Agency Staff

As the hirer, you are responsible for the health and safety of agency employees and contract workers whilst they are working on your premises or using equipment, materials and substances provided by you. In reality, agency workers are likely to be at greater risk in your premises because they are unfamiliar with your systems of work and the inherent hazards...

How Do I Identify Employee Health and Safety Training Needs?

As an employer, you have duties under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 to provide health and safety training to workers on recruitment and on being exposed to new risks or new equipment, new technology or new systems of work. 5 Top Tips for Identifying Training...

Fines for Poor Asbestos Management: Will Your Company be Next?

The duty to manage asbestos is contained within Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. If you own, maintain or repair a building, then as the owner, you are responsible for the duty under Regulation 4. But in practical terms, how should you go about managing asbestos in your workplace? 7 Tips for Managing Asbestos in Your Workplace:...

Gate Safety Week to Launch in October – Avoid Tragedies at Your Workplace

As an employer, you have responsibilities under health and safety legislation, including ensuring that gates are maintained in efficient working order by a competent person and keeping records of such maintenance. You should only use a reputable company that regularly tests the safety features of the gates to ensure they are set and working correctly. 6 Tips for Ensuring Your...

National Stress Awareness Day!

Stress is back under the spotlight this month with National Stress Awareness Day on Wednesday 5th November. At this time of the year stress levels typically rise, because although nature may be slowing down and encouraging us to rest and retreat, our modern lives and work schedules continue to demand constant activity and productivity. Winter offers an invitation to turn...