Monthly Archive: October 2015

Legionella Testing Requirement

The Health and Safety Executive’s Approved Code of Practice and Guidance “Legionnaires’ disease: The control of legionella bacteria in water systems” (L8) requires assessment of risks to employees and others in the workplace of contracting Legionnaires’ disease. Inspection and test should be carried out in accordance with the local risk assessment. Water tests need to be carried out and test...

New Guidance Issued on the Correct Storage of Flammable Liquids

The new guidance relates only to flammable liquids that are stored in containers up to 1,000 litres capacity. There are many workplaces with these kinds of volumes on site – perhaps in warehouses, workshops or garages – that may be unaware of the dangers if flammable liquids are not correctly stored. Each year, many accidents and even fatalities occur due...

The safe use of pneumatic nail guns.

What makes this tool so dangerous? A pneumatic nail gun can drive a nail through almost anything, and shoot that nail a couple hundred metres in a fraction of a second. Never point it at anyone. Never press the trigger unless you’re in position and ready to use the gun. Never keep your finger on the trigger when you’re carrying...

Training Mistakes

Are you making these 7 Common Mistakes in your H&S TRAINING provision? If an accident occurs, one of the first things the HSE will investigate is whether you provided adequate and correct training. In 2 recent fatal accidents, for example, the provision of training was found to be lacking and the companies were fined £361k and £62k. Common training mistakes...