Monthly Archive: June 2016

Assessing Manual Handling Risks

Manual handling is the cause of over a third of all workplace injuries, with the health and social care sector having the highest incident rate of all employment types! Most of these injuries are musculoskeletal in nature with the back being the site injured in the majority of cases. Back injuries are extremely painful and can have long reaching consequences,...

Engineer Fined for Negligence: Keep Your Staff and Others Safe During Gas Work

After the residents became concerned that the man was removing asbestos, they contacted the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) who subsequently investigated the incident. The Inspector found that the engineer had ignored the resident’s concerns and continued to carry out the removal. He had also stored the material in his yard rather than disposing of it as asbestos waste. In...