Monthly Archive: July 2016

Staff Working with Machinery

Hundreds of accidents happen each year because machines are not properly guarded. Some people escape with dislocations or amputations – others aren’t so lucky. Take time today to make sure that all of the machinery on your premises is properly guarded. 5 Top Tips Protect Staff Working with Machinery Make sure all machines have been thoroughly risk assessed to identify...

Examining Lifting Equipment (LOLER)

The HSE conducted an investigation at a company and found that it had not had some of its lifting equipment thoroughly examined within the necessary timescale specified in the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER). This requirement is there to ensure that equipment is safe to use, and that any deterioration can be identified to prevent possible failures during...

Prevent Falling Storage Items

Prevent Falling Storage Items: 6 Key Tips Undertake a risk assessment for all stacking and unstacking activities within the workplace. Include control measures for how items at height should be safely accessed without disturbing the balance or stability of the pile. Develop a safe system of work for stacking. Determine a safe maximum height for stacked items and regularly check...