Monthly Archive: October 2016

Ensure Staff are Protected when Dogs are on the Premises

Tips to Ensure Staff are Protected when Dogs are on the Premises Complete a risk assessment for the dogs you have on site, including guard dogs and visiting pets brought in from home. Consider how someone could be hurt and under what circumstances, for example, if a particular dog has a history of aggression. Have a clear policy on which...

Ensure Your Workers are Protected when Procedures Change

Ensure Your Workers are Protected when Procedures Change Consult with employees in advance before making any changes to the workplace, including to work methods, equipment and layout. Often staff will know a lot about the potential hazards as they perform the tasks on a frequent basis. Risk assess any changes before putting them into practice. Look at how changing one...

Poor Scaffold Practice

Top Tips to Ensure Workers Stay Safe On and Around Scaffold Always ensure that unless your scaffold is erected to a recognised configuration (such as that contained within the National Access & Scaffolding Confederation technical guidance TG20:13), it is designed by a competent person with experience and training in this field. All scaffold erections must be overseen by a competent...

Spill Kits

There are many types of spill response equipment, but a typical spill kit will include a mobile bin with a lid containing oil- or chemical-absorbent pads, inert absorbent such as granules and plastic bin bags to store the spill. One way to decide how to stock a spill kit is to carry out a spill risk assessment based on answers...

Prevent Varicose Veins & Back Pain: Look after Your Workers’ Feet

It may sound strange, but even in this day and age it is legal for employers to require female employees to wear high heels. TUC footwear guidance states that it is estimated that 80% of adults have a foot or leg problem, such as swelling or varicose veins. Many of these issues can often be attributed to or exacerbated by...