Monthly Archive: January 2018

Mobile Telephones in Vehicles

Recent items in the media concerning the use of mobile phones while stuck in traffic and the use of satellite navigation (satnav) apps on mobile telephones in vehicles has revealed a degree of uncertainty and inconsistency over the law and its application. There have been reports that in some parts of the country, drivers are being convicted, or at least...

Tips to Make Sure that Stacking Activities Are Carried Out Safely

Tips to Make Sure that Stacking Activities Are Carried Out Safely Do a risk assessment to assess the hazards involved in the stacking and unstacking of loads. Consider how workers could be hurt if loads were to fall on them. Look at industry guidance on the correct method of stacking for your type of loads, and devise a suitable stacking...

Mistakes made when wearing high visibility clothing

EN ISO 20471 clothing, also known as high visibility clothing, is produced for one purpose, which is to enhance visibility and thus to keep people safe when they are working on roads, runways, construction sites or in large warehouses, where vehicles, forklift trucks, aircraft and the like are operating. Nevertheless, not everyone is aware of how little it takes for...

Health and Safety Training

The main reason for providing health and safety training is to enable people to do their jobs safely and without risk to health. Organisations often allocate considerable resources to the provision of training. This topic describes the type of pre-planning that should take place to ensure the greatest benefit is realised. Employers are legally obliged to provide suitable and sufficient...

Is noise an issue for the workplace?

The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 require you to prevent or reduce risks to health and safety from exposure to noise at work. Regulations require the employer to: Assess the risks to employees from noise at work Take action to reduce the noise exposure that produces those risks Provide employees with hearing protection if the noise cannot be reduced Make...