Monthly Archive: July 2018

Summer Newsletter

In each newsletter we will be exploring the top 8 pieces of workplace health and safety legislation that you should be aware of. In our Spring Newsletter, we explored the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 and Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992. If you haven’t done so already, you can read our Spring Newsletter here. In this edition...

Display Screen Equipment: Quick Facts

Many jobs now require the prolonged use of display screen equipment (DSE) to complete work tasks, more time is spent seated in one posture and reports of ill health relating to work with DSE have risen. DSE now incorporates much more than just computer screens in an office. This topic offers advice on the safe use of DSE in the...

Safety and Car Parks

Car park owners, and any contractors operating car parks on their behalf, have a responsibility to ensure that car parks are safe to use. Many organisations operate car parks. This can be as part of the organisation’s overall commercial activity or as a utility for employees. Car parks can present many hazards. People in the vicinity of the car park...

Why Risks Assessment Are Vital

Suitable and Sufficient Risk Assessments: 5 Top Tips Start by identifying the hazards – the things that could go wrong – and work out how they could go wrong. Think about how someone could be injured, for example if their hand could be crushed by a moving machine part. Record your findings. Establish the likelihood and potential severity of an...

Safe and healthy outdoor working in the summer

With summer 2018 well under way, and having already brought heatwave weather conditions, now is a good time for employers to consider how to deal with dangers such as sunburn, skin cancer, dehydration and heat stress, in order to ensure safe and healthy working conditions for their outdoor workers. Outdoor working — pros and cons For many workers, being free...