Category: Equipment and Machinery

Forklifts and pedestrians: How close is too close?

Here we look at what we must do to keep forklifts and pedestrians apart.  Each year, 1,300 workers in the UK are seriously injured following accidents involving forklift trucks. Forklift truck accidents have revealed that nearly 75% of ‘impact with a third person’ events involve pedestrians that were completing tasks unrelated to the immediate truck operation at the time of their accident....

Reducing the risks from vibration

The company wants to ensure that it is doing all that is reasonably practicable to eliminate and/or reduce the risks from vibration when using such tools in the workplace. Here is some guidance for helping employees in your organisation use hand-held power tools. The first step should be to formulate a policy, with the purpose to prevent, so far as is...

The Importance of a Clean Workplace

Maintaining high levels of hygiene should be an essential element of how any workplace operates. As an employer, the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 requires you to have a general duty to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all your employees, so far as is ‘reasonably practical.’ The issue of hygiene is a part of this legislation,...