Category: Health and Safety Compliance

8 common forklift truck hazards managers should look out for

Managers are responsible for overseeing many aspects of lift truck operations on site, most importantly, ensuring that everyone is working safely. But what do good and bad operating practices look like? Here are a few of the most common examples of dangerous practice that unfortunately still persist on sites. Any issues like these, that put safety at risk, should be...

An Employer’s Guide to Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)

Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) is a progressive condition that can affect a person’s hands and forearms following prolonged exposure to vibration. Employers owe a duty to their workforce to take all reasonable steps to reduce the risk of workers developing HAVS, including regular safety assessments, training and providing suitable PPE. Employers owe a particular duty of care towards staff...

Beware scam HSE email offering guidelines on COVID-19 spot check

Businesses  should be aware of a scam email which is being circulated. The email is signed by someone identified as Mark J. Burrows, is targeting UK businesses, and claims that the HSE will soon be visiting the email recipient’s premises for a COVID-19 check. The email urges the recipient to follow the guidance provided through a link in the email. Example...

Are your LEV Systems COVID safe?

With the ever increasing infection and death rates of COVID- 19, now, more than ever is the time to ensure your working environments are safe, as the health of employees during the pandemic is paramount. If you work in an industry where dust and fumes are commonplace, you will already be familiar with the challenges that the Covid-19 outbreak has...

Workplace Pranks – No Joke

Rough, boisterous play or pranks in the workplace can have serious consequences. We look at key cases involving practical jokes at work and offer tips on how to prevent horseplay. What is horse play? Playing around, racing, grabbing, thoughtless vehicle operation, social pressure, harassment, and unauthorised contests are activities often encouraged by ‘practical jokers’ who pressure other colleagues to get...