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Toolbox Talk: Health and Safety Policy

Why have this talk? Part of our legal duties as an employer is to communicate our health and safety policy, while the legal duties for employees is to abide by the policy to ensure the health and safety of everyone. What will this talk cover?  The organisation’s policy on health and safety, why it is important and how employees can...

Tip-overs: #1 killer of forklift truck operators

Forklift tip-over was the focus of the UK’s inaugural Forklift Safety Day. And with good reason. According to the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (OSHA), tipping accidents are biggest single cause of fatalities (42%) among forklift operators. Taking these in order… prevention starts with a risk assessment specific to your site, loads, equipment, etc. and creating safe systems of work to eliminate hazards or minimise the risk associated with them. Common...

Keeping home-based vulnerable workers safe

Due to Covid-19 and the various lockdowns, many more workers than previously are either entirely or partly home-based. Employers must be particularly careful and take extra steps for anyone in their workforce who is vulnerable to coronavirus (Covid-19). When infection rates are particularly high and the country is in a national lockdown, vulnerable workers are advised to work from home...

Electricity at Work Regulations – General Legislative Requirements

The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 require employers to assess the work activities which use electricity, or which may be affected by it, and to put in place safe systems of work.  There are also requirements in relation to the safe maintenance of electrical equipment and installations. Under the regulations, employers should ensure the following in relation to electrical equipment....