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2014 H+S Infograph

The report is out! The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has released this year’s facts and figures from construction fatalities to manual handling for 2013 – 2014. We have put together the next instalment – ‘Behind the annual statistics’ infographic which breaks down the stats and information to give you a bite size view of their findings. Continue Reading »

12xmasbb… 12 myths of Christmas! With the festive season now upon us, health and safety is sometimes used as a reason to put a stop to people enjoying the festivities. Here, we break down the barriers and show you some of these myths – from not clearing snow from outside your home, to Santa needing a seat belt to deliver the gifts! Continue Reading »

cop1With British weather being so unpredictable, drivers have to be prepared for all weather conditions – especially when winter starts to bite and snow becomes a distinct possibility. According to the MET office ‘January is currently showing signs of temperatures hitting “record-breaking” lows meaning parts of the country could see the mercury plunge to -27C (-17F).’

Drivers need to take into account anything from frost to heavy snow. So, we’ve put together a short myth busting guide to give you some top winter driving tips – offering advice on skidding, snow, fog and much more. 

 

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Each year, 40% of all accidents reported to the HSE are attributed to slips, trips and falls and cost employers around £512 million in lost production. They are also responsible for 50% of all reported injuries to members of the public in workplaces. This short guide gives tips on how to reduce these statistics and what you can do to prevent slips and trips in your workplace.

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telematics-good-practice-coverAs with any health and safety system, the use of Telematics should be regularly evaluated and reviewed, to check that it is achieving the organisation’s aims and objectives, identifying problems that need to be resolved and improvements to be made.

To get the most out of your organisation’s investment, it is essential that managers and drivers review the driver feedback and proactively use it to inform future safety measures.

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jailThe Sentencing Council has just announced plans for a proposed major change to their sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter, health and safety and food offences and launched draft guidelines for consultation. The main aim of the changes is to fairly punish the offender and deter future offences.

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Growing green plantOf the 629,000 workers who suffered an accident in 2013/14, a disproportionate number were younger workers. As recently as 2006, the TUC reported that a 16-24 year old was being seriously injured at work every 40 minutes in the UK, and killed at a rate of one every month. While this number has thankfully begun to fall, it is nevertheless imperative that we do everything we can to educate our young workers on the dangers they face at work. With this in mind, we have put together a short guide exploring the reasons why young people have more accidents, and the ways we can tailor training to be more suitable for younger members of the workforce…

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