The ABC of OSH (Part 1)

As every safety and health professional knows, there’s a near endless list of issues we need to consider if we are going to ensure every employee returns safely home to their families each night. While most of you will have studied for years to achieve the highest health and safety qualifications, there’s no harm in... Continue Reading →

COSHH Regulations: 25 years in 25 facts

This month sees the 25th anniversary of the COSHH regulations. As far as safety regulations go, the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health regulations are fairly visible and no doubt many of you have attended COSHH training of some sort. The majority of organisations today use substances that could cause harm to employees, contractors and... Continue Reading →

Who else wants the latest Health & Safety legislation low-down?

This quick summary will get you up to speed with changes to the workplace first aid regulations, fit note guidance and proposed changes to ACoPs. Workplace first aid No doubt you’re aware that under the current First-Aid Regs the HSE must approve the training and qualifications of appointed first aiders. However, did you know that... Continue Reading →

Health Surveillance: facts you can’t afford to ignore

With the new health surveillance guidelines  now available on the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) website, there’s never been a better time to make sure you’re doing everything you can to control risks in the workplace and spot the early signs of work-related ill health. What is health surveillance? Health surveillance is a system of... Continue Reading →

Top Ten ‘Hot Works’ Safety Tips – Guest Blog

Does your job involve hot works - such as welding, the use of oxy/gas equipment and acetylene, cutting operations and air-arc gouging? If so, in this guest post you'll find ten tips to help you stay safe. Each year, over 1000 work related injuries to welders are reported to the  HSE - approximately 300 of which... Continue Reading →

What is COSHH? Questions about COSHH answered

We're frequently asked "What is COSHH?". This post aims to answer basic questions such as "What does COSHH stand for?". Read on for a COSHH definition, a guide to COSHH symbols and more. COSHH stands for ‘Control of Substances Hazardous to Health’ and under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002, employers need to either... Continue Reading →

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