What are Your Health and Safety Responsibilities?

Do you fully understand what are your health and safety responsibilities are? In 1974 the Health and Safety at Work Act was introduced… “a bold and far-reaching piece of legislation” 43 years later, 2017… 137 workers died, and the annual cost of UK work-related injuries and ill health is £14.9 billion!!! We can all agree that […]

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Managing contractors – How not to fail

We are all rushing to get all the important jobs completed before the long Christmas holiday, we will use many different contractors to supplement and to complete these tasks, but are you sure of the health and safety regulations when a contractor is working on your site? We spoke with 22 directors and managers across […]

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Are you responsible for delivery drivers on your site?

Best practices for protecting visitors, delivery drivers when on your site A common factor in delivery accidents is “who is responsible for what” in terms of safety. In most work situations the safety of an employee is primarily the responsibility of his or her employer, but in order to deliver or collect goods, employees have […]

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Directors guide to Health and Safety for 2018

Register for Directors guide to Health & Safety   As a company director; at what point did you obtain an in-depth understanding of your H&S requirements, moral obligations and legal duties imposed on you? Most responses will be “I didn’t.” Directors who have been unfortunate enough to deal with an accident and fine will respond […]

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Visit Safety PAL at the UK Construction week

Locate Safety PAL on Stand B35. You will also be able to listen to our Founder Karl Spencer speaking on multiple sessions at the event. DAY 1 TIMETABLE AND SESSION SYNOPSIS – TUESDAY 10TH OCTOBER DAY 2 TIMETABLE AND SESSION SYNOPSIS – WEDNESDAY 11TH OCTOBER DAY 3 TIMETABLE AND SESSION SYNOPSIS – THURSDAY 12TH OCTOBER 9 […]

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Safety Roundtable: IT’s getting  better

My thoughts and follow-up response to the article, Safety Roundtable: IT’s getting better By Karl Spencer Link to the original article: https://www.healthandsafetyatwork.com/technology/software-roundtable At a meeting I attended recently, I felt as if I was in the minority. I thought that most of the people in the room failed to open up to solving the problem, i.e., poor […]

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A debate was called by Labour peer Baroness Andrews…

Safety: A response to One-person responsibility for whole building compliance ‘could avoid future tragedies like Grenfell’ By Karl Spencer Link to the original article based on the lords safety debate : https://www.shponline.co.uk/lords-safety-debate-building-compliance-inspectors-avoid-future-tragedies-like-grenfell/ Health and safety culture is like an ‘albatross around the neck of business’. An old but poignant statement by David Cameron. Why do […]

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New sentencing guidelines proposed for manslaughter offences

On 4th July 2017, the Sentencing Council announced a consultation on its proposals for how offenders convicted of manslaughter should be sentenced in England and Wales. Read the full press release here. Individuals found guilty of the most serious gross negligence manslaughter offences following workplace accidents could face up to 18 years in jail under new […]

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Health and Safety Masterclass

De-mystifying the latest Health & Safety Regulations It’s not just hard hats & hi vis! In this free health and safety masterclass our experts will simplify current H&S regulations and requirements, whilst allowing you to talk about any issues you may have in your business today. They will be on-hand to offer advice & possible […]

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