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Help with Mental Health

Doing more on Mental Health   0.5 million workers suffering from work-related stress, anxiety and depression (new and long-standing) in 2016/17 HSE Stress, anxiety and depression poster.   What is mental health? The mind.org.uk states:   In many ways, mental health is just like physical health: everybody has it and we need to take care […]

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No proof, no standards can cost your business thousands

This article explains how not having proof could have been so much worse We have removed the worker and company names   Pre-amble An award-winning Floor Screed and rendering company (contractor x) won their latest contract (awarded by the principal contractor), which needed 20+ workers on-site for 6 months.   Setting the scene The principal […]

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Contractor management is your responsibility

Are you certain you and your organisation are doing everything practicably possible (practicably possible means feasible and is capable of being done) with contractor management to prevent harm and protect your business while contractors are operating on your site? Are you thinking, as you yet haven’t had a major problem, why do I need to change? […]

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If you can’t prove it, you haven’t done it

Are you aware of all the implications of H&S legislation for your business?   “Complacency when it comes to safety may be the biggest mistake you’ll ever make.” Would you play a game of football or a board game without first understanding the rules? Your answer is likely to be ‘No!’ as the lack of […]

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IoD Notts/Derby – Staying Safe & Legal

As a Director, at what point did you recognise your responsibility for Health and Safety or your legal and moral obligations? This event will not only highlight the sentencing guidelines, and the significant increase in fines but also the common misunderstanding of the possible punitive actions arising from a prosecution under corporate manslaughter. The Director […]

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Measuring failures in business

Measuring failures in health and safety are never easy, but effective management and auditing will provide a solution.   Measurement is an essential step in every business management process to provide continual improvement. The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) state: The foundation of effective performance measurement is an effective planning system, which produces specifications and […]

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Drug and Alcohol dismissal can be costly

Drug and alcohol misuse is always a hot health & safety topic in today’s businesses. For employers failing to manage this correctly, it can be a costly error.   The latest statistics available are as follows: Research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) in 2014 highlighted that drugs and alcohol are the […]

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The Legal Requirement of a Risk Assessment

Do you really understand what your legal requirements are in regard to completing a risk assessment?   This article has been written as we feel education is needed for many businesses to realise what the health and safety at work act requires from them. This limited understanding is not just in any one specific sector […]

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Education, Education, Education

Can a lack of understanding of health and safety responsibilities really impact on your businesses operations and finances?   Let’s remind ourselves, we all have a business we own, work for or sub-contract for. Every business has a legal duty to put in place suitable arrangements to manage health and safety, The first stage must […]

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How would Safety PAL have prevented Brian’s £1.1m fine?

A normal day on a construction site, sun shining and busy workers. All workers collectively (to save time) received their normal morning work and safety briefing; they then proceeded on to their daily tasks. Just before lunch, one worker, let’s call him Dave, lent an extendable ladder up against a high-level conveyor belt in order […]

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