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HSE inspectors target construction firms

Health and Safety inspectors will be targeting construction firms to check health standards are up to scratch during a month-long inspection. Inspections start on October 5 and will focus on respiratory risks and occupational lung disease, looking at the measures businesses have in place to protect their workers’ lungs from the likes of asbestos, silica and wood…

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‘One in five managers lacks H&S training’

Managers play a crucial role in keeping their teams safe, yet one in five companies don’t train them in health and safety. That’s the finding of a new report, ‘How to manage your people safely’, published by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). It includes the results of a YouGov survey of nearly…

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HSE inspectors restart spot checks on businesses

The Health and Safety Executive has restarted spot checks on businesses as much of the country gets back to work after lockdown. Inspectors are out and about checking that employers are complying with health and safety law. Being COVID-secure means being adaptable to the current guidance and putting measures in place to control the risk…

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Fall in work-related deaths

Figures for the number of work-related deaths in 2019/20 have been released by the Health and Safety Executive. Between April 2019 and March 2020, 111 people were fatally injured at work – a fall of 38 deaths from the previous year. It is likely the decline was accentuated by the impact of coronavirus on the…

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HSE issues bulletin on testing of plant and equipment

A number of clients have asked us about statutory inspection of plant and equipment during the Coronavirus outbreak. The HSE has issued the following bulletin: ‘HSE recognises the potential challenges when carrying out legal requirements for thorough examination and testing (TE&T) of plant and equipment as a result of the additional precautions people need to…

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HSE updates RIDDOR requirements for employers

Requirements for employers responsible for reporting dangerous occurrences, and cases of disease in regulation 7 & 9, have been updated by the HSE. It  says employers must only make a report under RIDDOR (The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013) when : An unintended incident at work has led to someone’s possible…

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