You must manage the health and safety risks in your workplace. To do this you need to think about what, in your business, might cause harm to people and decide whether you are doing enough to prevent that harm. This is known as a risk assessment.
Monthly archives: March 2012
A Cheshire worker could have been killed when he fell from the top of a chemical storage tank, a court has heard.
One of the UK’s leading printing groups has been fined £112,500 at Peterborough Crown Court today after a maintenance engineer was crushed to death in a printing press.
These are real case studies and show the consequences to employees if there is inadequate health and safety in place. They also show that once a solution has been found, in addition to controlling the risk there can be other significant benefits for a company.
How does Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) affect you in your industry? Select your industry to view key messages and how COSHH affects you.
A Wrexham-based gas fitter has been sentenced after installing and illegally servicing equipment which could have resulted in harm to the tenants and landlord of a Wrexham property.
A worker at a holiday park suffered serious injuries when a trench he was working in collapsed on top of him.
Crystalline silica is one of the commonest minerals in the earths crust. When crushed during quarrying activities, materials containing silica create respirable crystalline silica (RCS) dust associated with the respiratory disease silicosis.
Latest statistics for blood-lead measurements taken under statutory medical surveillance for work with lead.
This poster gives basic advice on first-aid procedures if someone has an electric shock at work. This poster is not a substitute for effective first-aid training.
A machinery manufacturer has been fined after its hydraulic press crushed a Stranraer worker’s arm which was later amputated.
The head of Britain’s safety watchdog has paid a visit to a Welsh school to see an award-winning teacher prove that it is possible to inject excitement into education – without falling foul of red tape.
The Accident Book will allow you to comply with legal requirements to record accidents at work. It also contains guidance on the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 and the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981.
An electronic copy of the Genetically Modified Organisms Public Register, updated for February 2012, is now available to view.
A Merseyside shipbuilding firm has been fined £120,000 over the death of a welder who became trapped while driving a forklift truck.
This page provides answers to some of your frequently asked questions about adventure activities licensing.
A secondary school in Colchester has been prosecuted after a teenage boy was injured when a stack of timber board fell on him, causing severe injury to his ankle and foot.
A Warwickshire components manufacturer has been fined after a man’s hand was badly crushed in a power press.
A firm specialising in diesel fuel injection has been fined after a worker was set on fire at its Derbyshire premises.
Answers to some of the frequently asked questions on training requirements in agriculture.