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Category: Small businesses

European Good Practice awards

Thursday, August 25, 2016

A reminder that the closing date for entries for the Good Practice awards for the current EU health and safety campaign: Healthy workplaces for all ages, is 7th October 2016. So submit your entry and find out more about the awards.

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Leadership and worker involvement toolkit – Case studies

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Five case studies which show how smaller construction businesses improved health and safety by using the leadership and worker involvement toolkit (LWIT). Two proven methods of using the toolkit become apparent: the ‘Risk profiling’ approach and the ‘Safety Observation Cards’ (SOCs) approach.

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Free health and safety training for Fish Island businesses

Monday, December 22, 2014

Businesses on Fish Island in Tower Hamlets are being offered free training, support and guidance as part of a joint initiative to improve health and safety in the workplace.

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RR1017 – Literature review: Understanding how to improve the management of exposure to wood dust amongst construction sub-contractors and manufacturing SMEs

Monday, October 27, 2014

Available evidence was reviewed to develop a better understanding of how to improve the management of wood dust exposure in small and medium-sized construction and manufacturing enterprises (SMEs).

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Consultation – Proposals to exempt certain self-employed people from health and safety law

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Public consultation; have your say by 31 August 2014. Plans to make self-employed people exempt from Section 3(2) HSWA – unless their work involves prescribed activities, listed in the consultation.

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Proposals to exempt certain self-employed people from health and safety law

Monday, July 7, 2014

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is inviting views on the proposed definitions of those self-employed people who will continue to have duties under health and safety law.

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Proposals to replace Construction CDM Regs

Monday, March 31, 2014

Public consultation runs from 31 March to 6 June 2014 – have your say. Key changes include the replacement of the CDM co-ordinator role with a principal designer role within the project team and introducing a duty on information, instruction, training and supervision to replace the duty to assess competence.

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Revealed: The unnecessary safety measures wasting business’ time and money

Thursday, February 27, 2014

A new survey has revealed the lengths some small firms mistakenly go to trying to comply with health and safety. One business completed a risk assessment for using a tape measure and another introduced written guidelines for walking up stairs.

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Legionnaires’ disease: The hidden killer in water systems – Harrogate, 26 February 2014

Monday, February 3, 2014

This ‘Free’ event is primarily aimed at SME’s such as hotels, guest houses, caravan parks, care providers, residential and nursing homes, leisure facilities, schools etc. but will be of interest to any business where there is a reasonably foreseeable legionella risk from your water systems.

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HSE unveils changes to reporting requirements

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has formally implemented changes to simplify the mandatory reporting of workplace injuries for businesses.

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Changes to first aid regulations come into effect

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Businesses now have more flexibility in how they manage their provision of first aid in the workplace following a change in health and safety regulations.

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Managing upper limb disorders in your business: A brief guide for employers

Friday, August 16, 2013

This revised leaflet is aimed at employers and managers in small businesses. It explains what upper limb disorders are, their symptoms, how to manage the risks around them and what employers can do to help their employees.

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Managing for health and safety

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

HSE has launched new online guidance to help make it easier for larger organisations and businesses to understand how to manage health and safety. Managing for health and safety replaces Successful health and safety management (known to many as HSG65) refreshing and enhancing the existing content.

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Free Health and safety event: Display screen Equipment – Harrogate 19 June 2013

Monday, June 3, 2013

Display screen Equipment – in the workplace, at home and on the move. This event aims to inform employers and employees the key issues relating to DSE use in any workplace. Wednesday 19 June 2013, Great Yorkshire Showground Harrogate

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Consultation on proposals to exempt self-employed workers from health and safety law: Impact assessment

Friday, May 17, 2013

May 2013 update – Impact assessment for this consultation is now available.

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HM Revenue & Customs – Come See Events

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Come See Events’ are the largest cross government business support roadshows of their kind, dedicated to providing free information and support to newly formed small and medium sized businesses. Find an event near you.

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Health & Safety Newsletter – latest issue available online

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Subscribe today and receive free notifications when new Newsletter editions are published. This edition: drama on the cobbles of Coronation Street, vomiting Larry makes a big splash, plus why life is now a bit easier for small businesses.

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New Office health and safety website

Thursday, November 8, 2012

The new updated ‘Office health and safety’ website is now live. This site guides employers and employees to information relating to health, safety and welfare in the office.

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Radical revamp for workplace safety and health advice

Friday, November 2, 2012

A radical revamp of the way small businesses access official advice about health and safety online has been launched.

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Health and safety toolbox – How to control risks at work

Friday, November 2, 2012

HSE launches the latest in a package of guidance, bringing together everything a small, low-risk business could need to manage health and safety

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