Health and Safety Law 2013
Safety Adviser

Don’t Put Lives at Risk: Review Your Fire Precautions Today

If you own, manage or control business premises, you must take reasonable steps to reduce the risk of fire. Failing to meet your fire safety responsibilities not only puts lives at risk, but may also impact upon the ability of your business to continue trading. The Regulatory Reform Fire Safety [...]

New HSE Initiative will Consider how Employers Manage Older Workers

As part of a new health and safety initiative, the HSE will be focusing on how employers are meeting the need of their older workers. The number of younger people entering employment is falling and statistics show that almost one in three of today's workforce is aged 50 or above. As an employer, [...]

Are You Doing Enough to Manage Respiratory Sensitisers at Your Workplace?

Starting this month, the HSE will be focusing on work-related respiratory diseases when they visit businesses. Respiratory sensitisers are agents that can induce allergic respiratory diseases, including occupational asthma, which is caused directly by work and is usually the result of a reaction [...]

Avoid Health Risks and Absenteeism: Manage Stress in Your Workplace Now

From April, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will be participating in a new European-wide campaign on stress and will be inspecting businesses to check how employers manage this health hazard within their company. As an employer, you have a legal responsibility to manage the risk of stress at [...]

Reversing on Site: Manage it Safely to Avoid Serious Injuries

A waste company has been prosecuted for safety failings after an employee was severely injured when hit by a reversing vehicle. The firm was fined £12,000 plus £19,752 in costs after pleading guilty to a breach of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. Read on for more information and to [...]

Avoid a Catastrophe: Ensure Your Gas Engineer is Legitimate

A spate of recent HSE prosecutions of bogus gas fitters serves as a timely reminder about the risks of choosing gas fitters who are not registered with Gas Safe. Under the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998, gas work should only be carried out by those who are qualified and [...]