A construction worker standing next to a ladder

What should employers know about the safe use of ladders in the workplace?

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recently issued a safety bulletin in relation to the use of ladders and stepladders in the workplace. Falling from height is one of the main causes of death and injury in UK workplaces, accounting for a quarter of worker deaths and eight per cent of non-fatal injuries every year according to the HSE.

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Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)

The use of powered hand tools for prolonged periods of time can lead to Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS), a painful disabling disease of the hands affecting blood vessels, nerves and joints.
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Changes to HMO Licensing

From 1 October 2018 there will be changes to the mandatory licensing for Housing in Multiple Occupation (HMO) regulations.

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Hazardous Substances Campaign

The European Agency for Safety and Health (EU-OSHA) has launched the Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances campaign to increase the awareness of the risks associated with using hazardous substances. There are health risks associated with many commonly used substances, including some that are known to be carcinogens.

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