Are you one of the many employers considering hosting young people on work experience to coincide with school and college summer holidays? The HSE has published simplified guidance for employers on ensuring the health and safety of young people on a work placement.
A Rochdale bedding manufacturer has been fined £50,000 after a health and safety inspection found most of its machines were unsafe to use and one machine was wrapped with cardboard as the only way of protecting workers from the dangerous moving parts inside.
Tim Hudson, our technical director, has just returned from a short break in Spain. As many of you know, so enthusiastic is Tim about his work that even when he is supposed to be relaxing on holiday, he is still thinking about health and safety, as these holiday snaps illustrate.
Since BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) was introduced in 1990, it has grown in popularity as an aid to delivering environmentally friendly buildings. Last year alone, some 7,000 projects were assessed using BREEAM.
Preston-based construction safety firm Aegis has appointed Peter Gregory as a health and safety consultant to spearhead its expansion into specialised areas of health and safety risk management.
Specialists at Preston health and safety firm Aegis are encouraging organisations to avoid the fees being introduced by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) by booking a site safety inspection.
The HSE has confirmed that its cost recovery scheme, Fee for Intervention (FFI), will start on 1 October 2012 subject to Parliamentary approval of the proposed legislation.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has announced that the implementation of its cost recovery scheme, Fee For Intervention (FFI), planned to start in April 2012, will now be delayed until the end of the year.
On 6th April 2012 the rules regarding incident reporting under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) changed.
The Control of Asbestos Regulations were implemented on 6th April 2012.
These update previous asbestos regulations to take account of the EU Directive on exposure to asbestos (Directive 2009/148/EC), with which previous UK legislation was not fully compliant.
Fire chiefs view recent statistics from London Fire Brigade (LFB) as a stark reminder of why fire safety management is important for education buildings.