Boris Johnson’s latest statement to the nation on providing a roadmap to ease the coronavirus lockdown restrictions has been met with a mixture of relief and confusion.
With government allowing construciton sites to remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic, and with constructrion workers designated as keyworkers, many sites in the UK have remained operational.
Mail and logistics company DHL was fined £2.6 million in October 2019 following the death of a worker at a site the company had recently acquired. The accident could have been prevented if the company had carried out a health and safety audit.
With darker mornings and evenings and the risk of severe weather conditions, such as hail, snow and fog, winter can be a hazardous time for drivers.
A recent report has highlighted issues with fire doors installed in high rise buildings which could have led to the doors not doing their job in the event of a fire.
Two fire risk assessors have been prosecuted recently for failing to do their job promptly, with lessons for all those engaging the services of fire safety consultants.
As we enter the holidays, I’m sure many of us will be sitting down in front of the TV and watching some classic movies, many of them featuring fake snow.
The Health and Safety Executive has confirmed that work-related stress is not reportable under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR).
With the Christmas party season soon upon us it’s time to put plans in place to ensure staff aren’t put at risk from alcohol-related incidents.
A recent court case demonstrates how the availability of thorough health and safety training records can reduce the likelihood of a prosecution after an accident.