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How do we improve safety when working in confined spaces?

Initially we need to identify what is a confined space, as it may not be as obvious as you initially think. Once that has been done you should look to follow the – Plan, Do, Check and Act approach Definition of Confined Space in terms of health and safetyIn order for work areas to be […]

RPE testing and maintenance – getting it right matters!

Recently, we have seen an increase in the HSE’s focus with regards to the inspection and maintenance of reusable RPE equipment, which has led to action being taken by the HSE against companies who have failed to comply with current regulations.  The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations, Provision 9, refers to the Maintenance, […]

Make Blue Monday a Brew Monday!

This Blue Monday, 17 January, Samaritans is reminding everyone to reach out for a cuppa and a catch-up with the people you care about on ‘Brew Monday‘. We can always make time for a cuppa and a catch-up. It doesn’t matter if it’s a Monday morning or Saturday night, or if you’re drinking green tea, black coffee […]

Manufacturing company fined after workers exposed to risk

Metals fabrication company MTL Advanced Limited have been sentenced for health breaches after several workers were diagnosed with hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) or carpal tunnel syndrome. Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard that the company was visited by the Health & Safety Executive in March 2018 following a concern received from an employee. During that visit […]

Construction worker dies after falling from tower

A construction company has been fined after an employee died as a result of falling from a mobile tower. Cambridge Magistrates Court heard how, Sean Harding was working from a mobile tower levelling a steel beam that was seated on a door lintel. This involved using a crowbar to lever the beam up for a […]