Category Archive: Health & Safety Training

HSE cost-recovery confirmed at £124 per hour

It has been announced that The Health & Safety Executive’s cost-recovery scheme, known as Fee for Intervention (FFI), will commence on 1st October, subject to Parliamentary approval. First of all, there is no need to be alarmed as compliant and law abiding Organisations and businesses will not pay a penny and that the Executive will […]

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Health and safety at work needed on construction sites

A crane operator is electrocuted.  An employee falls more than five metres.  A machine operator is crushed due to the power press.  These are just three examples of incidents that can happen at work.

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Toyota events may raise interest in manual handling training courses

Health and safety issues will be at the forefront during two events involving Toyota, one scheduled for this coming September and one for October.

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Health and safety law may change for the self-employed

The Health and Safety Executive of the UK regularly issues bulletins with key changes in regulations, often seeking public input beforehand to be sure that the revisions contemplated will serve all aspects of the public good.

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Health and safety at work: the role of awards

A fundamental principle of modern economics is that people respond to incentives. Like much in economics, this principle is applicable far beyond the world of finance. In fact, people respond to incentives in a variety of contexts, and those incentives need not all be monetary in nature.

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Fire safety training must consider issues related to portable heating

Two recent incidents involving portable heaters have raised the need for more awareness of health and safety issues related to these devices.

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Health and safety endangered in Esher construction accident

A company based in Esher has been fined £110,000 for serious health and safety problems that led to the near-death of a construction worker.

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Health and safety risk increase with night shifts, says BMJ

The prestigious British Medical Journal has indicated on its website that shift work can lead to dramatically higher health and safety risks, with the night shift identified as the riskiest of all.

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Fire safety signage requirements best met through updated training

One of the most important elements in fire risks training is the issue of safety signage. The proper use and deployment of fire safety signs can change a fire event from a devastating loss of life to one that damages physical property alone.

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Business forum objects to plans for health and safety audits

The Forum of Private Business has issued objections to a new plan regarding health and safety audits. Under the plan, small businesses would have to pay significant sums of money for inspection of their premises.

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