The HSE has reviewed and updated their Workplace Regulations Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) to make it easier for employers, building owners, landlords and managing agents to understand and meet their legal obligations for health and safety.
The workplace (Health and Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 cover a wide range of basic health, safety and welfare issues and apply to most workplaces but a few exceptions. Legal responsibilities to protect workers’ health, safety and welfare are not altered by any of the changes to the ACOP.
The full changes can be viewed on the HSE website. If you would like any help or advice with your health and safety requirements, our team of IOSH trained staff are always happy to help.
We all strive to cope with the mountainous workloads and challenges placed on our already straining shoulders at work, but it can eventually just get too much for us to manage and can turn into stress and stress realted illness if we’re not careful.
This section of our Stress Awareness course looks at the physical effects stress has on our bodies. You can take a sneaky peak HERE.
If you would like to see more of this course, contact us on 0800 612 70 88 or email us at email@example.com.
A specialist company that makes scenery for London’s theatres and international fashion shows has been prosecuted and fined £3,500 and ordered to pay £2,033 in costs after a carpenter was struck by a falling piece of a mock log cabin set.
The 35 year-old worker suffered skull and leg fractures when the part of scenery toppled from a forklift truck at the workshop in Southwark.
He made a full recovery and was able to return to work within a month of the incident.
HSE’s investigation found a lack of planning for the lifting operation, which would also have identified the correct equipment to use, was the prime cause of the incident.
A wood recycling company has been sentenced for serious safety failings after a worker was killed after being struck by a loading vehicle and run over.
The incident occurred when the employee was walking between a woodpile and a skip in the yard, the shovel vehicle was moving material from one part of the site to another when the man was struck and run over, he died of his injuries at the scene.
HSE found that no segregation measures had been put in place by the recycling plant to separate vehicles and pedestrians working on the site. Workers were unprotected from the dangers of constantly moving vehicles – despite previous incidents where vehicles had collided, and workers reporting other near misses. They were fined £200,000 and ordered to pay a further £34,000 in costs after pleading guilty to breaching health and safety regulations.
We are delighted to report that at exactly 1pm today our 500,000th training session was completed.
(That’s actually half a million recorded courses as we obviously cannot count offline or group sessions).
We set out to make quality e-learning that worked and are therefore so proud that so many UK employees are now a little safer, healthier and even a shade more productive as a result, we definitely exceeded all of our targets. Thanks to all of our clients for their support & loyalty, here’s to the next half million!
P.S. The 500,000th session was a Stress Awareness course, which is fitting as it’s National Stress Awareness month