Risky Business – Risk Assessments Demystified

I can’t count how many times I’ve been doing something at home, when a family member has joked ‘have you done your risk assessment?’ Emma Larkins This month in the IOSH Talking Shop, our Consultant and Tutor, Emma, talks about a risk assessment being much more than a legal requirement....
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The future of Covid & the workplace

With restrictions easing and government guidance changing, you may be wondering what happens now? Does everything return to how it was in early March 2020? Well, no. Covid hasn’t disappeared and we know that contracting it remains a risk. All employers have a legal duty to manage their risks. So...
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June Newsletter: Free eLearning Trial

We are pleased to have launched our anticipated selection of health and safety eLearning courses available now on our website. Our health and safety e-learning courses have been developed to help organisations across the UK to achieve compliancy. Our one-on-one tutor led interactive online training goes at precisely the pace required by each...
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February newsletter: Home working top tips!

We are please to have launched our new style of newsletter with each month providing useful information for you to use along with an update of our consultancy and training departments. In the February edition we are sharing some top tips on how to work from home safely during the...
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Protecting everyone from Covid-19

The main way that this virus spreads is through aerosol transmission.  There is less certainty about how easily it can spread through touching infected surfaces but it is a possibility.  Our assessment of the risk is therefore geared to those two routes of infecion. Risk controls 1.         Hand hygiene There is hand sanitiser...
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£200,000 fine for arm injury

Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare, makers of Dettol and other products, have been fined after an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive found that the filling machine shown above had not been isolated in order to be re-calibrated. The 25 year old worker doing the re-calibration suffered an open crush injury...
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Blow Covid Away!

We’re nearly at the beginning of the end but we can’t let up just yet. As the Health and Safety Executive has reminded us, one of the best ways of protecting people indoors is to have really good ventilation. It may not seem a good idea to have a window...
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Ever pressed the brake instead of the accelerator?

Ever pressed the brake instead of the accelerator? You know how to do the task. You’ve done it a thousand times. You train others in how to do it. So, why today did you make a mistake that led to an injury? In a split second you did something that you...
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The risk of fire in your premises is…

The risk of fire in your premises is… …well that entirely depends on the activities your carry out within your organisation and how much they contribute to the fire triangle. This is where a fire risk assessment comes into place. Recently we have seen an increase in carrying out fire...
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