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COVID 19 – Enforcement of Suitable Precautions

COVID 19 – Enforcement of Suitable Precautions

The Police are responsible for making sure the public comply with the corona virus management measures set out by the Government.  In the workplace, though, enforcement responsibilities sit with the Health and Safety Executive or the Local Authority, depending on your...

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Welfare of Visiting Drivers

Welfare of Visiting Drivers

Clarification has been given on ensuring the welfare of visiting drivers.  This follows reports from drivers that some employers have denied them access to the premises for welfare purposes.  It is now emphatically clear that drivers vising a site must be able to use...

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Vulnerable Workers and COVID 19

Vulnerable Workers and COVID 19

Workers who were previously shielding have now been advised that if they cannot work from home, they may return to work providing their employer has ensured that their workplace is COVID secure. There is a clear priority given here to homeworking, but a recognition...

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Homeworking

Homeworking

Homeworking in numbers has leapt during the COVID 19 lockdown, and has provided a way for lots of businesses to continue operating.  No surprise that it has been generally liked by workers, but perhaps some surprise for the more cynical employers to find that...

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Corona Virus

Corona Virus

COVID 19 is a new disease which has caused a world wide pandemic with little warning.  It has affected us all at home and at work and in many different ways.  It is a key new risk to be captured by your organisation’s safety management systems. At the moment, guidance...

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Welding

Welding

HSE has recently altered the guidance on welding and welding fume, now making clear the requirement to control all welding fume, even that arising from welding mild steel.All welding fume is harmful to health, and it is now established that apart from...

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DSEAR

DSEAR

What?  The DSEAR Regulations date from 2002, but somehow seem to have escaped the attention of a surprising number of businesses.  And they apply widely, too.  The clumsy mnemonic stands for the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations. ...

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Traffic Management

Traffic Management

Traffic ManagementHere’s a question for you.  What risk out of the whole range results in the most enforcement actions?  It applies at many if not most workplaces, it leads to a disproportionate number of serious accidents, and a lot of people have nothing...

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Harvest

Harvest

HarvestAll growers of crops need to harvest them, and for arable farmers and some others, harvest is weather dependent and within a tight window.  This often results in an unholy combination of lots of inexperienced workers, use of heavy and infrequently...

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Machinery

Machinery

MachineryCompanies which operate machinery are likely to have a keen concern for machinery safety and guarding.  This will be a preoccupation for most engineering firms, but is also of importance in other sectors, notably agriculture and...

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About SafetyWise

SafetyWise is based in a village in Somerset, although you may struggle to find it on a map. Don’t worry, we come to you, and our transport networks are good, with main line rail links to London and the north, Bristol airport, and major roads all at hand.

You would expect us to have good health and safety policies, and a simple but effective approach to risk assessment! What we also have are policies on equality and diversity, and environmental matters. We have a strong commitment to valuing people, which is reflected in our own organisation and in our approach to client organisations.

 

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