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Safety Issues in the Commercial Fishing Industry

The commercial fishing industry has significant dangers. For every 1,000 fishing boats, there are 55 accidents. This is why the UK’s Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) regards safety on fishing vessels as a vital part of its work. Courses The MCA has introduced a series of health and safety courses for working fishermen. From 1st January […]

Safety in the Live Event Industry

The live event industry covers concerts, fairgrounds, off-road racing and a host of other activities. Each of these has its own particular health and safety issues for workers and the public. HSE (Health and Safety Executive) has produced guidance that includes the health and safety problems that organisers of live events may face. The guidance […]

Safe Working With Lights and Cameras

Lights and cameras are integral to film and TV productions. These productions may take place in studios, theatres, film stages or on location. The latter may vary from the interior of a home to under the ocean. In other words, lights and cameras may appear in all sorts of places. What’s more, cameras and lights […]

Safety in Engineering Workshops

Engineering workshops are common in small and medium-sized businesses across the country. The machines in such workshops perform a large range of tasks. These include welding, sawing, guillotining, grinding, drilling, painting, radiography and bending. Engineering workshops are therefore potentially hazardous environments. An organised approach to health and safety is critical. The Law The law sets […]

Health and Safety on Board a Commercial Ship

Whether it carries passengers, goods or both, a commercial ship has all manner of health and safety issues. Once at sea, a ship is a self-contained environment. It has basic hazards such as Slips, Trips and Falls, and complex dangers posed by fuel, electricity and combustible materials. Dangerous Goods Commercial ships carry all sorts of […]

Safety of Health Care Workers

About 2.6 million people work in the UK’s health and social care sector. Although some of these workers have administrative posts, the rest provide health and social care to individuals and families in surgeries, hospitals and the community. In these circumstances, safety is a complex issue. This is because every day health care workers encounter […]

Offshore Oil and Gas Industry – KP3 Review

The dangers of working in the offshore oil and gas industry are among the most serious imaginable. They include explosions, fire, suffocation from gas, and failure of the drilling structures. In the UK, there are more than 25,000 people working on 300 or so offshore installations. These dangers put them all at risk. Health and […]

Hazards of Stonemasonry

Over the last few years, there has been an average of one fatality every 12 months in the stonework sector. Demand for stonemasonry has reflected the increase in deaths and injuries. Designers of offices, flats and houses are using granite, marble and other stones as an integral part of a building’s décor at the luxury […]

Hazards Faced by Fairground Workers

A fairground, whether travelling or static, has health and safety hazards. HSE (Health and Safety Executive) works with the Joint Advisory Committee (JAC) on fairgrounds and amusement parks to help ensure these hazards do not put the lives of fairground workers at risk. Legal Position The Health and Safety at Work Etc. Act 1974 contains […]

Adults Who Work With Children

The safety of children is paramount and to maintain this in all work settings and contexts, it’s important for adults who work with children to have advice about suitable, safe behaviour. There is plenty of information available here in the UK. Department for Education Information about safe practices for adults working in a range of […]