Use of Protective Clothing at Work

Personal protective equipment (PPE) can make a working environment more comfortable. It can also save lives. Definition PPE is any equipment worn at work that protects someone from health and safety risks. Examples of such equipment are gloves, helmets, harnesses, footwear, respiratory aids, high-visibility vests, and eye protection. It is also specialist clothing that completely […]

Safety at Work: Catering Industry

When you start your own business, the health and safety aspect can feel daunting – there’s so much to remember. With catering, although specific rules and regulations will apply, depending on the type of business and how many staff you’re employing, there are six main areas that you need to pay attention to: 1. Slipping […]

Noise Management and Control

Noise at work can cause hearing damage and loss. Health and Safety Executive (HSE) research puts the number of workers exposed to high noise levels in the UK at two million. Noise management and control is therefore a serious issue for employers and staff. Hearing damage and loss is often permanent. And yet it’s relatively […]

Working Hours and Regulations

My work has taken the chairs away from the computer area so we have to stand while working on the touch screens all day. They are saying the chairs are luxuries, is there anything I can do? Miss Kat Hastings Your normal working hours should be set out in your employment contract. Unless you choose […]

The Dangers Of Asbestos At Work

Exposure to Asbestos is the single biggest cause of work-related deaths in the UK, claiming more than 50,000 victims in the last 30 years. The effects can take many years to develop but Asbestos-related illnesses can include conditions as deadly as lung cancer, asbestosis and Mesothelioma. The diseases can extend far beyond the people working […]