Creating a First Aid Kit for a Workplace

The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 is the act that covers first aid equipment in the workplace. Under these regulations, employers are required to supply appropriate and adequate first-aid equipment for the workplace. The purpose of this equipment is to give employees the initial resources they need following a Workplace Injury or sudden […]

Health & Safety at Work: Your Rights Explained

All workers are entitled to work in an environment that is reasonably safe. Primary responsibility for ensuring health and safety in the work place is down to employers. However employees also have some responsibilities. Your Employer’s responsibilities Employers have a number of responsibilities to ensure the health and safety of their employees. These include: Assess […]

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 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 […]

Safe Working With GMOS (Genetically Modified Organisms)

GMOs are genetically modified organisms. Scientists use them in biotechnology facilities and research laboratories. Genetic modification involves the alteration of the genetic material of an animal, plant or micro-organism. Among the latter are fungi, parasites, viruses and bacteria. In a standard GMO process, a scientist removes DNA from an organism. The scientist then manipulates the […]

Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012

Most of us know that asbestos is dangerous, but just how dangerous? Asbestos fibres are very light and float in the air. If you breathe these in, they can cause asbestos-related cancer of the lungs and chest lining (called mesothelioma). There is usually a long delay between first exposure and the onset of the disease, […]

Safe Working With Mowers

Over a recent ten-year period, there were 30 serious reported accidents involving agricultural mowers. Two of the accidents were fatal. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) also believes there were many more than 30 incidents during this time. Workers simply failed to notify them. There are two types of agricultural mower referred to here: flail […]