Handling WorkPlace Injuries (RIDDOR)

By law, every fatal workplace injury or injury requiring more than 3 days off work has to be reported to the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) in a system known as RIDDOR which means the Reporting of Injuries, Disease and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations which came into force in 1996. It is a legal requirement and […]

Noise in the Workplace

Exposure to loud noise in the workplace can cause permanent damage to your hearing. It may be temporary but it can often be permanent. It can take the form of hearing loss but can also result in sensations of permanent noise or ringing in the ears, known as ‘tinnitus’, which can prove even more distressing. […]

Effects of Workplace Hazards on Female Fertility

The connection between certain workplace hazards such as working with chemicals, other hazardous substances and particular working practices have been well documented over the years in terms of the effects they can have on female fertility and reproductive health. And, depending on the length of exposure and the period of the pregnancy when the exposure […]

Diversity Training

When approaching the issue of educating your workforce about workplace diversity the main core focus should be on policy and planning, recruitment and selection, training and the development and retention of staff and to deliver upon all these as part of the formulation of your corporate identity. Independent Assessment There are many companies who specialise […]

Choosing Safe Workplace Equipment

Whilst maintaining work equipment, keeping it in good working order and ensuring it is always safe to operate is an ongoing legal requirement, choosing the equipment in the first place will also greatly reduce any safety risks. Buying Work Equipment Before buying any work equipment, consider: What the equipment will be used for. Who will […]

Workplace Injury Claim

All employers are legally obliged to make sure that they have carried out a full risk assessment with regards to health and safety in the workplace and that they have taken all reasonable steps to minimise the risk to their workers and that they are fully compliant with all of their health and safety regulations […]

What is Occupational Health?

In addition to statutory health and safety procedures all employers must put in place, ‘occupational health’ focuses on the relationship between health and work. It can vary from workplace to workplace. For example, a chemical manufacturer’s employees will be exposed to some different health related issues than, say, the employees of a call centre so […]

Team building and Employee Wellbeing

There are too many employers who take a narrow-minded approach to their employees’ health. They may follow all of the statutory health and safety laws and try to create a pleasant atmosphere in which to work for the benefit of the welfare of their workforce. Nevertheless, employers can still often be left frustrated with a […]

Safety and Fume Management

A number of industries use processes that generate fumes. At best, these fumes may be irritating; at worst, they can cause serious and even fatal diseases. Employers must therefore manage fumes safely. They should be aware of the Hazardous Nature of Fumes, and have systems in place to ensure any risks to health are minimal. […]

Practical Measures for Disabled Workers

There are many practical measures that help disabled workers do their jobs effectively. Employers must take these measures to comply with the law. Occupational health experts can give employers guidance on how to proceed. A government agency also supplies advice and money. The Law There are three laws that apply to employers and their disabled […]