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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 […]

Common Accidents At Work

Accidents at work can happen to anybody at anytime. In certain environments, specific types of accidents can be more common than others. For example, you’d be more likely to suffer burns or breathing problems from working with Dangerous Substances than if you worked in an office. Accidents will always occur from time to time but […]

Breathing and Skin Problems at Work

Not everyone reacts to the work environment in the same way. This is why some people may suffer from breathing and skin problems while others are unharmed. Nonetheless, it’s vital not to ignore the symptoms of any such disorders. Occupational Respiratory Disease Occupational respiratory disease has several possible causes. These include the presence of dust, […]

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 […]

Workplace Security For Staff

Health and safety regulations also extend to your employer being responsible for implementing measures and procedures to ensure your own personal security. Personal safety breaches such as intruders committing a violent act upon staff are, fortunately, very rare indeed and, due to the nature of business in general, companies have to tread a fine line […]

Workplace First Aid: Rules

People at work can suffer injuries or fall ill at any time – suddenly. What is important is that they receive immediate and appropriate attention. First aid covers the arrangements that should be made to ensure that happens. It can prevent minor injuries becoming major ones and can even save lives. What Should I do? […]

Working with Dangerous Substances

Almost all of us will face some sort of dangerous substances at work or during our daily life and it’s important that we understand how to deal with the risks. Although the idea of dangerous substances can conjure up pictures of science laboratories and radioactive waste, the bulk of them are more everyday things like […]

Working At Night

There are certain regulations that apply to employees who work at night. These apply to all employees be they permanent members of staff or casual workers. The regulations define night time as the period between 23.00 and 06.00 although this agreement can be slightly varied between employers and workers. A ‘night worker’ is classed as […]