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Health & Safety Quiz UK – A Fun Way to Test Workplace Knowledge

Your safety is an important issue no matter where you work. How much do you know, about basic health and safety rules and practices? Use this quiz to test the level of your knowledge. Who said health and safety couldn’t be fun? Can You Answer these Health & Safety Quiz Questions? What is responsible for […]

Examples of Risk in the Workplace – 12 Common Risks at Work

There are many potential risks to a person’s health and safety at work. Examples of risk in the workplace vary depending on the work environment. The key for all employers is to undertake a thorough Risk Assessment. To help with this process we have identified the 12 most common risks at work. The Risk of […]

Accidents at Work Examples – Most Common Workplace Injuries

Accidents at work can happen to anybody at anytime. In certain environments, specific types of accidents and injuries 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. Our accidents at work examples grid will […]

Violence at Work – Dealing with Being Assaulted at Work

Being assualted at work is very upsetting event. How should you deal with violence at your place of work? We take a look at duties of employers to protect staff from this risk, and what to do if you are assaulted. What is Violence at Work? The HSE define work-related violence as ‘any incident in […]

Lone Working Policy – A Guide to Safety & Risk Assessments

Staff who work alone often have concerns for their safety at work. Our guide explains what lone working is, and outlines health and safety law, around working alone. We’ll also examine which policies and risk assessments should be put in place to keep workers safe during shifts. People can be required to work on their […]

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 […]

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 […]