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WHO: Global Plan of Action for Workers’ Health

In 2007, the World Health Organisation (WHO) published a global plan of action for workers’ health. This plan is important because it acknowledges the risks workers face, and the importance of Occupational Health services. WHO WHO is an agency of the United Nations. It began life in 1948 with a simple purpose: to be the […]

Safety Issues in the Commercial Fishing Industry

The commercial fishing industry has significant dangers. For every 1,000 fishing boats, there are 55 accidents. This is why the UK’s Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) regards safety on fishing vessels as a vital part of its work. Courses The MCA has introduced a series of health and safety courses for working fishermen. From 1st January […]

Safety in the Live Event Industry

The live event industry covers concerts, fairgrounds, off-road racing and a host of other activities. Each of these has its own particular health and safety issues for workers and the public. HSE (Health and Safety Executive) has produced guidance that includes the health and safety problems that organisers of live events may face. The guidance […]

Laptop Protection and Security

More of us are increasingly using laptops and handheld computers these days for their ease of use and portability and, with the proliferation of wi-fi ‘hotspots’ and other ways of connecting to the internet, a laptop is a highly useful device for enabling workers to keep connected while travelling around the UK and abroad. However, […]

Health and Safety on Board a Commercial Ship

Whether it carries passengers, goods or both, a commercial ship has all manner of health and safety issues. Once at sea, a ship is a self-contained environment. It has basic hazards such as Slips, Trips and Falls, and complex dangers posed by fuel, electricity and combustible materials. Dangerous Goods Commercial ships carry all sorts of […]

Lawn Mower Risk Assessments & Safety Hazards

Over a recent ten-year period, there were 30 serious reported accidents involving lawn mowers in the workplace. Two of the accidents were fatal. Conducting proper lawn mower risk assessments to make sure you’re aware of all safety hazards is essential. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) also believes there were many more than 30 lawn […]

Night Shift Workers – UK Laws & Regulations For Night Workers

There are laws and regulations that apply to employees who work night shift. These apply to all employees whether they are permanent members of staff or casual workers on zero hour contracts. Laws on Night Shift Hours in the UK UK night working hours are between 11pm (23.00) and 6am (06.00), although this agreement can […]

Safety of Health Care Workers

About 2.6 million people work in the UK’s health and social care sector. Although some of these workers have administrative posts, the rest provide health and social care to individuals and families in surgeries, hospitals and the community. In these circumstances, safety is a complex issue. This is because every day health care workers encounter […]

Health Inspectors’ Rights and Powers – A Guide to Visits

A health inspector has the right to enter your work premises at any time. Usually, they will be coming to carry out a health and safety inspection. However they can also be called upon to investigate an accident or other health and safety related incident that may have happened. In the these instances, they will […]

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 […]