A Permit-to-Work system is a formal recorded process used to control work which is identified as potentially hazardous. The aim of using a Permit-to-Work system is to ensure that proper consideration is given to the risks of a particular job or simultaneous activities at a site and to provide a documented record of this.
August 28, 2023
Under the Equality Act (2010), employers have a legal obligation to offer support to any employee who has a disability, defined as a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on a person's ability to carry out day-to-day activities.
August 23, 2023
A foreseeable risk is a situation which could result in injury or damage, and which could be predicted by a reasonable person with the necessary skills and knowledge.
August 18, 2023
There is nothing quite like a British heatwave - but ensuring you stay safe as temperatures soar takes more than just a decent sunscreen. You have a duty of care to ensure the safety of your staff, and effective facilities management can help.
August 16, 2023
Asbestos is not the historical disease people often think it is. In fact, The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has said asbestos remains the biggest cause of work-related deaths in the UK with more than 5,000 deaths per annum being attributed to asbestos.
August 14, 2023
In the last few years employers have helped bring about significant changes in working practices, with many businesses adopting a greater flexibility to the working week and workplace location of staff. This trend has resulted in further changes being proposed to the Flexible Working rules which are currently in place.
August 10, 2023
If health and safety measures in the workplace aren’t performing, then the repercussions can be significant.
August 08, 2023
A risk assessment lists the hazards that might be encountered while completing a task or activity, or being within a certain environment.
August 07, 2023
Can an employer lump together a series of minor acts of misconduct and use that as a reason to dismiss an employee without prior warning? And if they do, is that dismissal fair? That is the question that the case of Ham v The Governing Body of Beardwood Humanities College sought to answer.
August 04, 2023
Within many organisations, there will be trades that may require work away from their premises. Work away can routinely involve both low and/or high-risk activities, and these risks need to be managed properly.
July 31, 2023
Running a successful business requires more than just hard work and dedication; it also means staying up to date with ever-changing employment law legislation. Keeping up with the latest laws and regulations can be challenging, but failure to comply can have serious consequences for your business. That's where an HR audit comes in.
July 28, 2023
Health and Safety has an image problem – it’s often portrayed as a burden on businesses, with oppressive regulations that have little to do with common sense. Some businesses, having swallowed that perception, feel that they don’t have to follow safety rules, or even look for ways of cutting corners, putting profit ahead of people.
July 26, 2023