The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is Britain’s national regulator for workplace health and safety. Their role is to prevent work-related death, injury and ill health through regulatory actions that range from influencing behaviours across whole industry sectors through to targeted interventions on individual businesses and enforcement action through Fee For Intervention Charges, Improvement Notices, […]

WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH EU LAWS WE HAVE BEEN USING FOR COMPLIANCE UNTIL NOW? Essentially, for the foreseeable future at least; Health & Safety and Environmental and Employment laws will not significantly change. This is because our excellent UK Laws actually led the EU in its compliance Law-making in most of these areas. There are […]

The build-up of deposits in fuel systems, in particular, the vaporiser units of LPG powered vehicles has led to a number of fires. The HSE is now stipulating that operators should: review your safe system of work in relation to the use of all LPG powered lift trucks and similar vehicles provide information, instruction and […]

Important news for all PBSA and Residential buildings developers across the UK. The Building Safety Regulator has opened the registration process for high-rise residential buildings in England. From 12th April 2023 it is a legal requirement under the Building Safety Act 2022 for all high-rise residential buildings 18 metres tall or higher, or at least […]

Coronavirus

17 March 2020 The issue on many people’s minds at the moment is “what should I do about coronavirus?”. Every business has a legal duty to look after the health, safety and welfare of its staff and other stakeholders. In the current environment of a rapidly changing world event, this is a challenge and Covid-19 […]

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) last year launched the Help Great Britain Work Well Strategy. This aims to promote ownership of health and safety across and within all organisations, large and small. In 2017 there is a particular focus on health, with three prioritised areas: work-related stress, musculoskeletal disorders and occupational lung disease.  The […]

Since the new Sentencing Guideline came into force, industry has seen a sharp rise in the quantity and magnitude of sentences issued to companies and individuals for health and safety failings.  Organisations are being prosecuted and sentenced not only when there has been an accident or incident, but in some cases where the potential for […]

work related stress

The Management Standards define the characteristics, or culture, of an organisation where the risks from work related stress are being effectively managed and controlled. The Management Standards cover six key areas of work design that, if not properly managed, are associated with poor health and well-being, lower productivity and increased sickness absence. In other words, […]