ALARP “As Low As Reasonably Practicable”

Signing Health and Safety Contract

ALARP is an abbreviation for “as low as reasonably practicable” and stands at the heart of the way health and safety is managed in the UK. Sections 2 and 3 of the Health and Safety at Work Act require employers and the self-employed to ensure the health and safety of …

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HSE CONSTRUCTION INFONET

      Construction Infonet is a free eBulletin from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to provide a regular update on health and safety issues for all in the construction industry. To view the October 2015 HSE construction infonet which has the latest news on publications events and prosecutions …

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BREACHES FILMED BY PASSERS-BYE

  Greg Pearson, from Enfield, trading as ‘Pearsons Scaffolding’, was prosecuted by the HSE after the concerns were raised about scaffolding work being carried out on Tavistock Street in central London. HSE visited the site twice and found the incomplete scaffold to be poorly erected and unsafe work practices were …

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BUILDER IN COURT OVER WELFARE FACILITIES

Construction Site with high vis jackets

    A Cheshire building contractor, Phillip Affleck, has been fined for serious health breaches and lack of welfare facilities on a Culcheth building site. Trafford Magistrates’ Court heard that the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) received a complaint from a member of the public in May 2014 about the …

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HSC CONSTRUCTION REFURBISHMENT INITIATIVE

HSE is undertaking its annual refurbishment initiative  between 14 September and 9 October 2015. During this period, inspectors will be targeting visits to sites where refurbishment work is being carried out, focussing on the main causes of accidents and ill-health in this high risk sector. These include work at height …

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TICK BOX DANGERS

Mary Clarke, CEO, Cognisco, explains how the tick-box approach to managing health and safety at work can be costly for businesses in financial terms as well as reputational damage.   The latest (provisional) statistics from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show that 142 workers were killed at work in …

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Transport and animals are the biggest killers in agriculture

The Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) latest fatality statistics show incidents involving moving vehicles and cattle are the biggest causes of death on Britain’s farms. Thirty three workers and four members of the public were killed on Britain’s farms during 2014/15* with around half (16) being struck or run over …

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Delta Comfort Harness

  Capital Safety, designer and manufacturer of height safety and fall protection equipment, has launched a new range of its Delta™ Comfort harnesses. The company say that this latest design incorporates many of the features of the original range as well as shoulder, back and leg padding and vent windows …

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