Airside Safety

Airside Driving – Vehicle Safety at Work

In this blog we are going to look at the specialist area of Airside Driving and best practice. Safety compliance in airside driving is essential in avoiding dangerous and costly accidents. Airside Driving has its own hazards, not least the movement of various forms of aircraft and speciality vehicles. In addition contributory factors for hazards need to… Continue reading Airside Driving – Vehicle Safety at Work

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Risk Assessment · Winter Conditions

Advice for Extreme Winter Weather

Are you ready to manage the adverse weather conditions in the UK? Is your organisation prepared? At this stage most people would say, “isn’t dealing with cold weather just common sense?” and as the author of this work I would have a tendency to agree with you. However, I would also ask, “Where do I… Continue reading Advice for Extreme Winter Weather

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Health and Safety Regulations · Uncategorized

Food Allergies – know your responsibilities?

In a departure from our normal blogs looking at general Health and Safety issues, in this blog we are going to look at new laws focusing on the catering trade and the requirement to provide allergy information.  If you are not a food provider you may be wondering how this effects you, but stop to… Continue reading Food Allergies – know your responsibilities?

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Health and Safety Regulations

Temperature in the Workplace

Brrrrr….. winter’s arrived… Temperature within the workplace can be very subjective.  One person’s ideal temperature can make another person too hot or cold. At this time of year  in the UK the temperature drops and an office often becomes a battle ground for the thermostat. This article looks at the main questions associate d with… Continue reading Temperature in the Workplace

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Accident · HASAW · Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 · Health and Safety Training

DON’T PANIC! – what to do when an accident occurs at work

DON’T PANIC! The comforting words written on the cover of the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and immortalised by Corporal Jones in Dad’s Army. Humorous words that are more than apt if you are involved in an incident/accident at work. For the purposes of this article, I will be using the following definitions (other definitions… Continue reading DON’T PANIC! – what to do when an accident occurs at work

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Fire Safety

ITS HOT IN HERE! – a guide to fire safety in the workplace

Is it me?  Or is it hot in here?  Can you smell burning?  Oh that’s the fire alarm should we evacuate? People hearing the fire alarm and staying in their offices and work areas as they think it is false alarm. These are just some of the comments/ actions that have been seen before the… Continue reading ITS HOT IN HERE! – a guide to fire safety in the workplace

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HASAW · Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 · Health and Safety Regulations

40 Years of the Health and Safety at Work Act: 1974-2014

2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the Health and Safety at Work Act which, whilst frequently misunderstood and misinterpreted, has protected millions of British workers and made for huge reductions in charted numbers of occupational death, serious injury and ill-health reported the world over. Here in the UK, in 1974, the number of workplace fatalities recorded stood at 651. Latest… Continue reading 40 Years of the Health and Safety at Work Act: 1974-2014

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