Menu

Health and Safety News

Occupational health and safety news and guidance

Blog posts : "risk"

The dangers of welding and how to protect against them

11-05-2016

Photo shows a worker welding wearing personal protective equipmentWhether you're a skilled professional who's been using welding machinery since you were knee high to a grasshopper, or a clueless newbie picking up a welder for the first time for a spot of ambitious DIY, welding can be hazardous.

Combining heat, flame, light, dust and noise, there is a lot which…

Read more

Do I have to PAT test?

22-10-2012

Do I have to PAT test?

Do I have to PAT test? How often should I PAT test? How do I know that my portable electrical appliances are safe?

These questions are examples of what I’m regularly asked by managers / business owners who are concerned with regulatory compliance or just want to be sure the electrical applia…

Read more

The types and importance of warning signs

19-06-2012

The black and yellow warning signs that we see displayed in different places play an important role in our lives. They protect us from many potentially hazardous situations.

Regardless of the hazardous place, it is always the responsibility of someone to warn all parties concerned about the hazard…

Read more

The importance of choosing the correct PPE (personal protective equipment) for environmental protection

06-06-2012

Photo shows a worker wearing personal protective equipmentWorkers wear personal protective equipment (PPE) to reduce their exposure to various occupational hazards. This includes such items as full body suits, work trousers, aprons, gloves, and foot, head and eye protection. Its use is one component of a safety program using a number of techniques to ensur…

Read more

OiRA - Online interactive Risk Assessment project

06-09-2011

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) will launch OiRA at the XIX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work in Istanbul between 11 and 15 September 2011.

The OiRA project is a multinational, collaborative endeavour to develop easy-to-use and cost-free web tools aimed at mic…

Read more

Workplace health and safety – how to make a complaint

03-05-2011

If anyone considers that their employer (or someone else’s) work activity is putting their safety at risk or damaging their health, then concerns should be raised with that employer or person. If no improvement is made and their safety or health continues to be at risk, then this can be reported to…

Read more

Property company ignored order to keep workers safe

24-01-2011

A property company in Aberystwyth was summoned to court after putting its workers at risk and then ignoring an order to improve safety.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) issued a prohibition noticed to Merlin Homes (Wales) Ltd on 12 February 2010 to stop work behind their development at Parc Y B…

Read more

Speech to Devonport Dockyard

28-07-2010

Judith Hackitt CBE, Chair of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) delivered a speech on the progress of health and safety whilst visiting Devonport Dockyard recently.

She pointed out that "Britain has a good record. We're a leader in health and safety...other countries look to us for leadership…

Read more

Health and Safety News - 6 April 2010

06-04-2010

Take a risk - it's good for your health

Judith Hackitt (Chair of the Health and Safety Executive) talks to the Manchester Evening News about risks, conkers and other myths.

Contractor fined following incident at sewage works

A construction company was prosecuted after an incident which saw …

Read more

9 Blog Posts