The Fire Safety Order 2005 also requires the responsible person to appoint a competent person to assist in the preventative and protective measures, and that person is the fire warden. So, the fire warden is the Competent person who assists the responsible person.
Safe lab practices are beneficial in any research laboratory. The researchers have to keep themselves and other persons safe when they are in the laboratory environment. Any mistake in not maintaining safe lab practice could have a terrible impact on people and may be fatal
Health and safety policy is an important document that all organisations should comply with in fulfilment of the occupational health and safety management system requirements. the ISO 45001:2018 Standard.
According to the ISO 45001: 2018, occupational health and safety management standard, the organisation should create, maintain and implement a health and safety policy. And the health and safety policy has to be communicated to workers in the workplace.
What does it mean to have safe places of work? According to the law in most countries of the world, employers have the responsibility to provide safe places of work. The legal requirements expect the employer to maintain this aspect in their workplace. Also, C155,… Read More »What does it mean to have safe places of work?
On August 2021, A 55-year-old operator working a night shift with a manufacturing company called Alpha Solway Limited lost parts of his two fingers when his hand got caught in a facemask-producing machine. What leads to the loss of fingers? The Operator spotted a problem… Read More »Company fined after worker loses parts of fingers
A farmer, Mr Richard Palfrey hired two teenage workers, 19 and 16 years old to work on his farm. The work is to move material with a dumper as part of improvement works at Upper Kingswells farm in the village of long down in Exeter. While Operating the dumper, it overturned on a steep incline. The 19-year-old ended up in an intensive care.
the HSE found out that the company do not comply with the minimum requirements of welfare facility arrangements; the toilet provided was not flushable and was in a room without a door or window coverings
On 31 August 2021, Renka Limited workers began the installation of a roof light in a house in Frodsham, Cheshire. They were to use a tower scaffold for the job.
The health and safety executive (HSE)UK was on November 2022, released its annual health and safety statistics on work-related ill health and workplace injuries. Health and safety executives (HSE) are the workplace regulator in Britain with the responsibility of supervising, monitoring and inspecting workplaces to… Read More »HSE publishes annual work-related ill-health and injury statistics for 2021/22
On 28 July 2020, During the work activities, 20-year-old Shannon Brasier was working with a colleague to load a fuel hose into the rear compartment of a 21-tonne excavator,
While at that, the excavator moved around and crushed her between the excavator and the Mobile fuel tank.
A company was fined £800,000 after a worker suffers injuries at a chocolate factory on Rowan Drive, Fawdon, Newcastle upon Tyne.
An employer, Bernard Mathews foods LTD has been fined £400000 following two separate incidents involving two employees leading to injuries. On 28 January 2020, An employee, Mr Colin Frewin, was assigned to clean a large screw conveyor used to move poultry turkeys along to chill… Read More »Two separate incidences resulted in £400000 fines after health and safety breaches.
ISO project committee developed ISO 45001 and published it on March 12, 2018. Since then, many organisations have been certified by it. OHSAS 18001 has been since 1999. And it is an occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS). They’re a lot of differences between… Read More »What is the difference between ISO 45001 and OHSAS 18001?
Building firm fined after workers were put at risk during warehouse renovation, and for breaching Prohibition Notice
A building firm has been fined after putting workers working at height at risk during the refurbishment of a former warehouse building in London and for breaching a Prohibition Notice. Shiva Ltd, a property investment company, and a building firm were working on a renovation… Read More »Building firm fined after workers were put at risk during warehouse renovation, and for breaching Prohibition Notice
HSE Health and Work conference 2022. The health and Safety Executive HSE of the UK announced that this year’s Health and Work conference will take place on 15 November 2022. The health and work conference is part of the HSE approach to promoting better prevention,… Read More »Register for HSE Health and Work conference 2022.
A health and safety professional must have come across these documents (HSE plan and HSE manual) in their delivery. The acronym HSE means health, safety and environment. In some places, the two documents are often used interchangeably against the other, though there are a lot… Read More »What is the difference between the HSE manual and the HSE plan?