Latest Health and Safety News
News, views and stories of interest which may help you in your Health and Safety strategy. The archive section is always open to view stories you might have missed. Below is a list of all our current news items, or you can view our past stories by going to our archive section.
Submitted on 30 Oct 2018
The Hidden Costs of Accidents
If the number of reported no-fatal and fatal injuries and incidences of work-related ill-health are in decline then why have costs to business risen so significantly? ... read more »
Submitted on 18 Sep 2018
Protecting Staff from Workplace Diseases
One person dies of a work-related cancer every hour in the UK - from diseases that are largely predictable and preventable!
So, what action can you take to stop these killer diseases blighting the health of your staff? ... read more »
Submitted on 16 Aug 2018
Safeguarding your Building
If you are responsible for property, whether occupied by your own business or by someone else, here are some fundamental things to get right to improve the safeguarding of your building. ... read more »
Submitted on 30 Jul 2018
Keeping your Cool in a Heatwave!
The current heatwave presents major risks to workers.
So it's essential to ensure that adequate provision has been made to protect staff and to check that what is already in place, is working. ... read more »
Submitted on 3 Jul 2018
Protecting against the threats of Fire & Water
Recently the news has been dominated by stories of tragic deaths caused by Fire and Water (i.e. Legionnaire's disease), much of the focus being on - why did these deaths occur when they were actually avoidable? ... read more »
Submitted on 8 Jun 2018
Enjoy your risk-free Fun Day!
So you’re planning a works Family Day and hoping that the sun will shine.
But, while you can’t control the weather, you can ensure planned activities are safe - and that people will be able to enjoy a risk-free day! ... read more »
Submitted on 18 Apr 2018
How the Feel-good Factor can make for Better Business
We all know that a happy and healthy workforce means better business.
But, as an Employer, how can you encourage and support the wellbeing of your staff?
... read more »
Submitted on 21 Mar 2018
Focus on Fire
Fire can be a major cause of loss to an organisation and could be its biggest risk.
And in this unseasonal bout of cold weather, risks from fire can be even greater. ... read more »
Submitted on 22 Feb 2018
Top prosecutions in 2017 - the cost of getting it wrong!
It is now 2 years since the introduction of the new sentencing guidelines and the tougher penalties for health and safety and corporate manslaughter offences.
Since its arrival the number and size of fines has gone through the roof!
... read more »
Submitted on 16 Jan 2018
From Revolution to Evolution – a century of changing attitudes to H&S
From the Red Revolution to current day – how have our attitudes to Health and Safety changed? And what impact will the H&S issues of tomorrow’s working world have on your business? ... read more »