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Break free from the status quo! Transform your risk assessments with RiskPal

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Time and again, Health and Safety professionals tell us the most common problems they face with risk assessment are: Receiving outdated, irrelevant or copied contentWasting time reformatting or updating unwieldy templates Chasing input and approval from managementAn inability to extract valuable health and safety dataMissing oversight of all risk assessment documentation Sound familiar? You are not…

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Protecting lone workers – is your manufacturing process up to scratch?

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Across many manufacturing and production sites there is often a need for employees to work alone. For instance, in the automotive sector, the spray painting of cars during some manufacturing can be supported by a lone worker – as the car travels over a conveyor belt during production it is spray painted by machines and…

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Occupational Safety & Health Forum is the only event you need next year

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There’s a free place waiting for you at this January’s Occupational Safety & Health Forum – make sure you claim it today! Tuesday 31st January 2023 Radisson Blu Hotel, London Stansted Your place is entirely free and we will build you an itinerary of meetings with suppliers who could potentially support you with your health…

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These are the 7 most dangerous industries in the UK…

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JMW Solicitors has explored and ranked the UK’s most injury-causing industries, using the latest data from the government agency Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to share insight into the factors influencing a high rate of injuries. Richard Powell, Head of Personal Injury at JMW Solicitors, explains the greatest risks of injury within each industry and…

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DOWNLOAD: The StaySafe Lone Worker Landscape Report

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Are you confident you’re taking your lone worker safety seriously enough? StaySafe’s latest comprehensive investigation into lone worker safety reveals that nearly a quarter of lone workers feel unsafe at least once a year, with employers often over-estimating the effectiveness of their safety messaging, procedures and training.  Download the report here Lone working is a…

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Robens will still matter over the next 50 years, says HSE Director

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Lord Alfred Robens (pictured) was a prominent post-war industrialist. In 1969, three years after the Aberfan disaster, Robens was selected to chair a committee on workplace health and safety. The Robens Report of July 1972 led to the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, paving the way for the creation of Health and…

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Employers need to be disability confident, as reporting likely to become mandatory

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Employers currently voluntarily report information on disability, mental health and wellbeing in the workplace – however the Government has consulted on making this mandatory, with the outcome due imminently. Employers need to be ready for this change, and play their part in closing the disability employment gap within their own business, says GRiD, the industry…

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Do you specialise in Fire Saefty Management? We want to hear from you!

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Each month on Health & Safety Briefing we’re shining the spotlight on a different part of the health & safety market – and in August we’ll be focussing on Fire Safety Management. It’s all part of our ‘Recommended’ editorial feature, designed to help health & safety buyers find the best products and services available today. So,…

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123 workers killed in work-related accidents in 2021/22 

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A hundred and twenty-three workers were killed in work-related accidents in Great Britain in the last year, according to figures published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The annual data release covers the period from April 2021 to March 2022, during which time most pandemic restrictions were lifted and the economy began returning to…

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Carlsberg fined £3m following 2016 ammonia gas leak

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Carlsberg has been fined £3 million after a contractor died and another was seriously injured following an ammonia gas leak at one of its breweries. The incident happened at Carlsberg’s site in Northampton. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found Carlsberg hadn’t put proper controls in place. Father-of-two David Chandler, 45, was…

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