Safety Smart: Monthly Update January 2021

15th January 2021 Posted in Blogs

We’re in yet another national lockdown and employees across the UK are once more are working from home – that’s if they ever stopped of course! but with many businesses having no formal plans to return to the office post lockdown it’s time to review home working practices and ensure employees are working safely. Read More Here

With a national lockdown announced in the first week of January 2021, the government has released new rules for safe working for anyone who runs or works in outdoor environments. Read The Updated Guidance

Whilst many employees work from home during the latest lockdown, construction is open for business as usual. IOSH has a range of resources focused on keeping your workers safe, reducing infection and complying with government guidelines.  Read More 

A roofing contractor has been fined after a health and safety inspector came across two workers jet washing a steeply pitched roof on a house without adequate protection Read More 

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Occupational skin cancer is on the rise with two out of three workers unaware they are at risk of skin cancer resulting in many not applying adequate protection whilst working outdoors.

This is the Birmingham I actually live in. This is my real experience, shame a bunch of aggressive divisive idiots sullied it for a while, off they pop.

This is the reality of what women in public service regularly face and will remain to face in our future unless we confront abusive men who feel they have a right to intimidate women. Bless that these men think they could shout Jess down ⬇️

Recycling company fined after workers exposed to wood dust

A wood recycling company has been fined after the long-term health of workers was put in danger due to excessive exposure to the dust their work created.

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