Safety Smart: Monthly Update October 2020

9th November 2020 Posted in Blogs

As COVID-19 remains ever-present in our lives, Mates in Mind are an organisation providing support to workforces with their mental wellbeing, especially those who are working remotely during the pandemic.  

We’ve also been taking a look at RIDDOR reporting during COVID-19, sharing useful advice from HSE on whether or not you need to report cases amongst your workforce. 

Whilst industry events remain virtual for now there’s still plenty to choose from including SHP Webinars covering topics including wellness in the workforce, risk assessments and much more, places can be booked here.  

This month’s’ case study focuses on two breaches of health & safety regulations in the same month resulting in a hefty fine for the organisation in question. \

We also shared some information on our Face Fit Testing, to assist in ensuring respiratory equipment offers the right protection to the wearer. If you’re working anywhere where respiratory equipment is used then a face fit is essential – Find out more here 

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From Twitter

Joinery firm fined after failings

A joinery firm in south east London has been fined £14,000 for health and safety failings, including putting its workers at risk of exposure to wood dust.

NEWS: Birmingham City Council to cut all funding to the cultural sector.

Give it a few years and British culture will be represented solely by four films about each one of the Beatles.

What a country.

Company and director sued after scaffolder receives electric shock

A Kent scaffolding company has been fined and its director given a suspended prison sentence after a scaffolder suffered an 11,000-volt electric shock.

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