Safety Smart: Monthly Update

13th December 2021 Posted in Blogs

New COVID19 Rules from Monday 13th December 2021

The rules surrounding COVID19, the workplace, hospitality venues and public spaces has changed. Find out what you need to know to keep yourself and your employees safe. 

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Ventilation at work during COVID19 

The law says employers must make sure there’s an adequate supply of fresh air (ventilation) in enclosed areas of the workplace. This has not changed during the pandemic. In particular, if yours is a workplace that cannot work from home then you need to familiarise yourself with these rules and ensure your site is compliant. 

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Managing Driver Eyesight

Understanding the conditions that cause eyesight to deteriorate is crucial for driver safety. How should OSH professionals manage driver eye health in the UK?

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Helping employees with addiction

Addiction in any form whether substance or behaviour related is often shrouded in secrecy and the person suffering from addiction may feel stigmatised, this is true within the workforce as in any area of life. This often leads to denial from both employees and employers about problems concerning alcohol and drug misuse within the workplace, as Rob Lloyd, Managing Director at Prevention Digital, explains.Read More 
Industry Case Studies

Company fined £130,000 after fatality at quarry

A company has been fined after an employee was struck by an excavator and fatally crushed.

Inverness Sheriff Court was told. Pawel Kocik was struck by a quick hitch on the dipper arm of an excavator and crushed between the quick hitch and side of the feed hopper of a mobile crusher.Read More 

Director sentenced for failing to comply with HSE enforcement notices

A director of a former car salvage company has been jailed for failing to comply with HSE enforcement notices served to protect the health and safety of workers in his workplace and visitors to the site.

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Contractor and security company fined after security guard dies of hypothermia at windfarm

Two companies have been fined following an incident where a security guard died after being found lying face down and hypothermic, in deep snow, at a remote hillside in Ayrshire.

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Construction company fined after injured worker loses sight

A Bradford-based construction company has been fined after an employee was injured at work leading to significant sight loss in his right eye.

 

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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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