Jul

24

Health And Safety Concerns In The Workplace Carry Big Risks

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Health and safety in the workplace is absolutely vital and firms of all shapes and sizes have to comply with the laws and regulations surrounding health and safety. While some people moan about health and safety going too far and negatively impacting on the work that a firm provides, there is no denying that it is vital that firms implement these rules and regulations. Employees have the right to work safely without exposing themselves to risk or injury which could impact on their life and ability to earn an income. One firm that has failed to meet the required health and safety standards expected of them are Alexander Dennis, a [...]

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Jul

15

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Fire Safety In The Workplace

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It’ll never happen to us, right? That’s what everyone thinks, disasters and tragedy are the kind of things that only occur in the peripheries of our lives. Whilst we’re walking around unaffected it is easy to imagine that we’ll never become a victim to such bad luck. Still, dozens of buildings suffer from fire-related disasters each year and whilst a large percentage of commercial and industrial buildings are victim to night time fires, this isn’t always the case. There have been numerous occasions where fires have begun in a building full of workers and customers, and when this happens it is crucial that the fire regulations that so often seem [...]

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May

18

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Why managers need to care about health and safety

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Managers have a whole range of responsibilities, but one of the most important of these is protecting the health and well being of their personnel, as well as anyone else who may be affected by the actions of their companies. Bosses who choose to shirk their safety responsibilities are simply storing up trouble for the future, and here’s why. The law Under UK laws, firms are required to take health and safety seriously. As it states on the website of safety training specialists http://www.sheilds.org/, employers have the primary responsibility for risk control in the workplace and they must do whatever is reasonably practicable in order to manage dangers. Those organisations [...]

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Mar

05

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Tips for complying with health and safety policies and procedures

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All employers have responsibilities under the law to protect their workers from risks that may arise to their health and well being. Getting to grips with these policies and procedures can seem like a daunting task, but as long as you follow certain principles, you shouldn’t struggle to meet your obligations. Here are some simple tips to help you stay on the right side of the law. Understand the regulations First and foremost, it helps if you have some understanding of where these rules come from and what they aim to achieve. The basis of health and safety laws in the UK is the Health and Safety at Work etc [...]

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