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Newsletters

Here is a list of our latest newsletters.

For previous newsletters please visit our archive page.

What do you really need to know about DSE?

DSE stands for Display Screen Equipment. Set out in the 1992 DSE health and safety regulations, the assessments are put into place to protect employees working with laptops, alphanumeric or graphic display screens, touch screens and other similar devices

Is Health Surveillance required in your workplace?

Health surveillance is a system of ongoing health checks. These health checks may be required by law for employees who are exposed to noise or vibration, ionising radiation, solvents, fumes, dusts, biological agents and other substances hazardous to health, or work in compressed air.

Health & Safety Training – the 5 key benefits

Legislation requires every employer to provide whatever information, instruction, training and supervision is necessary to ensure the avoidance of accidents or long-term effects to employee health.

Safety at Summer Events

Summer events can involve significant risks in challenging environments. The construction, occupation and dismantling of facilities within compressed timescales come with significant risks which need to be managed.

Your Carbon Footprint

A company’s Carbon Footprint, Global Warming and environmental issues all come under the umbrella of ‘Safety, Health and Environment’

Preventing slips and trips at work

Slips and trips are the most common cause of injury at work. On average, they cause 40 per cent of all reported major injuries and can also lead to other types of serious accidents, for example falls from height.

Workplace Equipment

‘Work equipment’ can cover almost any equipment used by a worker at work, including circular saws and drilling machines and hand tools

Vulnerable Workers: Advice for employers.

Last week I wrote about your duties towards New and Expectant Mothers. This has raised questions about which other workers require employers to consider an enhanced level of responsibility to ensure their health and safety.

New and Expectant Mothers: What business owners and directors need to know

Each year more mothers are going back to work after having a baby. In 2017 there were 4.9 million mothers with dependent children in work, which is an increase of about one third from 3.67 million in 1996.

Vibration – What you should know.

Vibration affects the human body either through the hands and arms - Hand Arm Vibration (HAV) or through the legs and buttocks - Whole Body Vibration (WBV).