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Coronavirus – Controls you should apply if your business is still open

Coronavirus has, of course, been the main topic of discussion around the world over the last few weeks. Especially now that many businesses are forced to close, and we are in virtual shut down.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus has, been a talking point over the last couple of weeks and we've been asked questions about it recently e.g. the need or not to wear masks

Accidents and Incidents.

All accidents and incidents, no matter how minor, need to be investigated to some degree to ensure that it can be assured that they are less likely to reoccur in the future and to assist in the monitoring of the health and safety management system.

Modern Slavery

Those kept in modern slavery are essentially ‘owned’ by their employers and are controlled through a variety of means including enormous debts that victims will never be able to pay off, and threats of harm to themselves, or their families, if they do try to leave.

Gas safety: What you need to consider.

Natural gas and LPG (liquid petroleum gas) are commonly used as fuels for heating, cooking, cutting, welding and often in the processing of products. While the majority of us will use gas in some form every day of our personal and professional lives, far too many are unaware of how dangerous it can be if not handled correctly.

Fatigue in the workforce

Fatigue is common amongst the population, but particularly among those working abnormal hours, and can arise from excessive working time or poorly designed shift patterns. It is also related to workload, in that workers are more easily fatigued if their work is machine-paced, complex or monotonous.

Some Health & Safety Q&As

For a change this week. I thought that I might run a Health & Safety Q&A covering some of the questions that we, and other safety professionals get asked.

Noise in the Workplace

23,000 workers reported hearing problems between 2015/16 and 2017/18 (HSE Statistics). Noise can also be a safety hazard, interfering with communication and making warnings harder to hear and is often cited in stress complaints as a health and safety issue.

Working at Height

Latest statistics from the HSE reveal that, although falls from height are reducing, they are still one of the most common causes of injuries to employees and account for 29% of fatalities in the workplace.

Home Working

Approximately 4.3 Million employees consider home as their work base and 34% of employees work at home as part of their work.Also, just over half of homeworkers in 2018 were women (54%).