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New app helps businesses deal with health and safety incidents Posted 12/11/2019

  A new app launched by Scottish legal firm Brodies is helping businesses deal with their health and safety obligations, and provides guidance when dealing with safety incidents.   Called Health and Safety by Brodies, the app has a checklist to help users with their first response following an incident.   Brodies health and safety expert Elena Spry said: “The UK has a well-established... Read the full article on New app helps businesses deal with health and safety incidents

Two out of five construction SMEs believe safety laws will weaken post-Brexit Posted 07/11/2019

  A survey by Constructaquote.com of small to medium size construction businesses found that 40% of them believe that construction site health and safety laws will be weaker if and when the UK exits... Read the full article on Two out of five construction SMEs believe safety laws will weaken post-Brexit

Amazon opens its doors to answer health and safety criticisms Posted 05/11/2019

  Online retail giant Amazon has opened its UK warehouses to the public, following criticisms about unsafe working conditions.   Reports in the press and complaints by unions of strenuous working... Read the full article on Amazon opens its doors to answer health and safety criticisms

British Safety Council urges employers to focus on workers’ mental health Posted 31/10/2019

  October 10th was World Mental Health Day and as part of this event, the British Safety Council called on government and businesses to tackle the issue of mental wellbeing in the workplace.   ... Read the full article on British Safety Council urges employers to focus on workers’ mental health

Rail sector looks at how to improve health and safety Posted 29/10/2019

  A November conference will be asked to focus on how to prevent accidents and illness in the rail industry.   The Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) Rail Industry Conference is... Read the full article on Rail sector looks at how to improve health and safety

New NEBOSH Certificate launched to improve health and safety Posted 24/10/2019

  The NEBOSH National and International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety has been updated.   The new syllabus to train for the certificate is now streamlined after input from... Read the full article on New NEBOSH Certificate launched to improve health and safety

New business standard aims to improve health and safety in the construction industry Posted 22/10/2019

  A new international business standard, ISO 45001, is helping to manage workers’ physical and mental wellbeing and is being embraced by the construction sector.   Safety has improved in the construction... Read the full article on New business standard aims to improve health and safety in the construction industry

Firefighters face cancer risk from contaminated clothing Posted 17/10/2019

  Research has found that firefighters face a high cancer risk due to contaminated clothing and equipment.   The UK’s chief fire officer, Chris Davies, has admitted that there is a high rate of... Read the full article on Firefighters face cancer risk from contaminated clothing

Job conditions affect health and safety, study shows Posted 15/10/2019

  Research at the University of Washington found that working conditions – including pay, hours, job security and flexibility – can affect workers’ health and safety.   A study by the University... Read the full article on Job conditions affect health and safety

Case shows homeowners can have health and safety responsibilities for builders Posted 10/10/2019

  Most homeowners when they hire a builder for repairs or renovations are not responsible for health and safety, but a recent case has highlighted that there are exceptions to this rule.   A homeowner... Read the full article on Case shows homeowners can have health and safety responsibilities for builders