The Business Law firm DWF has revealed figures from its recent Freedom of Information request for “Fee for Intervention” figures from the HSE. These figures relate to the third batch of invoices issues by the HSE in relation to fees for intervention scheme (FFI). These figures for February and March 2013 show that the figure

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  Slips, trips and falls are a very common cause of injury in the workplace and in public places. The picture shows an area of paving that has been damaged by vehicles. This is an area that is walked over by lots of members of the public, including a high percentage of older people (more

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  Local Authorities operate schemes to provide information to customers of food businesses to enable them to make informed choices about the places where they eat out or purchase food from. The Local Authority Enforcement Officers (Environmental Health Officers, or EHO) are responsible for inspecting food businesses. This is to ensure that they meet the

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I introduced the concept of Passive Fire Protection in a previous Blog article that can be found by following this link. In this short article, there are some brief descriptions of some of the terms that are commonly used when discussing or describing Passive Fire Protection. Fire-resisting structures Many premises are divided into different areas

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An article about Health and Safety published in the Guardian on 05 September 2013 makes very interesting reading. The article centres on the dim view taken by the authors over the government making “False Claims over Health and Safety”. The article also points out that “The government will best protect people in workplaces by effective

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HSE Campaign: Safer sites – targeted inspection initiative September 2013 HSE Construction Inspectors have been carrying out a major inspection and enforcement initiative during September 2013, targeting the refurbishment sector. They have revealed that they have visited over 1000 sites so far and inspected 1500 contractors. They have also revealed that they have found “material breaches” at

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The following is taken from the foreword HSE Construction Divisions Plan for 2012/13: “Despite the economic downturn the construction industry remains one of the largest in Great Britain, bringing employment to around two million people; but it remains extremely hazardous. The characteristics of the industry and the challenges it creates in tackling health and safety

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