WHO’s standard recommendations for the general public to reduce exposure to and transmission of a range of illnesses are as follows, which include hand and respiratory hygiene, and safe food practices: Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water; When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – throw

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We are now in a transition period until 31 December 2020, while negotiations with the EU take place about the future relationship. During this transition period, your duty to manage risk in the workplace will not change. Good health and safety is good for business, and it is essential that organisations manage risk well and

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Too many avoidable serious injuries happen as a result of falls from height. These injuries are often a result of poor planning, lack of risk assessment, lack of control of the workplace, poor practices, poor supervision, poor management, lack of thought, and sundry other management issues. A shipping company was fined for safety breaches after a

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The government have announced that a new regulator, as part of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will have oversight of the design, construction and occupation of high-risk buildings. Dame Judith Hackitt will chair a board to oversee the transition. The Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick said: The government is committed to bringing about the biggest change

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Cambridge Crown Court heard that in February 2016, the 48-year-old teacher was on a trip to the UK, bringing students to the college from Italy. Whilst at the front of St Andrew’s College (Station Road, Cambridge) the driver reversed over the teacher, only stopping his delivery vehicle after members of the public alerted him. The

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It may be tempting to try and cover things things up when something goes wrong. Don’t do it. At the least, the Company (and yourself) will fail to learn the necessary lessons, and in the worst case your actions may result in a prison sentence. This is yet another example of work at height not

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In his first annual assessment of fire and rescue services in England, Her Majesty’s Chief inspector of Fire and Rescue Services Sir Thomas Winsor acknowledges the strong commitment from firefighters to protect the communities they serve. The sector’s greatest strength is in how it responds to emergencies, with demonstration of a number of life-saving initiatives

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Another case of an avoidable fall from height incident leading to serious injury. A company providing a range of airline ground support services has been fined after an employee fell from a height of more than two metres and suffered skull fractures and brain injury Luton Magistrates’ Court heard that in December 2016 RS (of

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We are offering Free Defibrillator training to our neighbours on Fridays – Ask for Defib Friday. Defib Fridays is a regular event for the businesses in the Office Village, Loughborough. We can offer this to other businesses, but you need to come to us! When the new Defib Unit was provided in the Office Village,

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Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard that in June 2016, the fire started during a chemical dispensing operation in a warehouse in Pocklington. Heptane (which is a highly flammable liquid) was being decanted from a bulk storage container into 4-litre metal cans. The operator dropped the can he was filling, exited the warehouse quickly and raised the

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