I do love my job, though it is not easy. I love dealing with a range of people, premises, problems, etc. Today’s gem: Invasion of the external areas of a business by a badger. Lot’s to look into, including the protected status of Badgers and setts; (limited) actions that can be taken; allaying staff concerns

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Introduction We are now quite a few on from its debut, and not all organisations have come to terms with the implications of the Work at Heights Regulations 2005 on their work activities.  Many organisations initially viewed the Work at Heights Regulations 2005 as construction related legislation, but the regulations apply to all working at

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Work at height can be very dangerous. As a result, the work needs to be planned and suitable control measures put in place to avoid what can only be termed as “wholly avoidable accidents” Two contractors have been fined after a worker suffers a fatal injury following a fragile roof fall during construction work. Wolverhampton

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Over the next few weeks, HSE inspectors will be focussing some of their time and effort on construction, woodworking and food manufacturing where occupational lung diseases, including in some cases occupational cancers, are more common. They will be asking what measures have been put in place to protect workers’ lungs from the likes of asbestos,

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The legal responsibility (and thus the accountability) for Health and Safety lies with the employer. So, in different types of schools: who is the employer? This will depend on the category of school.  In England, the Local Authority is the employer in: Community schools, community special schools, voluntary controlled schools, maintained nursery schools and pupil

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We are arriving at the time of year when schools have established plans for works to be carried out on site. This could be small or large construction projects, electrical work or estate maintenance. It’s important that schools consider the needs of DBS and ensure that all contractors have the correct type of DBS before

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We offer some advice and tips to avoid risky school trips, and we start by asking a couple of simple questions: Who needs to be involved with the risk assessment? Should parents see the risk assessment? It’s important where possible to bring classroom subjects alive. This may involve trips. To do this the school needs

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