At the start of this New Year, it is a sad fact that COVID-19 is still with us, and we are now in the shadow of the omicron variant wave of infections. As an employer, you should consider multiple layers of protection for your workers rather than relying on a single strategy. The concept is

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The HSE has recently reminded employers about the importance of ventilation in the workplace. It is an appropriate time to remind ourselves of some of the basic rules. In practical terms, you should consider the following issues: People should work from home if they can You should review and update your COVID-19 Risk Assessment. This

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Looking forward to the new year, we at LRB Consulting are looking forward to holding multiple open courses! 19 January 2022 – Open Health and Safety in the Workplace – Level 2 17 February 2022 – Open Emergency First Aid at Work If you, or any of your employees, would like to book either of

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Earlier this year, the HSE announced that it would be targeting organisations that use metalworking fluid (MWF) for inspection. Although this case predates the recent round of enforcement visits, it does support the narrative. Lantern Engineering Ltd was sentenced for health breaches after workers were exposed to metalworking fluid (MWF). MWF is hazardous to health,

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Two men died when their car was hit by a 30-tonne HGV with faulty brakes – transport boss been jailed for 15 years and a driver sentenced to six years  Michael Holgate was convicted of gross negligence manslaughter after one of his lorries lost control and smashed through the central barrier of a motorway, hitting another

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This summer has been one of the hottest, with some new records being set across the UK. The TUC is calling for a legal duty on employers to protect workers from heat-related risk after the Met Office issued its first-ever extreme heat warning in July 2021. Mika Minio-Paluello (who is the Policy Officer for Climate

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Death of a Driver Whilst standing on open ground at the rear of the trailer of his articulated vehicle, the driver KA was struck by a wheeled shovel loader operating in the yard at their Auchinleck premises in Scotland, Ayr Sheriff Court heard. Failure to Assess the Risks and to implement Control Measures The investigation

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