Face Fit Testing of RPE (Respiratory Protective Equipment) Respiratory Protective Equipment (or RPE) is used to protect wearers from exposure to a range of chemicals, solvents, dust, fibres, etc.  It is often a protective measure that is identified in the risk assessment. The RPE must be able to provide adequate protection for individual wearers (otherwise

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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has warned employers that it will issue enforcement notices to companies not complying with Public Health England’s guidance to limit the spread of coronavirus. HSE said it would consider “a range of actions” from providing specific advice to prohibition notices if employers – including construction firms – did not

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This is an extremely worrying time for firms and workers. We know many workers, union reps and employers have questions and concerns about safe working – especially for those continuing to work away from home. This joint statement between the Health and Safety Executive, the TUC and the CBI is intended to clarify the position.

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I was asked recently: ”Where do I stand concerning statutory inspections such as my LOLER inspections for the forklift trucks? At the moment, all of my forklift trucks are running and are within date. Soon, the checks and inspections will fall due for some of my FLTs. What can I do about this?” Unsurprisingly, the answer

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Health & Safety matters for homeworking As the employer, you still have a duty to ensure the health, safety and well-being of employees while working from home. There is also a legal obligation to assess risks for those who use display screen equipment (DSE) which will include: Computers laptops, mobile devices, etc. Where a risk

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Following a recent Webinar on Mental Health (focussing mainly on those working from home in the current UK Lockdown), we have made available a list of many of the websites and charities offering mental health. Click on Useful Websites for Information about Mental Health or the picture to access this list We are repeating this Mental Health

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How to survive working from home I asked my team of Consultants for some ideas for blogs and the Newsletter. Philippa, the newest member of the group submitted this article Working from home – an exciting concept and something that always sounds way better than it is. Like travelling for work or working abroad. The

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