Spotlight On: Hand-Arm Vibration In June, national bus and coach builder Alexander Dennis Ltd. was fined after they ignored numerous warnings about the dangers that the overuse of hand-held power tools posed to their workers’ health. In this article, we’re going to put the spotlight on hand-arm vibration in the workplace, and the risks associated

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Driving Licence Changes are upon us. The paper counterpart to the driving licence was introduced in 1998 to display information that could not fit on the photo-card driving licence.  This includes information about penalty point as well as about provisional vehicle entitlements. As of early June 2015, it has been abolished. DVLA have stopped issuing the

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Buy Quiet (Noise at Work) Buy Quiet is an HSE initiative, aimed at reducing noise in the workplace, and managing the risks posed by noise at work. Exposure to noise at work has been a concern for many years, and whilst there has been success in reducing workplace noise exposures, there are still some industries

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Occupational Disease The term ‘occupational disease’ covers a wide range of diseases that are linked with occupational exposure to specific hazards. In this spotlight article, we’re looking at some of the focus areas in occupational disease.

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Noise at work Noise at work is an important area of focus for health and safety. Excessive noise at work can cause health conditions and seriously affect peoples’ way of life. It is, therefore, important for employers to seriously consider the effect of excessive noise in the workplace, and take steps to prevent their employees. 

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Stars of Health and Safety interview with Mike Ellerby Our director, Mike Ellerby, was recently interviewed by the Health and Safety Works blog for their feature ‘Stars of Health and Safety’. This Q&A feature regularly looks at ‘the movers and shakers in the Health and Safety landscape’, and approached Mike to get his views on

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The History of RoSPA This week, we’ve put the spotlight on RoSPA – the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents. RoSPA are an important organisation in the world of health and safety. They carry out impressive work in a wide variety of areas, all working towards their mission to save lives and reduce injuries.

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The HSL’s GRIP Scheme We come across slips, trips, and falls more often than we’d like to. Infact, they remain the most common cause of major injuries to employees. This got us looking at the HSL’s GRIP Scheme, and how this might help reduce the number of incidents. We thought we’d share what we found

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