Many businesses hire contractors or consultants to help manage their health and safety, but this could now become a grey area with regards to IR35.
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Entries by Neil Chambers
It takes time and effort to manage health and safety. Even big companies get it wrong.
Has your business put a strategy in place to deal with the mental health of your staff?
Distancing in businesses is something health and safety managers have had to consider long before Covid-19.
If something was to go wrong and the safety instructions hadn’t been properly understood and followed then a business owner could be made accountable.
The director of a London scaffolding firm has been handed a prison sentence after one of his employees died from head injuries following the collapse of the structure he was working on.
Businesses have a responsibility to make all of their premises safe. But so often simple measures are overlooked.
Whether it’s getting ready for the cold months or preparing for when lockdown ends, thinking ahead is vital for good health and safety.
Sky Blue Safety, a Northamptonshire based Health & Safety Advisor, has launched a new Recruitment Service to help local and national businesses.
Did you know that CDM regulations apply to your window cleaner?
The fining of a supermarket for providing unsafe equipment and breaching a prohibition notice highlights the importance of health and safety practices.
Earlier this month owners of a Birmingham banqueting suite and the builder who installed it have been prosecuted following a ceiling collapse during a school event.
A guide to the CDM regulations from Sky Blue Safety.
Health and safety should be a key component to every stage of the organisation of your business.
The majority (70 to 80%) of businesses do not recover from a potential disaster. How can you plan to be one of the businesses which do survive?
You have a moral and legal responsibility to care for those people who make your business successful as discussed in this article.
Shouldn’t we all be looking at climate change within our own businesses – specifically the climate of Health & Safety
Are you carrying out weekly fire alarm testing?
The last two fire risk assessments we carried out on new office fit outs found breaches between compartments. This article explains more.
Construction and Maintenance work, what are your client responsibilities under CDM 2015?
A fire door retainer and release acoustic unit is a useful way to overcome the issue of wedged open fire doors..
The Fixed Wire Test highlights the condition of electrical wire installations, and is essential for Fire Risk Assessments
With manual handling, never forget your TILE the most useful acronym to always consider before any manual handling task is undertaken.
When we carry out a risk assessment we need to remember that everyone’s perception is different. We can’t rely on common sense as a reliable control measure.
On the way back from a client visit I noticed a postman delivering post wearing shorts, you may ask if there is anything wrong with this, what we need to consider at the time the temperature gauge on the car showed 0 degrees Celsius and was lightly snowing.
Modern technology can lead to employees “working” 24-7. But are they being effective or just building up stress? Read more here
A PEEP is an assessment of an individual who through a disability or health condition may have difficulties evacuating in the event of an emergency.
As a business, the management of facilities and buildings will be important to you. Should you do this yourself or do you need help? Read more in this article.
How to better manage absenteeism and presenteeism
Do you know how to safely manage the supply of hot water in your business?
We may often hear the phrase health and safety culture, what actually is it, can often be the question?
Now spring finally seems to have sprung, we now need to start considering employees working outside in the sunshine and hot weather.
A common question often asked is when does the accident book need to be completed?
Lots of companies have it carried out on an annual basis. But is this the correct interval? Read more here.
As with any piece of work equipment employees must be trained, forklift training should include three elements. Read more here.
Are you aware when the Construction Design Management Regulations were updated in 2015 it was confirmed would also apply to the construction of exhibition stands and theatre sets?
Have you every considered the decibel level the bongs of Big Ben generate? 118 decibels – similar to a jet plane taking off.
What noise risks are involved in your business?
After carrying out a recent fire risk assessment on some offices it raised the question do people have the correct fire extinguishers in place.
Do you know what type your office needs?
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