Tag Archives: health and safety

Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Campaigns

The HSE periodically undertake campaigns for various topics. A recent campaign was to look into occupational ill health issues, particularly those caused by silica dust. Crystalline silica is a basic component of soil, sand, granite and many other minerals, Quartz being the most common form of crystalline silica. Regularly breathing construction dust can cause diseases […]

Health and Safety Responsibilities for Selfbuilders

  Self-building a new home or extension can be an exciting and rewarding process. It gives a self-builder the opportunity to create a customised space from start to finish. Self-build homes can be environmentally friendly, often have innovative designs and may cost less than standard housing. However, construction is one of the most dangerous sectors […]

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Health and safety files gathering dust on a shelf. Latest updates shoved inside the front cover waiting to be properly filed. Pocket files for staff stuffed full of old contracts, job descriptions and appraisals. Separate diary notes to remind when the next fire alarm, PAT test or appraisal is due. Recognise any of these? Wouldn’t […]

HSE Priorities for the construction sector

HSE inspectors have been visiting construction sites throughout the country over the past few weeks. In fact recently a third of all construction sites visited by the HSE in Wales fell short of the expected H&S Standards. Of the 224 sites across the country visited by inspectors, 69 failed health and safety checks. Inspectors handed […]

Solicitors: Are you a COFA?

Just a thought…are you a COFA?Did you realise the responsibility of a COFA exists to ensure the practice complies with its obligations under Health & Safety regulations? READ MOREWhilst the risk of injury in an office based environment is generally quite low, it is worth reflecting on the importance of having a robust fire risk […]