Tag Archives: HSE

HSE Strategy for 2017

Often, if you get a visit from the dreaded HSE Inspector, you can be left feeling that they have focused on some strange things. These might seem completely arbitrary and not a reflection of the true hazards present in your business. Actually, the Inspector’s focus is anything but strange! Each year the HSE identifies a […]

The latest HSE Hot Topic!

Recently we have noticed an increase in requests from the HSE to see the written scheme of examination for pressure systems when carrying out their routine site visits. For example compressors, air receivers, etc. Under the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000, users and owners of pressure systems are required to demonstrate that they know the […]

Are you making your employees ill?

It is a very worrying statistic that for every 1 accident related fatality in construction, approximately 100 construction employees die from a work related cancer. In September and October 2014 the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) ran a campaign to improve health and safety on construction sites. HSE Inspectors were tasked with ensuring high-risk activities, […]

SAFER SITES: Targeted inspection initiative for Autumn 2014

From yesterday, 22 September 2014, HSE Inspectors will carry out unannounced visits to sites where refurbishment projects or repair works are underway.  Throughout the month long initiative, Inspectors will ensure high-risk activities, particularly those affecting the health of workers, are being properly managed. If unacceptable standards are found Inspectors will take immediate enforcement action. During inspections, […]

Level of injuries and ill-health in the food and drink sector revealed

Hundreds of workers in the UK food industry are likely to suffer an over-three-day accident during their working lifetime, according to the results of an annual survey on occupational injuries and ill health in the food and drink industry. The study reveals there were two deaths, 133 major injuries and 767 over-three-day injuries in the […]

Are you isolated at work? If yes, good

Especially if you are working in an industry which uses hazardous machinery such as engineering and manufacturing companies.  Let me explain.  In the last few weeks the global food producer Heinz has been prosecuted and hit with a £50,000 fine and ordered to pay costs of £9,661 after pleading guilty to breaching regulation 11(1) of […]

Fatality & injury rate increase expected as UK economic prospects improve.

Over the last few years the number of work related accidents has been falling, which is of course good news.  But is that solely due to the improved management and compliance with health and safety requirements, or just the rate of accidents has reduced due to lower employment levels and economic recession?  Recently the HSE […]