With the better weather here, you might be tempted to ask staff to carry out external maintenance work for which they’re not properly trained. Is it worth it?
An infrastructure contractor has been prosecuted following a serious incident on a site it was running on behalf of a council. What happened and how could it have been prevented?
The HSE has published research into the causes of overturning accidents involving telescopic handling machines. What were the findings and how should it affect your use of them?
The HSE has issued new guidance on the installation and management of spa-pools for situations where the equipment is used for commercial purposes. What’s covered and do you need to read it?
SAFETY BRIEFING - ACCIDENT PREVENTION
You may find that some staff have pretty unhelpful beliefs, e.g. that accidents are inevitable or that “it won’t happen to me”. To persuade them that they can make a difference, why not use our briefing?
Some of your staff are exposed to dust during construction work. You’ve given them dust masks but should you be doing more? What are the current expectations?
PROTECTION OF OTHERS
An estate agency has been handed a £200,000 fine after a lady fell 30 feet into a well during an open house viewing. How did the accident occur and what should the agent have done differently?