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Abrasive Wheels – HSE Investigates Incident

Abrasive Wheels  A fatality occurred due to a burst wheel incident on 7 March 2012, the worker was using a hand-held grinding machine when he got hit in the face by a fragment from an abrasive disc that exploded. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigated the incident and found the abrasive wheel was nine inches in diameter although the grinder had a maximum...
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The proposed changes to CDM Regulations

Key points HSE’s stated objectives behind the proposed changes: Maintain or improve worker protection Simplify the regulatory package Improve health and safety standards on small construction sites Implement the Temporary or Mobile Construction Sites Directive (TMCSD) in a proportionate way Discourage bureaucracy Meet better regulation principles Key changes Replacing the CDM-C role with the Principal...
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Misuse of portable ladder imposes fine

A foolhardy roofer has appeared in court after footing a double extension ladder on a transit van in order to access a third floor façade. Read more.. Whether you use leaning ladders, step-ladders, mobile ladders, telescopic ladders, extension ladders, roof ladders, platform ladders, combination ladders, we offer bespoke courses at your request. For all your Ladder...
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New statistics show numbers are falling in fatal injuries

Provisional data shows that 148 workers were fatally injured between April 2012 and March 2013, compared to 172 in the previous year. The overall rate of fatal injury has dropped to 0.5 per 100 000 workers, below the five-year average of 0.6 get more on info industry sectors at  http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/newsletter-summer13.pdf   to be apart of that...
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Saving lives and preventing ill-health and injury

ultimately, it’s not just about saving time, effort and money – it’s about saving lives and preventing ill-health and injury. The best way to do this is to focus on controlling the real risks in the workplace, FH safety Services can help you to identify the hazards  and   control risks the  in your workplace visit www.fhsafetyservices.co.uk for more...
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10% off IOSH Working Safely safety passport scheme

IOSH Working Safely safety passport scheme, Assures Competence in the workplace validates a range of skills against National Occupational Standards ensuring people working in the many industries of the UK  are competent both in Health & Safety and their discipline. IOSH Working Safely safety passport scheme delivers on key government and HSE requirements and recognises...
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What are your core values

it’s always good to hear that safety was one of an organisation’s core values. Core value is absolutely the right place for safety to be in any organisation. When people tell me it’s their “top priority” it never quite rings true the same is true for training within organisation’s if you need some assistance with...
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