Health and Safety Regulations

A number of people are killed or seriously injured in the UK each year in confined spaces. These occur across a wide range of industries, from those involving complex plant to simple storage vessels. Those killed include not only people working in the confined spaces, but also those who try to rescue them without proper training or equipment. What is

It is an excellent management practice for every organization to have a Safety Management System in place, and an effective system can be of great benefit to your organization. A Safety Management System can vary greatly in style according to the trade or profession concerned. For some companies, issues such as storage, plant and equipment, hazardous substances, contractor management, and the

Gross misconduct from a health and safety viewpoint implies the flagrant and/or continuous disregard for health and safety requirements and established precautions in a workplace or work activity by an employee. Typical examples are: smoking in an area where there may be a fire hazard; continuous failure to wear an item of personal protective equipment; blatant disregard for workplace safety

Under the MHSWR, a competent person shall be regarded as where he has sufficient training and experience or knowledge and other qualities to enable him properly to assist in undertaking those measures. The onus is on the employer to decide whether persons are competent to undertake designated tasks and duties. The expression competent person occurs frequently in construction safety law. For example,

A benchmark is a reference point which is commonly used in surveying practice. More recently the term has been used to imply some form of standard against which an organisation can measure performance and, as such, is an important business improvement tool in areas such as quality management. Health and safety benchmarking follows the same principles whereby an organization’s health

The Construction skills Certification Scheme card is for construction workers, who need to pass this achievement test in order to prove their proficiency in doing the construction based works. Working in construction sector isn't easy, and requires workers to meet the specified criteria. It is a skill certification scheme, under the UK government, to ensure that the construction activities are

Early in the day, a number of first aid training organizations were required to seek approval from the Health and Safety Executive - a regulatory agency with a responsibility to ensure and advice on maintaining healthy working conditions for employees across UK. However, things took a turn in October '13 when HSE stopped giving such work permits. The move was seen