Traffic Movement Around Your Premises

Last month a timber firm was fined £730,000 and ordered to pay costs of £ £13,844.87 after an accident in their yard when a vehicle struck two people who were walking across it. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive into the incident found that the...

Too Hot to Work?

The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 says that as an employer you must maintain a reasonable temperature in the workplace. There is a minimum temperature of 16°c (or 13°C if work involves considerable physical activity) but it does not specify a...

Fire Safety

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order states that employers must provide fire safety training and instruction to employees when they first start work and then periodically on an ongoing basis.  The frequency of such re-training depends upon the risk but in most...

Stacking Boxes – Do It properly!

Recently a firm was fined £500,000 for causing the death of a worker who was crushed when a load of heavy boxes fell on him. The HSE found that the company had no safe system of work and had not given proper instruction to staff on how boxes should be stored. There...