Health and Safety Updates

Health and Safety should always be at the forefront of members and fellow professionals thinking.

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Join HSM and JSP on 23 April 2024 at 10:30am to get a head start in learning how to choose the right head protection for you.
Having the right head protection is key to ensuring safety on site but how do you choose between different helmets? What levels of protection do different helmets offer? How can the standards help with selection? Which accessories and bolt-on products can be used with safety helmets?

Find answers to all of these questions and more with Europe’s leading manufacturer in ‘Above the Neck’ protection in the PROTECT YOUR HEAD! webinar with JSP. – REGISTER NOW

Water safety: Disinfection of minor works

Jonathan Twaites, Authorising Engineer at Water Hygiene Centre shines a spotlight on minor water works, with tips to check they are installed correctly and not posing a contamination risk to the current installation, which he says is a key part of design control. 

What are minor works?A reasonable definition would be anything simple in nature and does not alter the ‘footprint’ or affect the existing structure of your water system. These types of projects can vary and might include simple tap replacements, additional outlets being installed, short new pipe runs or small refurbishments.

Livestock focus as HSE campaign bids to improve safety on Britain’s farms

HSE statistics show being injured by an animal was the number one cause of work-related deaths on British farms in 2022/23, where there was a total of eight deaths.

Agriculture remains one of the most dangerous of all the main industrial sectors across the country.

Last year’s campaign by HSE focused on transport safety, and today the organisation has relaunched the campaign with new advice on working with livestock, hosted on its Your Farm Your Future campaign website, to assist farmers and workers and keep them safe.

There are measures that can be taken to keep animals and people apart but handlers should be in good health, agile and have the physical ability to do the work.

Like many businesses, you want to ensure your people enjoy a safe working environment. But as you’ll know, it’s one thing to put a robust safety strategy in place, it’s another to have employees live and breathe it in how they work every single day. This guide looks at the role of management, the critical importance of effective communication, and the five building blocks you can use to structure your approach.
Unleashing the power of emerging technologies in EHS
Over the past two years, various emerging technologies have introduced changes to the EHS landscape, leaving some professionals grappling to understand their potential. Yet, the impact these technologies are having is exciting for the EHS industry.
Historically, understanding complex EHS data has been a challenge. However, advanced analytics tools now process and visualise intricate datasets concisely, empowering decision-makers to identify trends, patterns, and improvements. This aligns with how most of us envision our work in EHS and we can now start to do it faster and much better as we advance.
construction worker moving material on site

Manual handling at work: guidance on the law

As an employer, you must protect your workers from the risks of manual handling injuries in the workplace.

You can find help with preventing these sort of risks in your workplace on our manual handling website pages.

There is a range of information and advice for employers, including sections on assessing manual handling and training for workers.

You can also find links to a variety of useful resources. These include our free-to-download publications:

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