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There’s a fire at work – what should you do?

There’s a fire at work – what should you do?

According to a recent poll, 2 in 5 Brits wouldn’t know what to do if there was a fire at work. This shocking figure really highlights the fact that fire safety in the workplace is a crucial consideration for businesses. Knowing how to respond in the event of a fire can help protect lives and… Continue Reading

What is PPE? Our essential guide

What is PPE? Our essential guide

What is PPE? In today’s workplaces, ensuring the safety and well-being of employees is paramount. One crucial aspect of workplace safety is understanding and implementing Personal Protective Equipment. In the UK, there are regulations governing the provision and use of PPE to ensure worker safety. It’s crucial that the equipment provided is suitable for the… Continue Reading

Fire extinguishers at work

Fire extinguishers at work

Fire extinguishers at work – here’s everything you need to know… Fire safety in the workplace is a topic that nobody can afford to overlook. One crucial aspect of this is understanding and utilising fire extinguishers in the workplace effectively. Let’s delve into the different types of fire extinguishers and their appropriate uses to ensure… Continue Reading

RIDDOR Reportable Accidents and Incidents

RIDDOR Reportable Accidents and Incidents

RIDDOR Reportable Accidents and Incidents – here’s our essential guide… In the world of workplace safety, it’s crucial to grasp and handle incidents falling under the RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases, and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations) guidelines. Our guide is here to simplify and illuminate the key aspects of RIDDOR reportable accidents and incidents that every… Continue Reading

Working Outside in Cold Weather

Working Outside in Cold Weather

Working Outside in Cold Weather – our essential guide to keeping warm at work in the winter months. Keeping staff warm when they are working outside is crucial. It is the responsibility of employers to make sure their teams have a safe and comfortable working environment. Being outside in chilly conditions can impact well-being and… Continue Reading

Festive Fire Safety

Festive Fire Safety

Festive Fire Safety: Tips for Fire Wardens and Employees The festive season brings joy and celebration, but it’s also a time when fire hazards can lurk amidst the secret Santa exchange and Christmas parties. Whether you’re in an office bustling with holiday decorations or a warehouse filled with seasonal stock, ensuring festive fire safety is… Continue Reading

Winter Driving Safety

Winter Driving Safety

Winter Driving Safety – as the temperatures drop, make sure to stay in the driver’s seat of safety. Adjust your driving to match the frosty conditions and keep the chill at bay. During winter, driving conditions can become treacherous and challenging. Snow, ice, and low visibility can make a short trip risky. Understanding winter driving… Continue Reading

How to deliver a Toolbox Talk

How to deliver a Toolbox Talk

How to deliver a Toolbox Talk – read on for our essential guide… These talks are essential to any successful safety programme because they promote workplace safety and reduce accidents. Here are the necessary procedures and techniques for leading productive Toolbox Talks that enlighten and include your team, fostering a robust safety culture within your… Continue Reading

Bonfire Night Safety: Ardent Safety’s Must-Read Guide 

Bonfire Night Safety: Ardent Safety’s Must-Read Guide 

Bonfire Night Safety – how can we have fun without compromising safety? The magical aura of Bonfire Night is undeniable – the mesmerising fire dances, the exuberant fireworks painting the night sky, and the joyous atmosphere of wide-eyed amazement. However, the celebrations are not without their risks. Every year, thousands end up in hospitals due… Continue Reading

Health and Safety Training vs. Hefty Fines

Health and Safety Training vs. Hefty Fines

Health and Safety Training vs. Hefty Fines. Counting the Pennies or Paying the Price? Time to Choose Wisely… Every business owner dreams of higher profit margins and leaner expenditures. It’s the foundation of a successful business, right? Well, while cost-cutting might seem like an attractive option in certain areas, skimping on health and safety training… Continue Reading

Manual Handling Training

Manual Handling Training

Manual Handling Training – the Backbone of Workplace Safety Safety in the workplace is a topic that should never be taken lightly. It’s the core responsibility of every employer and the right of every employee. While safety regulations and equipment play a significant role in ensuring a hazard-free environment, the real backbone of workplace safety… Continue Reading

How Managers Can Foster a Strong Workplace Safety Culture

How Managers Can Foster a Strong Workplace Safety Culture

Workplace safety culture – how can managers get staff onboard? In the complex landscape of modern workplaces, safety stands as a cornerstone of organizational success. Establishing a robust workplace safety culture is not solely the responsibility of safety officers; it’s a collective effort that necessitates the active engagement of every employee. Managers play a pivotal… Continue Reading

When was your last fire drill at work?

When was your last fire drill at work?

Regular fire drills at work are VITAL! In the world of workplace safety, fire prevention, and preparedness are of paramount importance. Safeguarding employee well-being and protecting valuable business assets necessitates a robust fire safety plan. Central to this plan are regular fire drills at work, which play a pivotal role in ensuring employees are well-equipped… Continue Reading

Fire Evacuation Dos and Don’ts

Fire Evacuation Dos and Don’ts

Fire evacuation – when a fire emergency occurs, having a well-prepared plan can save lives. Understanding the dos and don’ts of fire evacuation is crucial for ensuring the safety of individuals in the workplace. Do Clear Exit Routes and Conduct Regular Drills Maintain clear and unobstructed exit routes to facilitate a swift and safe evacuation.… Continue Reading

How to Prevent Slips, Trips, and Falls in the Workplace

How to Prevent Slips, Trips, and Falls in the Workplace

Slips, trips, and falls are common workplace accidents that can lead to injuries ranging from bruises to broken bones. In fact, statistics show that slips, trips, and falls accounted for over 29% of non-fatal injuries at work in 2019/20. However, by implementing simple and cost-effective measures, businesses can significantly reduce the risk of these accidents.… Continue Reading

What is a Near Miss Incident?

What is a Near Miss Incident?

What is a Near Miss Incident – and do they even matter? Near miss incidents are often overlooked and forgotten in the workplace, as they don’t result in immediate harm or damage. However, understanding the significance of near misses and their potential consequences is crucial for building a strong risk management system. 1. Definition of… Continue Reading

Are employees responsible for health and safety?

Are employees responsible for health and safety?

Are employees responsible for health and safety in the workplace? In this latest blog we aim to clarify who is responsible for what… Employers and employees both have some of the responsibility for workplace health and safety. Although employers are ultimately responsible for keeping a safe and healthy workplace, employees also have a significant impact.… Continue Reading

Why is RIDDOR important?

Why is RIDDOR important?

Why is RIDDOR important? Accident reporting is a vital aspect of workplace safety, and the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) plays a crucial role in this process. RIDDOR is a legal requirement in the United Kingdom, established by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to ensure that companies record and report… Continue Reading

Why supervision is important in the workplace

Why supervision is important in the workplace

Why supervision is important in the workplace Effective supervision is an integral aspect of maintaining a safe and productive work environment. In order to understand what that means for you and your business, we first need to explore the importance of supervision in the workplace and its impact on employee safety, productivity, and professional development.… Continue Reading

PAT Certificate – Changes to the Code Of Practice You Need to Know!

PAT Certificate – Changes to the Code Of Practice You Need to Know!

Following the introduction of the Electricity at Work Regulations (EAWR) in 1989 and the subsequent first version of the IET code of practice, the practise of inspecting electrical equipment in the workplace for safety is now well-established.  The word “portable appliance testing,” or “PAT,” has always been used to refer to testing portable electrical appliances… Continue Reading

Understanding the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974

Understanding the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974

The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 is an act that outlines general health and safety duties that all businesses in the UK must comply with. It serves as an enabling act that allows for further specific health and safety regulations to be passed and enforced under it.  Even though the Health & Safety… Continue Reading

Keeping Safe When Driving in Snow and Ice

Keeping Safe When Driving in Snow and Ice

This year has already seen its fair share of weather warnings, and March is keeping the pace as snow and ice is set to cover the country with an amber blizzard warning being issued by the Met Office. Keeping safe when driving in snow and ice is incredibly important, and since we don’t regularly have… Continue Reading

When do you need to carry out a COSHH risk assessment?

When do you need to carry out a COSHH risk assessment?

Guaranteeing your employees’ health and safety while they perform their jobs is your legal obligation as an employer. A few of the UK laws that control employee safety are the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002, the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, and the Management of Health and Safety… Continue Reading

Heart Month – Heart Health Awareness Month February 2023

Heart Month – Heart Health Awareness Month February 2023

‘Not a lot of people know that!’ An unusual headline caught my attention recently, which made the point that railway passengers are not only subject to driver strikes, but to “illness strikes”. Most of us have probably heard how train cabs are fitted with a “dead man’s handle” that will bring a train to a… Continue Reading

Supporting Mental Health at Work – The signs and conversations to encourage wellbeing in the workplace

Supporting Mental Health at Work – The signs and conversations to encourage wellbeing in the workplace

Employers must make efforts to support the mental health of their employees because it is a crucial component of overall wellbeing. The workplace can be a significant source of stress, which can harm mental health. Understanding the warning signals of poor mental health and having honest conversations about it can assist in enhancing workplace wellbeing.… Continue Reading

How to keep warm outside this winter

How to keep warm outside this winter

Winter has arrived, and for outdoor workers, this can be a challenging time. Cold temperatures, wind, ice, rain, sleet, snow, and frost can make working outside a constant battle against the elements. However, there are ways to make working in winter a little less complicated. Here’s our top tips for how to keep warm this… Continue Reading

Safety By Numbers - 2022 Workplace Safety Stats 

Safety By Numbers - 2022 Workplace Safety Stats 

Now that the HSE has issued its yearly summary data, we can learn more about workplace health and safety stats in the UK for 2021-2022.      1.8 million workers—an increase of 5.8% from the previous year—experienced work-related ill health in 2021/22. Even if the number of new cases has decreased from 850,000 to 722,000, this… Continue Reading

Why Health and Safety is Important to Save Money

Why Health and Safety is Important to Save Money

Health and safety is important, yes, but it can be expensive. Training, equipment, PPE, insurance, and administration all add up, and in today’s economy, businesses often feel the loss of every penny.   Want to know what costs more money? Failing to provide for and protect your workers adequately.    According to HSE figures, accidents involving health… Continue Reading

Hard Hat Expiry Date – has your hat had its day?

Hard Hat Expiry Date – has your hat had its day?

In the UK, head injuries account for 20% of all fatal and non-fatal injuries, while only 3% of personal protective equipment (PPE) purchases include hard hats. Nearly a quarter of employees who purchase head protection are unaware that protective capabilities can be diminished if a hard hat expiry date has passed.  Regardless of how they… Continue Reading

Bonfire Night 2022 – How to keep you and your family safe

Bonfire Night 2022 – How to keep you and your family safe

The crackle of the fire, the crunch of a toffee apple, the whizz, pop, bang of the fireworks, Bonfire Night 2022 is set to be full of family fun, with young eyes filled with awe as the sky lights up with a hundred colours.  But all too often Bonfire Night is filled with other sounds,… Continue Reading

Confined Space Training – Know the dangers

Confined Space Training – Know the dangers

Working in a confined space can be a daunting and dangerous task. That’s why it is of the utmost importance that confined space training is given to those expected to work in such environments to ensure the safety of themselves and those around them. What is classed as a confined space? A confined space is… Continue Reading

PPE Regulations 2022 – An Update

PPE Regulations 2022 – An Update

The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations have been updated. We explain what changes have happened, why they’ve happened and a recap of responsibilities for both employee and employer. The PPE Regulations 2022 have been updated to ensure the PPE duties both employer and employee are responsible for include the wider group of workers employed… Continue Reading

Working at Height – Keeping your workforce safe

Working at Height – Keeping your workforce safe

A recent report from the HSE announced that 123 people were killed in work related accidents from April 2021 to March 2022. Of these accidents, the most common cause of death was falling when working at height.  The sectors with the highest number of deaths at work were construction and agriculture, forestry and fishing. All… Continue Reading

Work in the Heat! Is there a hot that’s too hot?

Work in the Heat! Is there a hot that’s too hot?

In the UK we’re renowned for complaining about the weather. It’s always cold and raining! When is the summer going to arrive? And true to form, summer has hit the UK and we are now complaining that it’s too hot!  But when you have to work in the heat, is there a hot that’s too… Continue Reading

Fire Safety Training – Be Ready!

Fire Safety Training – Be Ready!

We all know that when it comes to fire safety in the workplace, there are certain boxes on a form that need to be ticked, but are you as fire aware as you should be? In the unfortunate case of a fire, do you feel prepared and confident in the dos and don’ts? Are you… Continue Reading

Personal Protective Equipment – Be all the gear

Personal Protective Equipment – Be all the gear

Personal Protective Equipment is the last thing standing between you and an array of hazards in the workplace that can cause illness and injury.  Health and safety at work legislation covers so many procedures, handling of equipment, and the correct use of machinery, and is put in place to protect and save lives. But why… Continue Reading

Outdoor School Trip Planned? Have you got your children’s first aid covered?

Outdoor School Trip Planned? Have you got your children’s first aid covered?

It’s well researched that children attending school trips and activities out in nature, whether for light hearted fun or with a more educational structure, benefit from learning a whole range of life skills not attained in the classroom. According to the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom,  ‘Learning outside the classroom supports the development of… Continue Reading

Importance of Workplace Safety

Importance of Workplace Safety

In this blog we will discuss the reasons why health and safety is important in the work place. Hazards at work At any stage of the work activity being done, there is always the potential of an accident or damage to someone’s health occurring. Employees are exposed to hazards, be they slips, trips, falls, fire,… Continue Reading

Risk Assessment

Risk Assessment

What is Risk Assessment? Risk assessment is a method which is used to ascertain whether your procedures and systems for protecting your staff from harm are sufficient or if there is more you should be doing. It is a way to ensure you are being proactive with your health and safety management and compliance rather… Continue Reading

Who is Responsible for Fire Safety at your Workplace?

Who is Responsible for Fire Safety at your Workplace?

Fire safety is one of the most important parts of Health & Safety that workplaces need to consider. Workplace fire is a risk that we can’t ignore. Because workplaces often house highly flammable materials such as paper documents and chemicals, these fires can have devastating effects. Not only this, but workplaces usually have a high… Continue Reading

Fire Extinguishers in the Workplace

Fire Extinguishers in the Workplace

Fire extinguishers are crucial in the workplace, not least because every business is required to be compliant with legislation. All employees and visitors to the building must have adequate means to protect themselves in the event of a fire. Fire safety in the workplace should be a top priority for any business owner. The true… Continue Reading

10 tips for fire prevention in the workplace

10 tips for fire prevention in the workplace

This should be a main concern for any business, and it can be a team effort. Although the business owner is usually the main person responsible for ensuring that their workplace is fire safe, all employees should be knowledgeable about how they can help prevent a fire in their working environment. Here’s some tips on… Continue Reading

The importance of fire safety in the workplace

The importance of fire safety in the workplace

Fire Safety is of the utmost importance in any building. As a business owner, you’re responsible for ensuring that your workplace meets all required health and safety standards. It’s crucial that your working environment complies with all building regulations, to ensure the safety of your employees and the protection of your building. Fire safety should… Continue Reading

What is risk assessment?

What is risk assessment?

What is risk assessment?  “A risk assessment is a systematic review of what might cause undesirable incidents and what consequences these may have for the working environment. A risk assessment must also identify measures that form a basis for reducing risk.” As defined by the HSE.  Employers are required by law to protect employees and others… Continue Reading

IOSH VS NEBOSH

IOSH VS NEBOSH

People often ask us about the difference between IOSH and NEBOSH, is one better than the other? Which qualification should they go for? And, what are IOSH and NEBOSH? Hopefully, this article can shed some light, help you make a decision on the qualification best for you, and give you some helpful advice. What does… Continue Reading

Can your Ears Give You a Heads Up on Heart Disease?

Can your Ears Give You a Heads Up on Heart Disease?

There are few that will argue, that ears are an important body part, more often not they are not thought of as the most glamourous. While this may not be set to change, there is new evidence that the way your ear lobes are formed may prove to be useful in predicting your health. In… Continue Reading

Latest Blog post

There’s a fire at work – what should you do?

There’s a fire at work – what should you do?

According to a recent poll, 2 in 5 Brits wouldn’t know what to do if there was a fire at work. This shocking figure really highlights the fact that fire safety in the workplace is a crucial consideration for businesses. Knowing how to respond in the event of a fire can help protect lives and… Continue Reading

What is PPE? Our essential guide

What is PPE? Our essential guide

What is PPE? In today’s workplaces, ensuring the safety and well-being of employees is paramount. One crucial aspect of workplace safety is understanding and implementing Personal Protective Equipment. In the UK, there are regulations governing the provision and use of PPE to ensure worker safety. It’s crucial that the equipment provided is suitable for the… Continue Reading

Fire extinguishers at work

Fire extinguishers at work

Fire extinguishers at work – here’s everything you need to know… Fire safety in the workplace is a topic that nobody can afford to overlook. One crucial aspect of this is understanding and utilising fire extinguishers in the workplace effectively. Let’s delve into the different types of fire extinguishers and their appropriate uses to ensure… Continue Reading

RIDDOR Reportable Accidents and Incidents

RIDDOR Reportable Accidents and Incidents

RIDDOR Reportable Accidents and Incidents – here’s our essential guide… In the world of workplace safety, it’s crucial to grasp and handle incidents falling under the RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases, and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations) guidelines. Our guide is here to simplify and illuminate the key aspects of RIDDOR reportable accidents and incidents that every… Continue Reading

Working Outside in Cold Weather

Working Outside in Cold Weather

Working Outside in Cold Weather – our essential guide to keeping warm at work in the winter months. Keeping staff warm when they are working outside is crucial. It is the responsibility of employers to make sure their teams have a safe and comfortable working environment. Being outside in chilly conditions can impact well-being and… Continue Reading

Festive Fire Safety

Festive Fire Safety

Festive Fire Safety: Tips for Fire Wardens and Employees The festive season brings joy and celebration, but it’s also a time when fire hazards can lurk amidst the secret Santa exchange and Christmas parties. Whether you’re in an office bustling with holiday decorations or a warehouse filled with seasonal stock, ensuring festive fire safety is… Continue Reading

Winter Driving Safety

Winter Driving Safety

Winter Driving Safety – as the temperatures drop, make sure to stay in the driver’s seat of safety. Adjust your driving to match the frosty conditions and keep the chill at bay. During winter, driving conditions can become treacherous and challenging. Snow, ice, and low visibility can make a short trip risky. Understanding winter driving… Continue Reading

How to deliver a Toolbox Talk

How to deliver a Toolbox Talk

How to deliver a Toolbox Talk – read on for our essential guide… These talks are essential to any successful safety programme because they promote workplace safety and reduce accidents. Here are the necessary procedures and techniques for leading productive Toolbox Talks that enlighten and include your team, fostering a robust safety culture within your… Continue Reading

Bonfire Night Safety: Ardent Safety’s Must-Read Guide 

Bonfire Night Safety: Ardent Safety’s Must-Read Guide 

Bonfire Night Safety – how can we have fun without compromising safety? The magical aura of Bonfire Night is undeniable – the mesmerising fire dances, the exuberant fireworks painting the night sky, and the joyous atmosphere of wide-eyed amazement. However, the celebrations are not without their risks. Every year, thousands end up in hospitals due… Continue Reading

Health and Safety Training vs. Hefty Fines

Health and Safety Training vs. Hefty Fines

Health and Safety Training vs. Hefty Fines. Counting the Pennies or Paying the Price? Time to Choose Wisely… Every business owner dreams of higher profit margins and leaner expenditures. It’s the foundation of a successful business, right? Well, while cost-cutting might seem like an attractive option in certain areas, skimping on health and safety training… Continue Reading

Manual Handling Training

Manual Handling Training

Manual Handling Training – the Backbone of Workplace Safety Safety in the workplace is a topic that should never be taken lightly. It’s the core responsibility of every employer and the right of every employee. While safety regulations and equipment play a significant role in ensuring a hazard-free environment, the real backbone of workplace safety… Continue Reading

How Managers Can Foster a Strong Workplace Safety Culture

How Managers Can Foster a Strong Workplace Safety Culture

Workplace safety culture – how can managers get staff onboard? In the complex landscape of modern workplaces, safety stands as a cornerstone of organizational success. Establishing a robust workplace safety culture is not solely the responsibility of safety officers; it’s a collective effort that necessitates the active engagement of every employee. Managers play a pivotal… Continue Reading

When was your last fire drill at work?

When was your last fire drill at work?

Regular fire drills at work are VITAL! In the world of workplace safety, fire prevention, and preparedness are of paramount importance. Safeguarding employee well-being and protecting valuable business assets necessitates a robust fire safety plan. Central to this plan are regular fire drills at work, which play a pivotal role in ensuring employees are well-equipped… Continue Reading

Fire Evacuation Dos and Don’ts

Fire Evacuation Dos and Don’ts

Fire evacuation – when a fire emergency occurs, having a well-prepared plan can save lives. Understanding the dos and don’ts of fire evacuation is crucial for ensuring the safety of individuals in the workplace. Do Clear Exit Routes and Conduct Regular Drills Maintain clear and unobstructed exit routes to facilitate a swift and safe evacuation.… Continue Reading

How to Prevent Slips, Trips, and Falls in the Workplace

How to Prevent Slips, Trips, and Falls in the Workplace

Slips, trips, and falls are common workplace accidents that can lead to injuries ranging from bruises to broken bones. In fact, statistics show that slips, trips, and falls accounted for over 29% of non-fatal injuries at work in 2019/20. However, by implementing simple and cost-effective measures, businesses can significantly reduce the risk of these accidents.… Continue Reading

What is a Near Miss Incident?

What is a Near Miss Incident?

What is a Near Miss Incident – and do they even matter? Near miss incidents are often overlooked and forgotten in the workplace, as they don’t result in immediate harm or damage. However, understanding the significance of near misses and their potential consequences is crucial for building a strong risk management system. 1. Definition of… Continue Reading

Are employees responsible for health and safety?

Are employees responsible for health and safety?

Are employees responsible for health and safety in the workplace? In this latest blog we aim to clarify who is responsible for what… Employers and employees both have some of the responsibility for workplace health and safety. Although employers are ultimately responsible for keeping a safe and healthy workplace, employees also have a significant impact.… Continue Reading

Why is RIDDOR important?

Why is RIDDOR important?

Why is RIDDOR important? Accident reporting is a vital aspect of workplace safety, and the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) plays a crucial role in this process. RIDDOR is a legal requirement in the United Kingdom, established by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to ensure that companies record and report… Continue Reading

Why supervision is important in the workplace

Why supervision is important in the workplace

Why supervision is important in the workplace Effective supervision is an integral aspect of maintaining a safe and productive work environment. In order to understand what that means for you and your business, we first need to explore the importance of supervision in the workplace and its impact on employee safety, productivity, and professional development.… Continue Reading

PAT Certificate – Changes to the Code Of Practice You Need to Know!

PAT Certificate – Changes to the Code Of Practice You Need to Know!

Following the introduction of the Electricity at Work Regulations (EAWR) in 1989 and the subsequent first version of the IET code of practice, the practise of inspecting electrical equipment in the workplace for safety is now well-established.  The word “portable appliance testing,” or “PAT,” has always been used to refer to testing portable electrical appliances… Continue Reading

Understanding the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974

Understanding the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974

The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 is an act that outlines general health and safety duties that all businesses in the UK must comply with. It serves as an enabling act that allows for further specific health and safety regulations to be passed and enforced under it.  Even though the Health & Safety… Continue Reading

Keeping Safe When Driving in Snow and Ice

Keeping Safe When Driving in Snow and Ice

This year has already seen its fair share of weather warnings, and March is keeping the pace as snow and ice is set to cover the country with an amber blizzard warning being issued by the Met Office. Keeping safe when driving in snow and ice is incredibly important, and since we don’t regularly have… Continue Reading

When do you need to carry out a COSHH risk assessment?

When do you need to carry out a COSHH risk assessment?

Guaranteeing your employees’ health and safety while they perform their jobs is your legal obligation as an employer. A few of the UK laws that control employee safety are the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002, the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, and the Management of Health and Safety… Continue Reading

Heart Month – Heart Health Awareness Month February 2023

Heart Month – Heart Health Awareness Month February 2023

‘Not a lot of people know that!’ An unusual headline caught my attention recently, which made the point that railway passengers are not only subject to driver strikes, but to “illness strikes”. Most of us have probably heard how train cabs are fitted with a “dead man’s handle” that will bring a train to a… Continue Reading

Supporting Mental Health at Work – The signs and conversations to encourage wellbeing in the workplace

Supporting Mental Health at Work – The signs and conversations to encourage wellbeing in the workplace

Employers must make efforts to support the mental health of their employees because it is a crucial component of overall wellbeing. The workplace can be a significant source of stress, which can harm mental health. Understanding the warning signals of poor mental health and having honest conversations about it can assist in enhancing workplace wellbeing.… Continue Reading

How to keep warm outside this winter

How to keep warm outside this winter

Winter has arrived, and for outdoor workers, this can be a challenging time. Cold temperatures, wind, ice, rain, sleet, snow, and frost can make working outside a constant battle against the elements. However, there are ways to make working in winter a little less complicated. Here’s our top tips for how to keep warm this… Continue Reading

Safety By Numbers - 2022 Workplace Safety Stats 

Safety By Numbers - 2022 Workplace Safety Stats 

Now that the HSE has issued its yearly summary data, we can learn more about workplace health and safety stats in the UK for 2021-2022.      1.8 million workers—an increase of 5.8% from the previous year—experienced work-related ill health in 2021/22. Even if the number of new cases has decreased from 850,000 to 722,000, this… Continue Reading

Why Health and Safety is Important to Save Money

Why Health and Safety is Important to Save Money

Health and safety is important, yes, but it can be expensive. Training, equipment, PPE, insurance, and administration all add up, and in today’s economy, businesses often feel the loss of every penny.   Want to know what costs more money? Failing to provide for and protect your workers adequately.    According to HSE figures, accidents involving health… Continue Reading

Hard Hat Expiry Date – has your hat had its day?

Hard Hat Expiry Date – has your hat had its day?

In the UK, head injuries account for 20% of all fatal and non-fatal injuries, while only 3% of personal protective equipment (PPE) purchases include hard hats. Nearly a quarter of employees who purchase head protection are unaware that protective capabilities can be diminished if a hard hat expiry date has passed.  Regardless of how they… Continue Reading

Bonfire Night 2022 – How to keep you and your family safe

Bonfire Night 2022 – How to keep you and your family safe

The crackle of the fire, the crunch of a toffee apple, the whizz, pop, bang of the fireworks, Bonfire Night 2022 is set to be full of family fun, with young eyes filled with awe as the sky lights up with a hundred colours.  But all too often Bonfire Night is filled with other sounds,… Continue Reading

Confined Space Training – Know the dangers

Confined Space Training – Know the dangers

Working in a confined space can be a daunting and dangerous task. That’s why it is of the utmost importance that confined space training is given to those expected to work in such environments to ensure the safety of themselves and those around them. What is classed as a confined space? A confined space is… Continue Reading

PPE Regulations 2022 – An Update

PPE Regulations 2022 – An Update

The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations have been updated. We explain what changes have happened, why they’ve happened and a recap of responsibilities for both employee and employer. The PPE Regulations 2022 have been updated to ensure the PPE duties both employer and employee are responsible for include the wider group of workers employed… Continue Reading

Working at Height – Keeping your workforce safe

Working at Height – Keeping your workforce safe

A recent report from the HSE announced that 123 people were killed in work related accidents from April 2021 to March 2022. Of these accidents, the most common cause of death was falling when working at height.  The sectors with the highest number of deaths at work were construction and agriculture, forestry and fishing. All… Continue Reading

Work in the Heat! Is there a hot that’s too hot?

Work in the Heat! Is there a hot that’s too hot?

In the UK we’re renowned for complaining about the weather. It’s always cold and raining! When is the summer going to arrive? And true to form, summer has hit the UK and we are now complaining that it’s too hot!  But when you have to work in the heat, is there a hot that’s too… Continue Reading

Fire Safety Training – Be Ready!

Fire Safety Training – Be Ready!

We all know that when it comes to fire safety in the workplace, there are certain boxes on a form that need to be ticked, but are you as fire aware as you should be? In the unfortunate case of a fire, do you feel prepared and confident in the dos and don’ts? Are you… Continue Reading

Personal Protective Equipment – Be all the gear

Personal Protective Equipment – Be all the gear

Personal Protective Equipment is the last thing standing between you and an array of hazards in the workplace that can cause illness and injury.  Health and safety at work legislation covers so many procedures, handling of equipment, and the correct use of machinery, and is put in place to protect and save lives. But why… Continue Reading

Outdoor School Trip Planned? Have you got your children’s first aid covered?

Outdoor School Trip Planned? Have you got your children’s first aid covered?

It’s well researched that children attending school trips and activities out in nature, whether for light hearted fun or with a more educational structure, benefit from learning a whole range of life skills not attained in the classroom. According to the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom,  ‘Learning outside the classroom supports the development of… Continue Reading

Importance of Workplace Safety

Importance of Workplace Safety

In this blog we will discuss the reasons why health and safety is important in the work place. Hazards at work At any stage of the work activity being done, there is always the potential of an accident or damage to someone’s health occurring. Employees are exposed to hazards, be they slips, trips, falls, fire,… Continue Reading

Risk Assessment

Risk Assessment

What is Risk Assessment? Risk assessment is a method which is used to ascertain whether your procedures and systems for protecting your staff from harm are sufficient or if there is more you should be doing. It is a way to ensure you are being proactive with your health and safety management and compliance rather… Continue Reading

Who is Responsible for Fire Safety at your Workplace?

Who is Responsible for Fire Safety at your Workplace?

Fire safety is one of the most important parts of Health & Safety that workplaces need to consider. Workplace fire is a risk that we can’t ignore. Because workplaces often house highly flammable materials such as paper documents and chemicals, these fires can have devastating effects. Not only this, but workplaces usually have a high… Continue Reading

Fire Extinguishers in the Workplace

Fire Extinguishers in the Workplace

Fire extinguishers are crucial in the workplace, not least because every business is required to be compliant with legislation. All employees and visitors to the building must have adequate means to protect themselves in the event of a fire. Fire safety in the workplace should be a top priority for any business owner. The true… Continue Reading

10 tips for fire prevention in the workplace

10 tips for fire prevention in the workplace

This should be a main concern for any business, and it can be a team effort. Although the business owner is usually the main person responsible for ensuring that their workplace is fire safe, all employees should be knowledgeable about how they can help prevent a fire in their working environment. Here’s some tips on… Continue Reading

The importance of fire safety in the workplace

The importance of fire safety in the workplace

Fire Safety is of the utmost importance in any building. As a business owner, you’re responsible for ensuring that your workplace meets all required health and safety standards. It’s crucial that your working environment complies with all building regulations, to ensure the safety of your employees and the protection of your building. Fire safety should… Continue Reading

What is risk assessment?

What is risk assessment?

What is risk assessment?  “A risk assessment is a systematic review of what might cause undesirable incidents and what consequences these may have for the working environment. A risk assessment must also identify measures that form a basis for reducing risk.” As defined by the HSE.  Employers are required by law to protect employees and others… Continue Reading

IOSH VS NEBOSH

IOSH VS NEBOSH

People often ask us about the difference between IOSH and NEBOSH, is one better than the other? Which qualification should they go for? And, what are IOSH and NEBOSH? Hopefully, this article can shed some light, help you make a decision on the qualification best for you, and give you some helpful advice. What does… Continue Reading

Can your Ears Give You a Heads Up on Heart Disease?

Can your Ears Give You a Heads Up on Heart Disease?

There are few that will argue, that ears are an important body part, more often not they are not thought of as the most glamourous. While this may not be set to change, there is new evidence that the way your ear lobes are formed may prove to be useful in predicting your health. In… Continue Reading

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