Among the student guilds of the world, as well as among young professionals, the difference between NEBOSH and IOSH can be quite confusing. [Read more…]
Working in the construction business has always been associated with some form of danger or another. This is an inherently hazardous industry and this is reflected in the number of deaths and serious accidents that occur every year. [Read more…]
There is often a common reaction when somebody mentions ‘health and safety’. It is often followed with a roll of the eyes or a tut which suggests taking steps to avoid the risk of serious accidents and injuries is somehow a pain in the backside and not worth the time. Of course, mention health and safety to somebody who has been involved in a workplace accident or serious fall, and you may get a different reaction. [Read more…]
What is PPE?
PPE, or Personal Protective Equipment, is equipment that will protect employees against health or safety risks at work. PPE includes items such as safety helmets and hard hats, work gloves, eye protection, high-visibility clothing, safety footwear and safety harnesses.
Although hearing protection and respiratory protective equipment are not covered by the same Regulations as there are separate, more specific regulations that applies to them. It is important that, these items are compatible with any other PPE provided. [Read more…]
Employers must display the new version of the Health and Safety Law poster by 5 April 2014. There has been quite a long lead-in period and most people have now got their new poster – which is easy to recognize as being new as it is far more colourful and less wordy than the earlier edition – but some people have yet to get one. [Read more…]
Health and safety should be an essential part of any workplace and businesses are required by law to appoint a staff member to manage health and safety provision and ensure that good practice is carried out.
If you’re about to become a health and safety manager for the first time then follow these top tips to ensure your leading and management skills are exemplary from the outset. [Read more…]