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Why Planning Work is So Important

21 May 2019

A farmer in Wrexham, Wales, was forced to pay almost £30,000 after a worker died falling through a cowshed skylight. Robert Latham, owner of Knolton Farm, pleaded guilty to breaking the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) following the death of David Alan Rees in July 2018.

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Why should I investigate a workplace accident and in what circumstances?

17 May 2019

When an accident or an incident occurs in your business, you need to be sure that you have the right systems in place to remedy it, and make sure that it doesn’t happen again. With 144 workers killed at work in 2017/18, accidents need to be taken seriously and investigated properly.

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Health and safety in vacant premises - does it matter?

30 April 2019

Sometimes properties, both commercial and residential, can stand unoccupied for long periods of time. You may think that you have no health and safety obligations to these properties whilst your business is not occupying them, but this is incorrect. Find out what you need to do – so you don’t fall foul of the law.

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A quick guide to First Aid requirements for employers

24 April 2019

Do you know what you MUST have in your work First Aid Box? Do you need a first aider in the workplace? In our latest blog, we tell you everything you need to know about First Aid in the workplace.

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HSE increases FFI charge by almost 20%

17 April 2019

Earlier this month HSE raised the FFI for the second time since the scheme was introduced in October 2012. This hourly rate increase could see businesses face huge invoices if they’re not paying attention to their health and safety standards.

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Legionella- what is it, and what are my responsibilities?

16 April 2019

Legionella can present a very serious risk to those who may inadvertently come into contact with significant amounts of the bacteria. In understanding the need for a legionella assessment, you can begin to put into place steps that will keep your employees safe. In this blog we tell you what it is, what you need to know and why an assessment is needed…

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What is vicarious liability, and how could it affect me?

11 April 2019

It isn’t necessarily commonly known, but vicarious liability is a significant legal consideration that you need to make for your business. We explain what it is – and what you need to do to avoid a claim being made against you.

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Manual Handling: what to consider in your workplace, and how to reduce the risk

04 April 2019

When you’re doing manual handling, it’s good to do things by the manual! We tell you what you should – and shouldn’t be doing to protect your employee’s from one of the most common causes of injury at work.

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Emprocom increase health and safety rating at Static Security Services by over 60%

27 March 2019

This week we presented a Safety Performance Award to Static Security Services – a Lincolnshire based security company managing security assignments for a large number of different companies across Lincolnshire and Newark.

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Is Asbestos still an issue?

22 March 2019

With 5000 people dying every year as a result of past asbestos exposure, asbestos is actually the largest single cause of work-related death in the UK. Do you know everything you need to on this silent killer?

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