Accident Management Top Tips
Handling accidents and incidents is a responsibility that employers must take seriously. Accidents by their very nature do and will happen, however there are courses of action that you can follow to reduce the likelihood of them occurring as well as recommendations that you should follow if they do.
Christmas health and safety - top tips to minimise risks
"Businesses urged to focus on Health and Safety this Christmas" A few years into this recession there's no doubt that retailers need a bumper Christmas, goodness knows, those that have weathered the storm, deserve it. Typically, retailers will have plenty on their mind at this time of year: stock levels, staffing, extended opening, Christmas parties and the possibility of predicted footfall not actually arriving.
Health and Safety considerations for selecting a contractor
Selecting a suitable contractor to carry out work in your workplace requires a little more thought than just picking up a copy of Yellow Pages. Instead, you will need to satisfy yourself that any contractor you choose is competent (i.e. they have sufficient skills and knowledge) to do the job safely and without risks to health and safety.
A recently publicised case in Teesside reminds us once again that Trading Standards Officers do actively police the issue of how well operators are storing their spirits.
The Health and Safety Executive, in partnership with the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA), the EEF and the TUC, launched the UK's involvement in the Health Workplaces European Campaign on Safe Maintenance in London on 21 June 2010.
Be Safe: Be Clean
Cleaning of food premises is vitally important for a number of reasons. From the prevention of food poisoning - proper cleaning and disinfection will reduce harmful bacteria to a safe level on equipment and surfaces and will help to reduce the risk of cross contamination - to removing undesirable physical materials which may contaminate food.