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  • July 19, 2012 0 comments
    Health and Safety at the Olympics

    The 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games are virtually upon us and soon all eyes will be on the UK. With the vast numbers of people due to arrive in the capital, health and safety issues are inevitably at the top of many people's concerns. So as Olympic fever takes over, how does the Health and Safety record look so far?

    The construction of the Olympic village and all of the London 2012 venues and has been...

  • July 12, 2012 0 comments

    The National Audit Office (NAO) and the Local Better Regulation Office (LBRO) recently commissioned a large-scale survey of British businesses. The National Audit Office survey questioned 1000 businesses across the UK, while the Local Better Regulation Office spoke to 1294 businesses in England and Wales. The purpose of the survey was to assess how businesses experience government regulation. This is in the context of recent government programmes to “cut red tape” and make changes to regulatory laws. Therefore the survey...

  • June 29, 2012 0 comments

    A survey carried out by the Safety and Health Practitioner website has shown that British businesses have reported cuts to their Health and Safety budgets of between 15 – 65%. The authors, Bernie Catterall, Nigel Heaton and Claire Williams, explain that this is thought to be due to the current difficult economic circumstances in the UK. The fact that Health and Safety budgets do not provide direct profits is thought to be partially to blame, as is a general...

  • June 14, 2012 0 comments

    There are many considerations to take into account when looking at Health and Safety at work, from checking equipment to providing appropriate visitor passes to contractors. However, once such policies and procedures are in place it can be easy to forget that the people working within an organisation are the key to maintaining a healthy and safe workplace for everybody. Making sure that staff are properly trained, taking into account their concentration levels and skill specialities are all important issues...

  • September 20, 2011 0 comments

    At the backend of 2011, The Fork Lift Truck Association released figures showing that the Freight Transport Industry has the worst FLT safety record in the UK, accounting for a quarter of all accidents. This figure is actually rising, showing a worrying 237% increase since 2001/2. Conversely, the closely related Storage and Warehousing industry – previously the UK’s worst for fork lift safety – saw a 77% improvement, from 308 injuries to 71, over the same time scale. On a...

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