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HSE to host twitter chat for small businesses31-May-2014

The Health and Safety Executive’s Small Business Advisor Barbara Hockey will take part in a live Twitter-chat on Thursday 5 June to answer questions on the health and safety of small businesses. Barbara will be supported by HSE inspectors to answer any questions or concerns that small .. Read More

New Course - IEMA Approved Associate Certificate course in Environmental Management02-May-2014

The IEMA Associate Certificate is a new professional qualification for those with responsibility for improving sustainability and environmental management in their organisation. Successful candidates gain Associate Membership of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).. Read More

New guidance for the safety of dock workers30-Apr-2014

The Health and Safety Executive, has worked with Port Skills and Safety and Unite the union to produce a new, simpler Approved Code of Practice and signposting guidance document for the docks industry. The new guidance (Safety in Docks: Approved Code of Practice and guidance – L148) re.. Read More

Workplace falls and dangerous machines top reasons for prosecutions22-Apr-2014

Workplace falls and dangerous machines have been named as the two most common reasons for companies being prosecuted over health and safety breaches in the North West. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) successfully brought 65 cases to court in the region during the 12 months from Apr.. Read More

Government Minister lauds health and safety rules as 'over the top' after girl stopped from bringing20-Apr-2014

Government Minister lauds health and safety rules as 'over the top' after girl stopped from bringing pet chicken to show and tell A government minister has spoken out against the increasingly "absurd" health and safety rules saying "enough is enough", after a school child in Hampshire was no.. Read More

Revealed: The unnecessary safety measures wasting business’ time and money24-Mar-2014

A new survey has revealed the lengths some small firms mistakenly go to trying to comply with health and safety. One business completed a risk assessment for using a tape measure and another introduced written guidelines for walking up stairs. These bizarre and unnecessary actions were u.. Read More

HSE showcases this year’s scientific research achievements12-Mar-2014

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published its sixth annual Science Report highlighting the year’s achievements in science and engineering research. The report reveals the breadth of work undertaken by the Health and Safety Laboratory, HSE’s principle provider of foren.. Read More

Forestry workers urged to sign up for safety event05-Mar-2014

The Health and Safety Executive [HSE] has teamed up with the Forestry Commission’s Learning and Development team to host a Safety and Health Awareness Day in the Midlands dedicated to raising awareness of important health and safety issues specific to the forestry industry. (http://commo.. Read More

Clampdown on poor welfare on West Midlands construction sites10-Feb-2014

Poor standards of welfare and unsafe work on building sites in the West Midlands will be targeted this month as part of an annual push to reduce death, injury and ill health in the industry. During a concentrated drive running in February, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will visit.. Read More

Overhaul of guidance to help 10 million working at height31-Jan-2014

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has overhauled its guidance for working at height, setting out in clear, simple terms what to do and what not to do – and debunking common myths that can confuse and mislead employers. For more details on the Government press notice visit: .. Read More

Revised guidance on managing and controlling asbestos27-Jan-2014

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has revised guidance to help businesses understand how to work safely with asbestos. The Approved Codes of Practice (ACOPs) L127 (The management of asbestos in non-domestic premises) and L143 (Work with materials containing asbestos) have been consolidat.. Read More

Valido Software testing for online purchases20-Jan-2014

Excellent news for customers who wish to make their purchases online. We are currently testing our website and software for online purchases and for online activation. Watch this space!.. Read More

Consultation opens on plans to simplify petrol legislation17-Jan-2014

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched an eight-week consultation on plans to simplify and modernise legislation on the storage of petroleum. HSE is inviting comments on proposals to consolidate and refine eight pieces of legislation that apply to the storage of petrol at workpl.. Read More

Updated guidance on controlling hazardous substances in the workplace06-Jan-2014

Information on controlling substances that are hazardous to the health of workers has been updated to help businesses comply with legal requirements. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has revised its Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) to clarify and simplify practical advice to help dutyho.. Read More

New UK map of bogus ‘elf and safety excuses Londoners report most ‘jobsworth’ decisions to myth bust31-Dec-2013

More people in London and the South East have reported ill-founded health and safety excuses than any other part of the UK, new analysis shows. Britain’s workplace safety regulator, the Health and Safety Executive, has analysed the national spread of all reports to the popular Myth Bu.. Read More

Revised guidance to protect the health, safety and welfare of workers17-Dec-2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published new help for employers on how to protect the health, safety and welfare of their workers. Following consultation, HSE has reviewed and updated the Workplace Regulations Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) (L24) to make it easier for.. Read More

‘Don’t fall for it’: Construction company directors invited to witness live PACE interview04-Dec-2013

If a worker you were responsible for was killed or injured at work, how would you feel about being interviewed under caution by health and safety inspectors? The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is inviting representatives of the construction industry to an event showing how company re.. Read More

Workplace major injuries hit an all time low for 2012/1326-Nov-2013

Figures published today by the Health and Safety Executive show an 11 per cent drop in major injuries compared to 2011/12. The provisional statistics published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show that in Britain between April 2012 and March 2013: - 19,707 major injuries su.. Read More

More than 1,100 construction sites fail safety checks20-Nov-2013

Poor standards and dangerous practices were found at nearly half of the building sites visited during a month long safety drive. During a nationwide campaign, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) visited 2,607 sites where refurbishment or repair work was taking place.. Read More

Health & Safety Executive Fines UK Businesses £5.5m for Health and Safety Failings21-Oct-2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has fined UK firms more than £5.5 million for health and safety failings under its ‘Fees for Intervention’ scheme (FFI) since launching one year ago, ELAS has discovered. Under the Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations 2012, compani.. Read More

HSE announces important legislation changes07-Oct-2013

Two revised health and safety regulations take effect today that will help businesses more easily comply with the law. The reporting of workplace injuries has been simplified and greater flexibility has been introduced for managing the provision of first aid training. First a.. Read More

Change to health and safety law means less protection01-Oct-2013

Millions of workers have been left vulnerable as a result of changes to the law, which come into force this week. Effective tomorrow, Section 69 in the Enterprise & Regulatory Reform Act will effectively remove a worker’s right to claim compensation following an accident o.. Read More

Study examines public's attitude towards health and safety24-Sep-2013

A new study, led by the University of Reading in partnership with the University of Portsmouth and funded by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), will examine how the social standing and perceived value of health and safety regulation has changed over the last 5.. Read More

First aid guidance published ahead of regulation changes11-Sep-2013

(http://www.safelincs.co.uk/) A month ahead of changes to first aid regulations, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published guidance to help businesses put in place appropriate arrangements for the provision of first aid. From 1 October 2013, the Health and Safety (Firs.. Read More

New guidance to help with health and safety12-Aug-2013

The Heath and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched new guidance to help make it easier for larger organisations and businesses to understand how to manage health and safety. The completely refreshed and enhanced ‘Managing for Health and Safety’ guidance (also known as HSG65) is no.. Read More

TUC: Ministers Are Trying To 'Brainwash' Workers Over Health And Safety Culture02-Aug-2013

David Cameron and his fellow ministers are trying to "brainwash" the public into backing cuts that undermine health and safety protections at work as part of a crackdown on the UK's "rife compensation culture", the chief of Britain's trade unions has warned. Reported by Asa Bennett of the Huffin.. Read More

RIDDOR changes for October 201326-Jul-2013

From 1 October 2013 changes will be introduced to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) that will simplify the mandatory reporting of workplace injuries for businesses, while ensuring that the data collected gives an accurate and useful picture of workpla.. Read More

‘Workplace fatality numbers must fall’ says British Safety Council18-Jul-2013

Latest data released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reveals that 148 workers were fatally injured between April 2012 and March 2013, compared with 172 in the previous year. However, one life lost at work is one too many and the British Safety Council calls upon all those who have an influe.. Read More

Ministers to end work experience Health and Safety confusion24-Jun-2013

The latest stage of the Government's commitment to debunking health and safety myths and slashing burdensome rules has been announced. The latest stage of the Government’s commitment to debunking health and safety myths, and slashing burdensome rules, has seen Ministers today outline plan.. Read More

Health and Safety Changes: What you need to know17-Jun-2013

The government is changing health and safety regulation to simplify the process but companies still need to keep on top to avoid falling foul of the rules. Site visit costs liability established Government reviews making progress Simplification is double-edged sword Keeping up with the la.. Read More

Local authorities are being banned from unnecessary health and safety inspections under a new code.02-Jun-2013

Local authorities are being banned from unnecessary health and safety inspections under a new code coming into effect today (Wednesday 29 May 2013). The Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) statutory National Enforcement Code for local authorities will instead target proactive council inspect.. Read More

Changes to health and safety laws18-May-2013

In the UK, the Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Repeals, Revocations and Amendments) Regulations 2013 came into force on the 6th April 2013, repealing one Act and revoking twelve statutory instruments (plus a related provision in the Factories Act 1961). The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has.. Read More

Fulbeck firm fined £85,000 after employees lost fingers16-May-2013

A Lincolnshire firm which makes disposable paper products has been ordered to pay more than £116,000 in fines and costs after three workers suffered hand injuries using unguarded machines. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted Staples Disposables Ltd at Lincoln Crown Court t.. Read More

VALIDO.CO.UK IS LAUNCHED!!13-May-2013

Welcome to Valido.co.uk (Welcome to Valido.co.uk . We are very proud to have launched the VALIDO SOFTWARE website today. For several months we have been working on producing this website to promote our products and we are delighted with the outcome. The website will highlight our products with the o.. Read More

Self-employed will be exempt from health and safety rules11-May-2013

Measures in the Queen Speech people will exempt “from health and safety laws those self-employed whose work activities pose no potential risk of harm to others”. The changes are the latest assault by the Coalition on health and safety which ministers say are strangling small firms with.. Read More

Lords fold on health and safety reform23-Jan-2013

THE LAW SOCIETY GAZETTE Tuesday 23 April 2013 by John Hyde The House of Lords has backed down over government plans to make it more difficult to sue employers for health and safety breaches at work. Peers were forced to vote for a second time last night on the aspect of the Enterprise an.. Read More

Introducing the Valido Software Brochure20-Sep-2012

20th September 2012 We are very proud to introduce the VALIDO SOFTWARE promotional brochure. For the past couple of months we have been working on producing all this for our marketing campaign. The brochure was designed to highlight our products: VALIDO PRO for the Health and .. Read More

David Cameron: Health and safety laws are holding back business05-Jan-2012

LONDON EVENING STANDARD 5th January 2012 Last year, in my party conference speech, I said the Coalition would do whatever it takes to help British businesses take on the world. Earlier this week, in my New Year's message, I said this must be the time our country really goes for it - that w.. Read More

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