News Briefings

News Updates December 2012

Bite Size News Updates from the HSE Regular Information and links for you and your business put together in one easily accessible email. Hello All, I’m Rebecca, Marketing Manager at Grove Services (. […]

News Updates November 2012

Bite Size News Updates from the HSE Regular Information and links for you and your business put together in one easily accessible email. Hello All, I’m Rebecca, Marketing Manager at Grove Services (. […]

News Updates October 2012

Bite Size NewsUpdates from the HSE Regular Information and links for you and your business put together in one easily accessible email. Hello All, I’m Rebecca, Marketing Manager at Grove Services (U. […]

News Updates September 2012

Bite Size News Updates from the HSE Regular Information and links for you and your business put together in one easily accessible email. Hello All, I’m Rebecca, Marketing Manager at Grove Services (. […]

News Updates August 2012

Bite Size News Updates from the HSE Regular Information and links for you and your business put together in one easily accessible email. Hello All, I’m Rebecca, Marketing Manager at Grove Services (. […]

News Updates July 2012

Bite Size News Updates from the HSE Regular Information and links for you and your business put together in one easily accessible email. Hello All, I’m Rebecca, Marketing Manager at Grove Services. […]

News Updates June 2012

Bite Sized News Updates from the HSE Regular Information and links for you and your business put together in one easily accessible email. Hello All, Rebecca again, Marketing Manager at Grove Services. […]

News Updates May 2012

Hello All, Rebecca again, Marketing Manager at Grove Services (UK) Limited. I will be sending out regular monthly news bites and would really appreciate your feedback. We want to ensure we are givi. […]

News Updates April 2012

Bite Size News Updates from the HSE Regular Information and links for you and your business put together in one easily accessible email. Hello All, Rebecca again, Marketing Manager at Grove Services (. […]

News Updates March 2012

Bite Size News Updates from the HSE Regular Information and links for you and your business put together in one easily accessible email.   Hello Everyone,Rebecca here again. The Marketing Manager a. […]

News Updates February 2012

Bite Size News Updates from the HSE Regular Information and links for you and your business put together in one easily accessible email.   Hello Everyone, I would like to take this Opportunity to int. […]

News Updates January 2012

Bite Size News Updates from the HSE Regular Information and links for you and your business put together in one easily accessible email. Hello Everyone, I would like to take this Opportunity to introd. […]

Vol. 1, Issue 43 (Mar 09) Training

Various statutory piece of legislation require health and safety training. From the key piece of legislation the “Health and Safety at Work Etc Act 1974″ to regulations and approved codes of pract. […]

Vol. 1, Issue 42 (Dec 08) Road Risk

It has been estimated – Department for Transport (DFT) – that up to one in three road incidents involve someone at work. Lorry driver, bus driver, representatives, travelling between locations, ta. […]

Vol. 1, Issue 41 (Sep 08) Harrassment Claims: Managing The Risk

Though not strictly health and safety – this first subject is about risk management. Most employers are aware of their exposure to claims for injury arising from the negligence of their employees. M. […]

Vol. 1, Issue 40 (Jun 08) Site Waste Plan

From the 6th April 2008, you must have a Site Waste Management Plan (SWMP) for all new construction projects worth more than £300,000. If a project is considered before 6 April 2008 and construction. […]

Vol. 1, Issue 39 (Mar 08) Don’t take risks with Asbestos

Many people are still needlessly being exposed to asbestos in the workplace. Despite changes in requirements, many are still not heeding the warnings. The group of people who are most likely to be exp. […]

Vol. 1, Issue 38a (Dec 07) Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act (CMCHA)

Legislation comes into effect April 2008, it provides a new offence of Corporate Manslaughter (Corporate Homicide in Scotland) where an organisation’s gross negligence has led to the death of an emp. […]

Vol. 1, Issue 37 (Sep 07) Lighten the load

This year for the “European Week for Safety and Health” reflects on manual handling. The overall aim of the European campaign on musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) is to support employers, workers,. […]

Vol. 1, Issue 36 (Jun 07) Workplace Smoking

From July 1st 2007 smoke free law will apply to virtually all ‘enclosed’ and ‘substantially enclosed’ public places and workplaces. This includes both temporary (building sites), permanent wor. […]

Vol. 1, Issue 35 (Mar 07) Fire at Home

We normally refer to the workplace in our regular NEWS BRIEF issues, for March 2007, we are to concentrate on the home. If your smoke alarm went off in the middle of night what would you do? This assu. […]

Vol. 1, Issue 34 (Dec 06) Accident Reporting

“If you think health and safety is expensive try having an accident” Bill Callaghan “Health and Safety Commission” It is a legal requirement that a suitable accident report book be retained at. […]

Vol. 1, Issue 33a (Sep 06) Age & Workplace

Health and Safety – and ageism! With all the talk about age, pension and working longer we thought we should cover the subject matter. Do no think that age is about older age, it is also strongly li. […]

Vol. 1, Issue 32 (Mar 06) Data & Data

Health and Safety – Data Protection Any business that processes personal data must comply with the Data Protection Act 1998. Since all businesses utilise some personal information, for example infor. […]

Vol. 1, Issue 31 (Mar 06) FIRE! FIRE! FIRE!

From 1st April 2006, The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 will take effect. This will have impact on fire safety and controls within the workplace. It is intended to simplify regulations and. […]

Vol. 1, Issue 30 (Dec 05) Hazardous Waste

Part of the Hazardous Waste regulations came into force on 16 April 2005 with the requirement “Where hazardous waste is produced at or removed from, any premises other than exempt premises, the prem. […]

Vol. 1, Issue 29 (Sep 05) Stop that noise!!

Noise-induced hearing loss has been recognised as ‘the most prevalent, irreversible industrial disease’. Actually noise at work can cost you much more than your hearing! It can be a causal factor. […]

Vol. 1, Issue 28 (Jun 05) Work at Height

Came into force in April 2005. There are several reasons behind the regulations, these are based on the following statistics – taken from the “Health and Safety Executive”. There were 67 Fatal A. […]

Vol. 1, Issue 27 (Mar 05) COSHH Amended

The regulation “COSHH 2002″ has been amended to “Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (Amendment) Regulations 2004″ and came into force 17th January 2005. The amendments have come about d. […]

Vol. 1, Issue 26 (Dec 04) Manual Handling

The Health and Safety Executive have reported that manual handling is responsible for over a third of all major and over three day injuries. In the period 2002 / 2003 over 3,500 workers suffered major. […]

Vol. 1, Issue 25 (Sep 04) European Week for Safety & Health 2004

Construction workers and others employed in the construction industry are employed in a hazardous occupation. Risk of death and injury still remains high despite the efforts of many. Problems such as. […]

Vol. 1, Issue 24 (Jun 04) Asbestos in the Workplace

We make no apologies for the second NEWS-BRIEF on asbestos in the workplace, The “Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2002” is now implemented, in particular the requirements of regulation 4 o. […]

Vol. 1, Issue 23 (Mar 04) Reporting Health & Safety Performance

The edition is aimed at individual responsible for internal and external health and safety reporting. IOSH (Institute of Occupational Safety and Health) recommends the inclusion of summary health and. […]

Vol. 1, Issue 22 (Jun 03) Violence in the Workplace

What is violence at work? Many people think of violence at work only in terms of physical attacks on members of staff by members of the public. However, in the context of workplace Health & Safety the. […]

Vol. 1, Issue 21 (Jun 03) Dangerous Substance

In response to the “European Week for Safety and Health” which begins on the 13th October 2003, we have dedicated this issue to “Dangerous Substances” in the workplace. Dangerous substances ca. […]

Vol. 1, Issue 20 (Jun 03) COSHH Revisited

We have issued an update “NEWS-BRIEF” on the “Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations”, in an earlier edition of our NEWS BRIEF. The regulations have been updated again in Decemb. […]

Vol. 1, Issue 19 (Mar 03) Thoughts on Fire!

We can all help prevent the spread of fire in the workplace, by the understanding of what is needed to produce a fire in the first place. Should a fire break-out we can control the spread of fire by t. […]

Vol. 1, Issue 18 (Dec 02) Simple Guidance for Lift Owners

The “Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations” (LOLER) introduced requirements for the safe provision and use of all lifting equipment. Regulation nine of these regulations requires th. […]

Vol. 1, Issue 17 (Sep 02) Stress at Work

To alert and coincide with the forth coming “European Safety Awareness” week, we cover a subject matter previously mentioned. Many of us work long hours and take little breaks, management does not. […]

Vol. 1, Issue 16 (Jun 02) Sun Protection

If you are a manager, employ people or are responsible for staff who work outside or whose work keeps them outside for most of the day, you need to consider sun protection. Exposure to ultraviolet rad. […]

Vol. 1, Issue 15 (Mar 02) Asbestos in the Workplace

We are all very aware that exposure to asbestos and asbestos containing products is potentially harmful to health. Many people are at risk from exposure to asbestos. Anyone who uses the premises, who. […]

Vol. 1, Issue 14 (Dec 01) Fines in the Workplace

In general – if you are brought to justice in the United Kingdom Courts of Law for failings under Sections 2 to 6 of the Health and Safety at Work Etc Act 1974 and/or failing under a regulation made. […]

Vol. 1, Issue 13 (Sep 01) Public Disclosure

The “Public Interest Disclosure Act” (PIDA), since 1999 workers have had the right to bring to the public attention, safety failures. Knowing that they have legal protection under the PIDA. A qual. […]

Vol. 1, Issue 12 (Jun 01) Risk Assesment

Risk assessment is now enshrined in many areas of health and safety legislation. It appears under the “Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999″ – regulation 3. It is found under. […]

Vol. 1, Issue 11 (Mar 01) Stress at Work

Recent cases in Court have lead to compensation pay-outs, with stress being a major factor. Many of us work long hours and take little breaks, management does not necessarily recognise the symptoms. S. […]

Vol. 1, Issue 9 (Sep 00) Department of the Enviroment, Transport & The Regions, News Release 402.

Tough new national targets to prevent up to 3,000 work-related injuries and deaths were recently unveiled by the Deputy Prime Minister June 2000. John Prescott said “For years we have had targets to. […]

Vol. 1, Issue 8 (Jun 00) Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999

The original “Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992″ have been repealed. They have been replaced by the “Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999″. Regulatio. […]

Vol. 1, Issue 7 (Mar 00) Safety Management

FIVE STEPS TO SUCCESSFUL HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT. This information is readily recognisable as the “Five Steps to Successful Health and Safety Management HS (G) 65″ published by the ‘Health. […]

Vol. 1, Issue 6 (Dec 99) Fire Safety

Fire precautions legislation deals with general fire precautions. Means of detection and giving warning in case of fire. The provisions and means of escape. Means of fighting fire. Training staff in f. […]

Vol. 1, Issue 5a (Nov 99) The Construction Skill Certification Scheme (CSCS)

THE CONSTRUCTION SKILLS CERTIFICATION SCHEME (CSCS) OPERATED BY THE CITB (Construction Industry Training Board). We have recently become CSCS Health and Safety Awareness Training Providers. We can off. […]

Vol. 1, Issue 5 (Sep 98) Prevention of Slips, Trips & Falls at Work

More than a third of all major injuries reported to the “Health and Safety Executive” are due to slips, trips or falls. Everyone at work can assist in reducing the number of injuries, through effe. […]

Vol. 1, Issue 1 (Apr 98) Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 1994

CDM Regulations 1994. During the first year these regulations were in place (Apr’95 till Mar’96) the HSE served many prosecutions, prohibition and improvement notices. Prosecutions and Fines. An a. […]