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Recent H&S Cases

Work At Height Prosecution Construction company Rivergate Developments Ltd was sentenced today for safety breaches after worker Nathan Howes fell 2.7 metres through an open stairwell. Leeds Magistrates’ court heard how, on 31 May 2017, Mr Howes, aged 26, was … Read More

Dealing With Noise Nuisance

How councils deal with complaints about noise at night, intruder alarms, construction noise and loudspeakers in the street. Councils must look into complaints about noise that could be a ‘statutory nuisance’ (covered by the Environmental Protection Act 1990). For the … Read More

Does Your Company Have A Driver Policy?

  These notes provide a basic skeleton from which any company can develop its own company car use policy. Obviously, not all points will be relevant to all corporate situations – and it is essential that senior management design the … Read More

New H&S Laws On Drones

  Pilots have welcomed a Government announcement to bring forward new legislation to increase drone no-fly zones around airports from the current 1km to 5km radius Following on from new laws last year restricting the use of drones and also … Read More

Stress and Mental Health: It Helps to Talk

      Over 11 million working days are lost a year because of stress at work. Employers have a legal duty to protect employees from stress at work by doing a risk assessment and acting on it. HSE defines … Read More

Setting Boundaries for Employee Horseplay

While practical jokes and pranks at work can be considered a natural way of letting off steam, some actions can pose a serious health and safety threat. Mike Sopp looks at recent and historical cases that show how “horseplay”, when … Read More

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