Tag - health and safety

Lockout Tagout Regulations in the UK

Lockout Tagout Regulations in the UK

What is Lockout Tagout? Lockout Tagout is a safety process defined as the act of turning on/off machinery and tools, locking it in its current state with a Lockout Device and/or Safety Lockout Padlock so it is unusable in order for maintenance or repair to commence. Lockout Tagout Process Simplified:  Ensure all machinery (which is to be locked out) is motionless, turn the valve/switch on/off or pull the plug out (removing the key source of power to the machine/pipework that we are [...]

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Who is responsible? - Risk assessments & Health and safety

Who is responsible? – Risk Assessments & Health and Safety Policy

Daily hazards are normal, but as employers and business owners we should work to protect our employee’s in the workplace from harm. The Health and Safety Laws are in place to protect your business and employees from dangers that could be easily avoided. At its simplest – if you are an employer or if you are self-employed, then you are the person responsible for the Risk Assessment and Health and Safety Policy within the business. This makes you the competent [...]

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Firm hit with £32,000 fine after injury

On April 28th 2018, workers at the Shop Direct Distribution Centre, employed by Logistex Limited carried out refurbishment works on the Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) when an accident occurred. Workers had activated the emergency stop circuit, presuming this would prevent the machinery from operating. They then proceeded to replace sensors on the lift part of the equipment which weighed around 800kg. The the control panel was switched on which caused the lift to drop. A worked trapped his foot [...]

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Unauthorised Scaffolding Access

Unauthorised Scaffolding Access

HSE issues Safety Alert during School holidays on the dangers of Unauthorised Scaffold Access. The UK has seen a heatwave in the lead up to school summer holidays and we have another heatwave due. The Health & Safety Executive issued a safety alert advising those in control of construction work involving scaffolding and ladders to ensure appropriate measures are put in place to stop members of the public, and especially young people, from climbing scaffolding and ladders. Scaffold Safety Signs [...]

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Safety Signs can prevent drowning

Safety Signs can help prevent drownings

With long school holidays on the horizon and the extended warm period we are currently experiencing, it’s important we are do everything we can to remain safe in summer. Across the UK in 2017 the National Water Safety Forum reports that there were 255 people who lost their lives in accidental drownings.  It’s possible some of these drownings could have been avoided with adequate precautions, safety measures and appropriate signage warning of the dangers associated with swimming in potentially hazardous [...]

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