The Health and Safety Executive’s Fee for Intervention Explained
It seems that the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is looking for ways to recover its cost with the Fee for Intervention (FFI) which was first introduced in October 2012 as a means of passing on the costs of regulating health and safety in the workplace costs to the businesses that are breaking the law. This is to ensure that the costs of intervention by the HSE are paid by violators of healt...
Keep your Construction Industry Apprentices Safe at Work
With modern apprenticeships on the increase, the construction industry is one of the sectors that can benefit from the apprenticeship scheme as we strive to build the army of skilled workers the UK will need for the future. With the skills shortage still being cited as one of the biggest threats to construction work here in Britain, construction companies are being encouraged to take on apprentic...
Combustible Dust Fire Safety
We’ve already published several articles about the dangers of construction dust, especially those that are derived from asbestos containing materials (ACMs) which still pose a very real danger here in the UK despite the total ban on the use of asbestos in 1999. This is because asbestos was widely used in building materials until the ban and it continues to present a danger for those working on re...
Work at Height Rescue Operations – Part Two
A couple of weeks ago one or our articles dealt with the subject of suspension trauma (aka orthostatic intolerance or harness hang syndrome) - what it is and why it presents such a risk when a worker has had a fall stopped by a fall arrest system. A rapid rescue response is vital to prevent permanent damage or even death when a worker is suspended in this way as the blood supply to the legs i