How the Gig Economy Impacts UK Health and Safety

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Gig Economy

Health and safety legislation in the UK is constantly evolving. There are many reasons for this, including increasing demands that companies should not put profits ahead of worker health and safety. Another thing that impacts health and safety is changing workplace practices. One of the biggest workplace changes in recent memory is the rise of the gig economy. What are … Read More

Trump May Brexit – Cutting Red Tape or Health and Safety?

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Cutting Red Tape or Health and Safety - A Philosophical Clash?

There is a clash of competing philosophies going on between health and safety on one side and cutting business bureaucracy on the other. The first side of the argument includes health and safety experts, organisations concerned with the protection of workers (like unions), and others who say health and safety regulation is essential. On the other side are businesses who … Read More

RAMS Explained

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RAMS Explained

Most people have heard of risk assessments. In fact, if your business employs more than five people you have a legal responsibility to complete and document risk assessments. What are Risk Assessment Method Statements (RAMS), though, how do they differ from risk assessments, and when should you use them? RAMS are sometimes referred to as safety method statements or safe … Read More

How e-permits Helps Prevent Asbestos Exposure

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How e-permits helps prevent asbestos exposure

We’ve devoted a significant amount of space on this blog trying to maintain focus on preventing asbestos exposure for facilities workers, as well as everyone else who can come into contact with asbestos going about their day-to-day activities in our schools, hospitals and any other pre-2000 building. We’ve touched on how e-permits helps prevent asbestos exposure and how we’ve now … Read More

Asbestos in UK Public Buildings – It’s Killing Us!

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Asbestos in UK Public Buildings is Killing Us

The Government acknowledges that buildings in the UK, including public buildings, contain asbestos. It also acknowledges that thousands of people a year die from asbestos-related diseases. However, exactly how big is the problem and what is the Government and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) doing about it? According to the HSE, any building built or refurbished before 2000 may … Read More