How to write health and safety report

Health and safety reports are an integral part of every company consisting of various kinds of activities which have potential hazards and could be a source of accidents. Developing a safety report is a legal requirement and international standards recommend the same to be maintained promptly. The report could be monthly, quarterly, half yearly or yearly. The report consists of the details of recorded incidents that happened due to floors, roofs, falling objects, vehicles, unguarded machinery, equipment, overhead power cables, power tools, heat and other different activities. The report also…

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Risk evaluation in risk management

Risk management consists of identifying hazards, evaluation of the level of risk and how severe the risk level in the workplace. When this evaluation is done the risk control measures are recommended, further the risk management provides to analyze how safe the workplace can be made and how the risk can be avoided. Risk management is a repetitive process consisting of a detailed observation of hazards and risks and the regular practice of work that goes on in the workplace. The ultimate objectives of Risk management are the following: Foresee…

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How to Report Accidents and Injuries at Work

Even after all the control measures in place still accidents may occur due to human error or the lacuna in the system. It is the employer’s responsibility to look after the safety of the workers and also it is his responsibility to develop a proper reporting system for reporting accidents at the workplace. Reporting an accident is a lawful necessity. The report will give a picture to the regulatory authorities about the injuries, deaths, illnesses and dangerous occurrences as how they are occurring and how they could be investigated. Why…

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Health and safety advice for small businesses

The matter is not whether a company is small or has a smaller number of employees. What matters is the life of the workers though working in less numbers. Health and safety in small and medium businesses is a must and is a legal requirement however, the process of implementation may vary compared to large organizations. Ultimately it’s the responsibility of the employer to implement the health and safety in small businesses. Every company has various types of hazards like electrical, chemical, mechanical, physical and biological. The company has to…

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4 accidental deaths in Western New York in last few days

With only few days apart there were 3 accidents that were reported with 4 deaths. The quick timing between these events is of concern. On June 25 two men died at XPO logistics  when slabs of Corian fell on them. On Tuesday, a worker for YRC Freight died at a farm in Eden when scaffolding fell on him. A contractor for Spectrum died on Wednesday when he came in contact with a primary electric line in Yorkshire. OSHA has put in place many laws and clauses to avoid such mishaps. Law requires employers…

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Moulding company fined after worker injured

Magistrate Court find £150,000 to a injection moulding company after it was found guilty of breaching Section 2 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. A worker was severely injured with multiple fractures to his heel and serious burns when he was trying to clear a blockage on a plastics injection moulding machine. The company Brother Industries UK Limited was also ordered to pay a cost of £7,659.98. HSE inspector Christina Roberts said: “Those in control of work have a responsibility to devise safe methods of work…

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Risk Assessment in a workplace

A risk assessment in a workplace is a sort of planning and strategy for the unseen future. It’s a must for a company that falls under hazards category to identify hazards in workplace. To answer the question of, how to do a proper risk assessment in a workplace? The process aims to think about the future by reflecting on the past. Risk assessment should involve a great degree of unpredictability. It focuses and prepares on resilience. Working towards a framework that helps in taking control of situations and prepares on how…

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Health and Safety Regulations

Management Regulations:- Businesses are required to have good and working health and safety management in place. They should be competent in their workplace risk assessment and with required first aid. Proper documented information regarding health and safety at work. Proper training should be provided to required individuals. The management should have a working cooperation between all the workplace duty holders. A regular risk assessment should be carried out by the management. This is for a typical office. A company that deals in any hazardous materials, oil rig, chemical plant, power…

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Importance of working with Registered Gas Engineers

Gas systems are one of those critical systems that require engineers to have adequate knowledge, complete training and experience to work. For engineers and fitters to properly work following safe working practices and standards many countries maintain a list of Registered Gas Engineers or Fitters. By law only individuals or companies who are licensed are allowed to work on such gas systems. These registrations are required to safeguard the systems that pose a threat to the person carrying out the work and also people who may be using the system later. Due to the level…

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Writing construction site report

Preparing construction site report daily or weekly is a vital part of any company. As it gives a factual information on what exactly is happening at the construction site. The progress being made, the issues that are faced, the cost estimations, the timelines etc. Writing construction site report is very simple. The report format might be slightly different between organizations. How to exactly write the report? What format to choose? What to include and what to  avoid? All this depends on the project you are involved with, the organizations policies, and what the…

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