April 2016 Newsletter
COVID 19 Hospitality Risk Assessment
COVID 19 Hospitality Risk Assessment now available To assist hospitality settings return to work as quickly as possible, SMSE are offering a FREE COVID19 Hospitality Risk Assessment template for hospitality businesses, such as hotels, restaur..
COVID 19 Risk Assessment
COVID 19 Risk Assessment SMSE are offering a free COVID19 Risk Assessment for businesses that can be used for businesses to identify controls and help them return to work in the coming weeks. We have produced an example COVID19 risk a..
What you need to know First aid cover and qualifications during the coronavirus outbreak If first aid cover for your business is reduced because of coronavirus or you can’t get the first aid training you need, there are some things you ca..
The Health & Safety Executive has published revised guidance on RIDDOR reporting and First Aid in relation to COVID19. What you need to know RIDDOR reporting of COVID-19 You must only make a report under RIDDOR (..
HSE updates guidance on welding fume
Welding Fume Safety HSE has updated its guidance on welding following the Safety alert earlier in the year. If welding is part of your work activity, you must carry out a risk assessment to identify what measures are required to control the risks ..
Hand-arm vibration or HAV is a widespread hazard for employees in many industries and occupations. This second edition of L140, published by the HSE, outlines what an employer’s duties are under the Control of Vibration at Work Regula..
The HSE has released its annual figures for work-related fatal injuries for 2018/19 The provisional annual data for work-related fatal injuries revealed that 147 workers were fatally injured between April 2018 and March 2019. The statistic..
Fine after woman fatally crushed by roller shutter door An electrical company has been fined after a woman was fatally crushed by a roller shutter door. On 14 August 2016 Heidi Chalkley pressed the button to open the roller-shutter door at Ruth..
Fine after 12-year-old fell from ladder at unsecured site Contractor Westdale Services Limited has been fined £160,000 after a 12-year-old boy slipped off a scaffold ladder on an inadequately guarded site. On 6 May 2017, two boys were abl..
March 2019 Newsletter and Legal update
Welcome to the March 2019 newsletter and legal update This issue at a glance: SMSE "new website - it's here" DSE Assessment ..