The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have indicated that they require certain cases of COVID-19 to be reported under the Reporting or Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR). Specifically they have indicated the following circumstances when a RIDDOR report must be made: an unintended incident at work has led to someone’s possible or actual exposure to coronavirus. This must be reported as a dangerous occurrence. a worker has been diagnosed as having COVID-19 and there is reasonable [...]
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have provided some information with regards to social distancing within the workplace. Whilst they have identified that this is fundamentally a public health measure introduced to reduce the spread of infection. They do recognise the concerns raised on social distancing within the workplace. If Employers are found not to be taking action to comply with the relevant Public Health England guidance the HSE shall consider taking a range of actions. These actions [...]
Following recent Government guidance, many Employers are now asking their Employees to carry out home working where this is possible. Employers still maintain legal responsibility for the health and safety of their Employees whilst working at home. Some are asking what practical steps they need to take to ensure that legal obligations are achieved and maintained. This is most likely to be a temporary situation and the HSE have provided some basic guidance of points to consider along [...]
We find ourselves in unprecedented and very challenging times with the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic across the globe. Many businesses will have taken the decision to close their premises down temporarily due to the Government advice provided to work from home where possible. This is assisted by a range of Government support packages which aim to keep the economy effectively moth balled until a time when it becomes a safer environment for us all to move around [...]
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Please follow the link to see upto date guidance on what the HSE expects with regards to controlling exposure to welding fumes in the workplace - http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/mild-steel-welding-fume.htm