Can my office stay open during the January 2021 lockdown?
12th January 2021
Following the Government's announcement on Monday 4th January 2021, we have all again been asked to work from home. Where people cannot work from home they should continue to travel to their workplace'.Read more
The importance of an effective Legionella Risk Assessment
8th January 2021
Whilst the country and rest of the world battles with getting the now familiar Coronavirus under control, authorities in several Portuguese counties were also dealing with an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease, first identified in October 2020. According to Portugal Resident News, “88 people had been diagnosed since the end of October, with 10 reported deaths following complications from the disease.”Read more
New Code of Practice for Fire Risk Assessments: PAS 79-1:2020 and PAS 79-2:2020
8th January 2021
PAS 79:2012 provided generic fire risk assessment guidance and was used by many fire safety professionals as a template to carry out both simple and complex fire risk assessments. However, since the Grenfell Tower disaster, professionals within the housing sector were particularly keen to see more housing-specific fire safety recommendations being developed.Read more
What common sense? - Health and safety education is still as important as ever!
7th January 2021
With many customers having put planned projects on hold, I didn’t have much involvement in CDM matters in 2020 during my day to day work. So, whilst perhaps not the best timing with everyone at home, our long-planned extension commenced this week giving me the opportunity to view health and safety in construction from the relative comfort of my temporary working post.Read more
Thinking of a New Year’s Resolution? How about ‘being kind’…
6th January 2021
With the start of a New Year, we hit another January, with going into lockdown and credit card bills arriving, I feel that now it’s especially important to focus on mental health.Read more
Happy New Year - old acquaintance must not be forgot?
5th January 2021
Happy New Year to you all, although welcoming in another lockdown and new set of restrictions may not have been what some had envisioned for the start of 2021.Read more
Are the correct controls implemented for rugby players in schools?
23rd December 2020
With the news that Steve Thompson and seven other professional rugby players are raising the awareness of permanent brain injuries resulting from playing rugby, we find ourselves asking again if rugby should be played in schools?Read more
HSE remind businesses on COVID-19 Secure over Christmas
10th December 2020
As part of their “Weekly Digest” bulletin this week the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are reminding companies that as they “get busier in the run-up to the festive period, they must all still have measures in place to protect workers, visitors and customers from the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19).”Read more
Updated advice on ventilation and air conditioning
7th December 2020
With air quality remaining high on the agenda, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has further updated its guidance on “Ventilation and air conditioning during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic”.Read more