HSE accident

HSE accident and illness figures for Great Britain (2017/18)

Every year, The Heath and Safety Executive releases its annual report, containing a summary of the year’s statistics. The source of all the information you’re about to read is the HSE’s website (www.hse.gov.uk) 1.4 million working people suffering from a work-related illness 2,595 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2016) 144 workers killed at […]

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Declaration of Conformity

Declaration of Conformity

Declaration of Conformity certificates are required on most new products must be supplied to end users which must relate to the particular product placed on the market. The contents of this document are stated on the HSE website and they should declare key information, including: The name and address of the organisation taking responsibility for […]

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competent person

What is a “competent person” under HSE regulations

The Health and Safety Executive use the term “competent person”  when they describe people involved in health and safety.  The HSE defines a competent person as: “You must get help from a competent person to enable you to meet the requirements of health and safety law. A competent person is someone who has sufficient training and experience […]

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Welfare At Work

Welfare At Work

Welfare At Work comes under the health and safety umbrella as it is important for employees to not suffer ill health from the working conditions. If you employ anyone, however short the period you must ‘so far as is reasonably practicable’, provide adequate and appropriate welfare facilities for them while they are at work. This […]

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CE Mark

CE Mark

CE mark is a symbol that is displayed on all products that are subject to one or more of the European product safety Directives.  It is a visible sign that the manufacturer of the product is declaring conformity with all of the Directives relating to that product.  The logo is usually on the product label or […]

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Declaration of Conformity

Declaration of Conformity (DoC) uses with CE markings

Declaration of Conformity (DoC) is a formal written statement by the manufacturer or their authorised representative, stating that the product meets all relevant product supply Directives (occasionally there may be several DoCs, one for each Directive). The definition of a declaration of conformity is according to the HSE is “a formal declaration by a manufacturer, […]

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Manual Handling regulations

Manual Handling Regulations

Manual Handling regulations are set out in The Health and Safety at Work Act, the Management of Health and Safety at Work regulations and under Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, which was amended in 2002. The Health and Safety at Work act states that every employer shall as far as is reasonably practicable, ensure the […]

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Temperature in the Workplace

Temperature in the Workplace

The temperature in the Workplace is something that is regulated over to ensure the working environment is safe. The law does not state a minimum or maximum temperature, but the temperature in workrooms should normally be at least 16°C or 13°C if much of the work involves rigorous physical effort.  There is not a maximum temperature as this can vary […]

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Enforcement of Health and Safety Regulations

Enforcement of Health and Safety regulations are carried out to ensure compliance. An employer needs to make sure they comply with all the relevant rules and regulations. An employee makes sure they follow the rules and regulations of the company. The HSE’s job is to come out as enforcement officers and inspectors to make sure […]

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