01 Aug 2016

As part of our NEBOSH (general certificate) course we consider how to work safely and what precautions are required whilst excavating.  One precaution is to have safe egress and access. In April this year a construction company based in London was fined a total of £40,000 for two breaches of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 and to pay costs of £1,486. These...

13 Apr 2016

All too often “health and safety” is quoted as a coverall excuse for certain activities not being permitted or it is easy to become bogged down in unnecessary “red tape.” This can lead to resources being used in a manner which neither really benefits a company nor improves health and safety performance overall. The idea behind health and safety laws is to ensure the health, safety and...