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Risk management in your business

As a part of managing the health and safety of your employees you have a duty to control the risks present in your workplace. In order to achieve this you need to think about what might cause harm to people and decide whether or not you are taking reasonable steps to...

NHS prosecuted after pensioner killed in scooter fall

The NHS Litigation Authority has been prosecuted after an 82 year old man fell to his death outside a health centre. The man died after his mobility scooter collided with a wooden weather screen outside the main entrance of the Fareham Health Centre. The collision...

Spinal Injuries

Your spinal cord is a huge mesh of nerves that runs down the centre of your back. It carries signals and between your brain and your body, which makes your body perform all of the vital functions it does, both consciously and unconsciously. It is protected by the...

Company fined £36,000 for h&s breaches

A glazing company was fined £36,000 and ordered to pay a further £1,386 costs after it was prosecuted by the HSE for serious health and safety breaches. While no-one was actually injured as a result of the negligence, this case goes to show that cases like this can be...

The Dangers of Window Cleaning

George Formby’s song about cleaning windows focussed on the comedy elements of window cleaning, but it must not be forgotten that cleaning windows carries a lot of risks that need to be identified and managed in order to avoid serious, and in some cases fatal,...