Adhering to Fire Safety and Risk Assessment Regulations

by BritanniaSafety January 11, 2013 Employment Law

Carrying out regular fire risk assessments and ensuring you are adhering to fire safety standards is vitally important. It may be said ‘oh it will never happen here’ but unfortunately accidents do happen and in fact in England  every year more than 88,000 buildings catch fire causing around 319 deaths and 10,000 injuries. As a […]

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New Legislation Sees CPC Training Go Into Overdrive

by BritanniaSafety November 27, 2012 Employment Law

On 10th September 2008 CPC was introduced by European Legislation for D Class licence holders – those working in the coach and bus industry and on 10th September 2009 for those holding C Class licences which covers LGV drivers. The Driver Certificate of Professional Competence, or Driver CPC for short is a new qualification and […]

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Is Confined Space Training Applicable In Your Workplace?

by BritanniaSafety November 22, 2012 Accident Claims

The Health and Safety Executive recently released their annual statistics showing that fatal accidents in the work place are steadily declining again (after a rise in 2010/11). A provisional figure for the number of workers fatally injured in 2011/12 is 173. Although this figure could be attributable to a number of causes it is worth […]

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Increased Importance on Asbestos Training Following Law Update

by BritanniaSafety November 12, 2012 Accident Claims Law

Asbestos is a word that we’ve heard frequently in the news this year, and as a whole it has been a rather eventful year for the man-made fibre. The media hype surrounding asbestos started in March of this year (2012) when the Supreme Court ruled that liability no longer rested at the time when symptoms […]

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What Health and Safety Legislation Do You Have to be Aware of on a Construction Site?

by BritanniaSafety October 15, 2012 Accident Claims

With the construction industry registered as ‘high risk’ by the HSE a good foundation for construction health and safety training on any site is extremely important. The industry only accounts for around 5% of Britain’s working population but 27% of all fatal injuries to employees and 9% of reported major injuries. There are strict health […]

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Health and Safety at Work: UK Overview

by BritanniaSafety October 9, 2012 Employment Law

Health and safety training often receives a certain amount of ‘bad press’ due to the fact that it is often branded as pointless and “purely common sense”. However, in the UK, employers are bound by health and safety laws and regulations placing importance on health and safety training and awareness. Even if it is considered […]

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How PASMA Training can help the construction industry avoid lawsuits

by BritanniaSafety August 15, 2012 Accident Claims Law

Since the 2005 Work at Height Regulations came into effect, there has been a more conscious effort being made in the construction industry to reduce the number of deaths and injuries from height. With statistics from the Health and Safety Executive showing that falls from height still tops the list of fatalities and injuries in […]

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Working at Height, the Law and IPAF Training

by BritanniaSafety August 13, 2012 Employment Law

The Health and Safety Executive, more commonly abbreviated to HSE, are putting a big focus on working at height this financial year, with statistics showing that this is an area in which there is room for improvement across a range of industries. The HSE has reported that falls from height are still the most common […]

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