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HSE COVID Advice Update

    The HSE has issued new guidance for working and returning to work in line with the Governments easing of restrictions. Returning to work after a lockdown or other closure If your workers have been at home for a while, it may be useful to talk to them about coronavirus precautions before they […]

EN1004-1:2020 Mobile Access and Working Towers

  EN1004-1:2020 Mobile Access and Working Towers The new Standard for Scaffold Towers shall be in force from November 2021. It was introduced in November 2020 with a 12-month transition period. The new standard relates to the design, materials, load capability and performance of a Scaffold Tower. From November 2021 all Scaffold Towers must meet […]

COVID 19 CLC Site Operating Procedures Rev 6 updates

The Construction Leadership Council has issued a further revision to the Site Operating Procedure to reflect the recent changes and guidance from the government. The changes to the Site Operating Procedures – Version 6 include: Current requirements such as social distancing The CLC statement on The Use of Face Coverings is included Updated guidance on […]

RIDDOR reporting of COVID-19

RIDDOR reporting of COVID-19 This guidance is for the person reporting, usually the employer (known as the ‘responsible person’). Members of the public and non-work-related cases There is no requirement under RIDDOR (The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013) to report incidents of disease or deaths of members of the public, patients, […]

HSE Construction Health Inspection Initiative – October 2020

October 2020 will see HSE carrying out its latest construction health inspection initiative with health and safety inspectors targeting construction sites across Great Britain. Details of the Initiative: The initiative will run from Monday 5 – Friday 30 October As with previous health inspection initiatives, the focus will be on respiratory risks. COVID-security is a […]

Making your workplace COVID safe

Working safely during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak Social distancing and making your workplace COVID-secure HSE has produced guidance on social distancing in the workplace, with details on common areas, workstations, movement around buildings and more. Find out more below or visit the HSE webpage Social distancing means keeping people apart to help reduce the spread […]

HSE Spotchecks for COVID Compliance

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is out conducting spot inspections on businesses checking they are working right and are COVID-secure. HSE is checking that businesses are aware of the Safer Workplace guidance and advising where necessary on improvements needed to ensure the workplace is COVID-secure. HSE works with other public local and national government […]

COVID 19 CLC Site Operating Procedures V5 Update

Site Operating Procedures V5   The Site Operating Procedures have been updated by the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) to reflect the latest Government guidance following the easing of lock-down measures in England from Saturday 4 July.   The ‘one metre plus’ social distancing guidelines require workers to stay two metres apart, or one metre with risk […]

HSE issues safety alert against using KN95 facemask as PPE

HSE issues safety alert against using KN95 face mask as PPE The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is warning against the use of KN95 facemasks as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). A safety alert has been issued urging all employers and suppliers not to purchase or use KN95 face masks as PPE. The alert was issued […]

Air suspension systems on vehicles

Air suspension systems on vehicles Introduction HSE have investigated several serious incidents involving air suspension systems on vehicles. The two main causes are collapse of inadequately supported vehicles and unintended rupture or release of components from the air suspension system. You should Undertake minimal repair work at the roadside or third-party premises. The best place […]