Prepare for PPE Regulation Changes

Important changes to the PPE at Work Regs come into effect on the 6th April 2022. The change extends to limb (b) workers (those who generally have a more casual employment relationship and work under a contract for service), although the changes do not apply to those who have a ‘self employed’ status. Click on the link for full details on the HSE website, or feel free to contact us at enquiries@ccconsulting.uk.com or call 01525 309807 to speak to an advisor.

How to dispose of Lateral Flow test kits

For companies that have been undertaking regular lateral flow testing as part of their COVID Secure procedures in the workplace, it is acceptable to dispose of Covid lateral flow tests in the general waste, even if they are used as part of a large-scale workplace testing programme. Continue reading…

Forklift Trucks and the Important of Trained Operatives

As we continue to suffer from skilled labour shortages throughout the UK we have noticed an increase in the number of incidents in the workplace involving the use/misuse of Fork Lift trucks, the majority of incidents involving untrained operators.

According to the Health and Safety Executive, there are about 1250 accidents involving fork lift trucks per year in the UK, of which approximately 10 are fatal. Continue reading…

Emergency Response Planning

All organisations must have appropriate emergency response plans in place for coping during any unforeseen crisis or disaster that threatens to interrupt their normal operation. This includes emergencies caused by power cuts and fires, by adverse weather events, such as heatwaves, floods and extreme winter conditions, and those caused by serious security alerts, such as terrorism and bomb threats. Continue reading…

Preparing for Winter Driving

As we move into December the weather is still remarkably mild for the time of year, but don’t let this fool your drivers into a false sense of security.  The onset of winter brings with it a huge range of risks on the road, with the possibility of adverse conditions that can change multiple times within one journey. It is important to be as well prepared as possible. Continue reading…

Employer Responsibilities for Providing Training & Information

Anyone who works for the employer needs to know how to work safely and without risks to health. The employer must provide clear instructions and information, and adequate training, for employees.

As an employer this can seem to be an insurmountable task, however, the law does permit a proportionate* approach, for example a low-risk business would not need lengthy technical training. Providing simple information or instructions is likely to be sufficient.  Continue reading…