Natural Safety Solutions

Legionnaires Disease

Feb 4, 2014  //  by Craig Davies

The HSE has simplified and updated its guidance on controlling legionnella bacteria in water based systems and made it easier for dutyholders to understand what constitutes legal requirements. HSG274 will be available later in the year. You can download guidance from the HSE website

HSE Updates: Gas Safety

Jan 27, 2014  //  by Craig Davies

The HSE have updated: Safety in the installation and use of gas systems and appliances – L56 This newly updated Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) and guidance gives practical advice on the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) This is available as a FREE download via your direct link in the Safety First pack The link […]

Fine for Lack of Vibration Assessment

Jan 27, 2014  //  by Craig Davies

A builder (CJ Gowing) has been prosecuted by the HSE and fined £45,000 for failing to protect staff from vibration risks after the worker developed carpal tunnel syndrome. The worker had used concrete breakers for long periods of time and the company had not recognised the need for health surveillance. Have you evaluated the health […]

Sub Standard PPE: Hard Hats

Jan 27, 2014  //  by Craig Davies

Jewsons have recently been fined for selling hard hats that fail the trading standards tests. Over 63,000 hats have been sold, if you have one change it as it may not protect you.

Changes to CSCS Card from July 2014

Jan 27, 2014  //  by Craig Davies

People applying for an entry level green card will be required to achieve a knowledge based qualification called Health and Safety in a Construction Environment, to show that they have the basic knowledge of the most common H&S issues affecting construction sites. This will include manual handling, working at height, health risks on site, principals […]