Author: sentinel

Are you prepared for a HSE visit?

HSE inspection visit

Preparing for a visit from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is something many companies don’t worry about as they think they will never visit their company as it’s too small, they’ve only ever had minor incidents or they would just be seriously unlucky to be chosen.  However, a Health & Safety Inspector may visit… Read more »

Accident in the workplace – would you know what to do?

Accident at work

The health & safety of employees and others who could be affected by your operations is of paramount importance. However, despite implementing health & safety preventative measures, you can have an accident in the workplace. This can be quite a scary situation and people may panic or freeze, particularly if the accident is serious. Nobody… Read more »

Make 2023 an Eco-friendly Christmas – Why not Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle graphic

Around 30% more waste is created around the festive season (source: gov.uk), below are a few top tips to help you have an Eco-friendly Christmas and save you money! Reduce Can we reduce the number of Christmas presents we buy in the first place? An estimated £4 billion is wasted, that is over 60 million… Read more »

Refer a friend

refer a friend blog post

We are offering a refer a friend scheme to all our existing clients. For every organisation you recommend to us that becomes a client, we will organise a gift for you to say thank you! We are offering either: £100 high street vouchers (of your choice) OR £100 donation to a charity (of your choice)… Read more »

Fire Doors – and their purpose

fire door keep shut sign screwed to fire door

Fire doors are something we probably walk past every day, without paying too much attention to them. We don’t realise their true importance. The purpose of fire doors should not be underestimated, they play a vital role in the defence against fire. Fire doors are one element of passive fire protection (fire safety provision that… Read more »

Proper equipment maintenance – why it’s important!

Worker carrying out proper equipment maintenance on machinery

Poor standards of proper equipment maintenance, along with the act of cleaning or carry out maintenance on equipment, has caused many serious injuries including fatalities. In recent years 25-30% of manufacturing fatalities in Great Britain have been as a result of maintenance activities (Source: HSE.gov.uk). Proper equipment maintenance should be high on companies’ agendas, including… Read more »

Tips on hiring a Health & Safety Consultant

Health and safety consultant

Not all organisations have the resources/competence to manage health & safety internally, but the law requires you to have access to competent health & safety advice, to ensure that you are adhering to H&S legislation. So you may consider hiring a health & safety consultant. A health & safety consultant can perform an extremely important… Read more »

Risk Assessment – do I need one?

Risk assessment image

Whenever health and safety is discussed, one of the first things that is mentioned is usually ‘Risk Assessment.’ However, some people may not know what this involves. This blog aims to answer many of the questions around risk assessments. So, what is a risk assessment? Every workplace has hazards, some are minor and some can… Read more »

Do I need a fire risk assessment?

Fire risk assessment

As an employer and/or building owner/occupier/landlord and anyone else who has control of the premises e.g. Facilities manager, you are considered a ‘responsible person’. You’re required to carry out and maintain a fire risk assessment to comply with Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, which applies in England and Wales (equivalent requirements apply in Scotland… Read more »

Winter health and safety hazards in the workplace – what to look for

battling against winter health and safety hazards in the workplace

Winter is here! Among the festivities, employers must consider the additional challenges that winter weather brings. Promoting workplace health and safety is essential, to maintain a safe and resilient environment. Take a look at the tips below to learn about potential winter health and safety hazards and what you can do to prevent any accidents…. Read more »