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HSE issues new guidance on safe use of ladders and stepladders

9th June 2022
HSE have issued new guidance on how, when and where to use ladders and stepladders safely. Reaffirming that ladders and stepladders are not banned under health and safety law but stating that the law calls for a sensible, proportionate approach to managing risk, and ladders can be a sensible and practical option low-risk, short duration tasks, although they should not automatically be your first choice. There...
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We are hiring!

21st April 2022
Peak HSE is currently expanding. We are looking for a competent Health and Safety Consultant.  We are based in South Yorkshire but operate nationally. We are looking for someone who is either a Chartered Member of IOSH or a Fellow of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Managers. You must also be already eligible to join or working towards the Occupational Safety and Health Consultants...
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Employers responsibilities to workers regarding the provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) are changing from 6 April 2022

14th February 2022
The regulations and accompanying impact assessment extend employers and employees duties in respect of personal protective equipment to workers.   What is PPE? PPE is defined in the regulations as “all equipment (including clothing affording protection against the weather) which is intended to be worn or held by a person at work and which protects the person against one or more risks to...
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HSE inspection campaign sheds light on health and safety issues in South Yorkshire

10th February 2022
A recent HSE inspection campaign in South Yorkshire has found that 65% of businesses visited were in breach of the law. Over a one week period 22 inspectors from the HSE's Yorkshire and North East Field Operations teams inspected 71 businesses in the Sheffield and Rotherham area.  Of those visited, 46 companies needed to make improvements to better protect the health, safety and wellbeing of...
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Health and safety statistics 2021

10th February 2022
The latest statistics on work-related health and safety in Great Britain, including the following key annual figures (2020/21) have recently been published: 1.7 million working people suffering from work-related ill health 93,000 workers suffering from COVID-19 which they believe may have been due to coronavirus exposure at work 645,000 workers suffering from a work-related illness...
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Health & Safety Executive produces expanded guidance on home working

14th December 2021
Employers have the same health and safety responsibilities for those working at home as any other worker. The HSE's home working guidance is for anyone who employs home workers, including those who split their time between their workplace and home (sometimes called hybrid working). The guidance has been redesigned and expanded to provide more details on straightforward actions to manage home...
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