We all know that exposure to loud noise can damage our hearing, but exactly how loud is too loud? And what do we need to do about noise levels to protect people at work?
Competence is a word that crops up time and time again in safety guidance and legislation, but what does competence mean for health and safety?
Driving is the most dangerous activity most of us do regularly. In 2019 there were 1,725 fatalities on the UK’s roads and 25,945 people seriously injured following a road traffic accident.
A HSE road safety task force estimates that between a quarter and a third of all road traffic accidents involve somebody who is at work.
Looking at the two previous statements, it is easy to see that driving at work can present a significant risk and employers need to manage work related road safety just as they would any other hazard in the workplace.
So, what do you need to know about managing work-related road risks in your business?
After the last few months of lockdown, many employers are now considering the impact of Covid-19 and workers returning to the workplace.
From the 1st of August 2020 the blanket edict of ‘those that can work from home should work from home’ has been replaced by guidance that shifts the onus onto employers to decide whether it is right to bring people back into the workplace, or for them to carry on working from home.