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  • Safe Use Of Machinery

    March 2015

    Legislation governing the safe use of equipment is primarily aimed at preventing catastrophic injuries from machinery. But a 2013 case considered whether the Regulations also covered ergonomics issues. What was the outcome?

  • Whiplash Reform Update

    March 2015

    The UK has the highest whiplash costs in Europe and 20% of every motor insurance premium is made up of payments for whiplash. Following the Ministry of Justice’s response to its consultation on whiplash reform, published on 23 October 2014, the first phase of reform has been completed and work on the second phase has begun.

  • Legislation - Employer Responsibilities

    March 2015

    Managing the risks to employees who drive at work requires more than just compliance with road traffic legislation.

  • Working Whilst Pregnant - An Information Bulletin

    January 2015

    Darwin Clayton’s Risk Management Partners, Cardinus, provide guidance on working whilst pregnant.

    For a baby to grow and develop, a woman’s body goes through many changes during pregnancy. A fitter and healthier pregnancy means a happier, healthier time at work and less time off due to the aches and pains that pregnancy can bring. Read on for useful information and advice for your pregnant employees.

  • A Lesson In Learning From Your Mistakes - Fire Safety Case Law

    January 2015

    A judge recently concluded that a £7 million bakery fire could have been prevented if the client and its suppliers had responded more effectively to an earlier incident. What happened?

  • The Voice - Winter 2015

    January 2015

    A newsletter from the British Cleaning Council

  • The Voice - Winter 2015

    January 2015

    A newsletter from the British Cleaning Council

  • Health & Safety Managment - Site Manager in the Dock

    January 2015

    The outcome of a court case proves that those with management responsibilities need to take the role seriously. What happened and why did the manager in question receive a significant personal penalty?

    A construction worker fell to his death from a poorly constructed scaffold. As a result the site manager received 240 hours’ community service and a £77,500 bill for costs. Those employed to run a site must have appropriate experience and qualifications, such as passing the Site Management Safety Training Scheme.

  • Noise At Work - An Information Bulletin

    November 2014

    It has been known for many years that exposure to sudden loud noises such as gunshots or explosions can cause hearing loss.

  • How Robust Is Your Fleet Policy? - An Information Bulletin

    October 2014

    Jason Stevens, Senior Solicitor in the Crime Department at Hunt and Coombs Solicitors in Peterborough, poses the question all organisations with business drivers should be asking …..

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