Fork lift truck safety

22 October 2021

The UKMHA (the UK Material Handling Association), which consists of the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) and the British Industrial Truck Association (BITA), runs an annual safety campaign called Safety Drive throughout October. Britain sees 1100 fork lift truck accidents a year so this is a timely reminder to consider the safety issues associated with this equipment, as Grainne Kelly reports.

Maintaining general fire precautions

20 October 2021

The maintenance of general fire precautions is already a legal requirement under the respective UK fire safety regulations. However, there is likely to be more formal guidance produced in relation to this requirement in order to improve fire safety. As Mike Sopp explains, meeting legislative compliance by following British Standards should form part of the overall management of fire safety in all regulated buildings.

The gas crisis explained and how it’s affecting your business

19 October 2021

Escalating food prices, energy bills, and political tension accompany a recent jump in the cost of gas. With no other contender mature or agile enough to take its place, natural gas occupies a unique position in the UK’s energy sector. Jack Barwise explores the current energy crisis, the role of global gas shortages, and what businesses can expect in the coming months.

Road Accident Statistics 2020

15 October 2021

The Government publishes annual road accident statistics some nine months in arrears of each given year and the 2020 figures were released on 30 September 2021.

Safety briefings and toolbox talks

14 October 2021

Employers are morally and legally obliged to provide “suitable and sufficient” health and safety training and must ensure that workers are fully aware of the risks and hazards they face in the working environment. Toolbox talks are a useful way of focusing on health and safety issues.

Saving lives by design

13 October 2021

Can we “design out” risks before we get to the workplace? Andrew Christodoulou investigates.

Post-Covid skills: time for change

7 October 2021

The pandemic has accentuated trends that were already changing how companies operate and skills needed for the future. Health and safety management is not exempt and must be updated to keep pace with changing times. Jon Herbert reports.