Compensation Claims: In-depth

Friday, January 17, 2020

In the event of an incident, the injured person — whether an employee or not — is increasingly likely to make a claim for compensation. With conditional (no–win, no–fee) arrangements available, many prospective claimants perceive that there is nothing to lose by making a claim. The subsequent increase in claims has meant that the employer’s liability insurance premium has increased for many organisations.

Corporate Liability: In-depth

Friday, January 17, 2020

The Health and Safety at Work, etc Act 1974 and the regulations made under it impose responsibilities on an employer in respect of their employees, and those who may be affected by the employer’s work activities.

Explosives: Application and Risk Management: In-depth

Friday, January 17, 2020

Whether faced with an unexploded bomb during excavation or preparing a blasting charge during demolition, the use of explosives must be managed with the utmost care. Fatal explosive-related incidents are increasingly rare, and fewer than 1% of all notifiable dangerous occurrences, across all industries, are caused by unintentional ignition or explosions.

Explosives: Application and Risk Management Policy

Friday, January 17, 2020

It is the policy of the organisation to take all reasonable steps to secure the health and safety of all employees or contractors who are required to store, handle, use or transport explosives on site or as part of their work.

Employer Factsheet: Duties relating to the use of explosives

Friday, January 17, 2020

The following offers an example of the duties relating to the use of explosives under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM). Examples of each duty holder are provided along with the specific duties relating to that duty holder with regard to the use of explosives.

Asbestos: Resources

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Those who work with asbestos-containing materials are required to keep records. Records of examinations and testing of any control measures must be held for a minimum of five years.

COSHH: Resources

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Records should be kept of the following.