Lone Workers: In-depth

Thursday, September 16, 2021

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) defines lone workers as those who work by themselves without close or direct supervision.

Discharge to Sewer: In-depth

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Any trade or business that produces liquid waste matter in the course of carrying out its trade or business is producing a trade effluent. Effluents may be discharged to the sewerage system or, in some circumstances, directly to a watercourse, groundwater or the sea. Discharge to sewer and discharge to water are covered by different legislative regimes.

Burkina Faso: In-depth

Friday, September 10, 2021

Burkina Faso is one of the poorest countries in the world. Most of the population works in agriculture and hundreds of thousands of people migrate to neighbouring countries for seasonal work. This means that, although Burkina Faso has a detailed health and safety regulatory system set out in the Labour Code of 2008, there are significant problems with the practical implementation of the system. Child labour is also a significant issue.

Machinery Maintenance: In-depth

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Machinery maintenance activities can involve a high risk of harm, whether from the activity itself or the location in which the work takes place. Maintenance can pose risks to both the maintenance operatives and others affected by the work as a result of exposure to dangerous parts or substances.

Mental Health at Work: In-depth

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

This topic provides practical tips on how to put in place workplace policies that support those struggling with their mental health.