Archive November 2013

The Truth About the Dangers of Asbestos

I've written about asbestos before, including cases where companies have ended up in court through negligence or ignorance. Recently, another company has been served a huge fine after putting people's lives at risk (Fines imposed for asbestos exposure at former factory in Poole), and so it may be worth revealing a few unpleasant truths about asbestos, and exposing some common myths. It's too easy to go along with commonly held myths. We encounter these on a regular basis within the world of health...
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This is the house that Jack built in 1952....

This is the story about Jack and his house, which needed a refurb. Watch the story unfold by watching one of our first animations ...  
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2014: Change in Regulations, Behaviour, Culture

Having recently visited the IIRSM Conference in Birmingham we were very pleased with the conference as a whole but particularly interested in the update from Judith Hackitt, the Chair of the HSE. Judith stated that much about the implementation of the regulations is misrepresentation and as health and safety professionals we are all guilty of adding fuel to the flames. What the HSE does is good, it provides an essential job. Real health and safety it about the important parts of the work, the risk...
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Spot Checks and the £124 per hour Fee for Intervention

In October, 2012 the Fee for Intervention was introduced by the HSE. This has been applied to those who have broken a Health and Safety Law. It means that law breakers are liable for all HSE related costs which happens to work out at £124 per hour. This includes inspection, investigation and taking enforcement action. Let's put this in perspective. In 2012 - 2013: 7,345 enforcement notices were issued by the HSE. With 8,810 overall in Great Britain in the same period of time. Following a...
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