The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HSWA), is the primary legislation covering occupational health and safety in the United Kingdom. The Health and Safety Executive is responsible for enforcing the Act. The aim of the HSWA is to ensure practical compliance and help organisations understand and implement an ‘organisational intent’ to support health
If you are responsible for managing dust health hazards in the workplace, then the new “Dust Hub” from the HSE is for you. The site provides information to help employers control exposure to dust in the workplace. You can also access further information on dust from this site. Dust is tiny, dry particles in the
Having read this book – Affective Safety Management by Dr. Tim Marsh, I thoroughly recommend it to any NEBOSH student as part of their studies around behavioural health and safety techniques. I remember attending one of his workshops at the IOSH Conference in Manchester a couple of years ago and was captivated by his knowledge,
The Fire Triangle The Fire Triangle is a simple way of understanding the factors of fire. Each side of the triangle represents one of the three ingredients needed to have a fire – oxygen, heat, and fuel – demonstrating the interdependence of these ingredients in creating and sustaining fire. When there is not enough heat
This timeline of health and safety legislation and events is shared from the HSE site. 1800 1833 HM Factory Inspectorate was formed The first factory inspectors were appointed under the provisions of the Factories Act 1833. Initially their main duty was to prevent injury and overworking in child textile workers. The four inspectors were responsible
On 6 April 2015, CDM 2007 was revoked and replaced by the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015). The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) are the main set of regulations for managing the health, safety and welfare of construction projects. CDM 2015 is subject to certain transitional arrangements, for construction projects that began before
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The Health and Safety Executive wants businesses that provide customer service to turn over a new leaf and stop blaming health and safety for poor or over-the-top decisions. The regulator launched its 40th anniversary year with a call to stop the culture of blaming anything and everything on non-existent ‘health and safety’ rules. Retail and
As usual, NEBOSH has began to release the Diploma Unit D Results a week ahead of schedule. How have you done? Better or worse than expected? Hopefully better! For most students, the NEBOSH Diploma Unit D marks the end of a long road of studying. But what if your marks are not what you expected?