Why People Take Risks at Work: Preparing for Human Nature

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Every workplace contains a certain amount of risk to those employed. Risks can come in many forms. From the drive to work, to stress, to jobs involving a more readily accepted higher amount of risk, such as working at height.

In the UK, there are dozens of different laws designed to protect workers, contractors and the general public from a wide spectrum of risks. The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 is one of the most well-known pieces of legislation. This is overseen by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), with senior managers in private and public organisations responsible for implementation. Continue Reading…

What Regulations Affect You?

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Who says I have to inspect my equipment and keep records?

There is legislation within the EU that clearly specifies what businesses should be doing to keep people safe – no matter what industry they’re involved in. However, as with all legislation, it can be very difficult to find out what we should be doing, and how we should be doing it. The following information will help you adhere to these regulations, and understand where each of them may apply to your business. Papertrail will then help you manage this and put it all into practice in a clear and simple way. Continue Reading…

Record Keeping On Trial: Would Your Evidence Stand-Up?

Would your record keeping stand up in court?

If you found yourself in court facing a negligence claim, would your health and safety record keeping stand-up? A recent mock liability trial arranged by insurance brokers Perkins Slade gave delegates from a huge range of sports plenty to think about. Attendees from National Governing Bodies, coaches, instructors and volunteers were treated to an exciting and thought-provoking event, which highlighted the importance of having clear, precise records for any organisation concerned with health and safety at work.
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