Entries by Rebecca Lambert

Do you have a policy on riding bikes in store? Questions asked after customer dies after falling from a bike in store.

Transport consultant Dave Holladay asks bike shops: “Do you have a robust recording of any incidents involving staff or customers? Do you have a policy on riding bikes in the store? Do you have a robust recording of any incidents involving staff or customers?” He adds: “If a customer is injured in your store, is there […]

“What steps are the Government and Government agencies taking to work together to reduce work-related illness and deaths?

Steve Pound Shadow Minister (Northern Ireland) To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government and Government agencies are taking to work together to reduce work-related illness and deaths. Penny Mordaunt The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions The Government and its agencies have brought a renewed focus […]

Mind matters: Protect the wellbeing of your workforce by raising awareness of mental health

While the physical safety of workers is prioritised on construction sites, mental health is often overlooked, reports Claire Cameron But according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), stress, depression or anxiety accounted for almost a fifth (18 per cent) of work-related illness in the construction sector between 2013/14-2015/16, with more than 14,000 self-reported cases […]

Safety clothing: Nylon rain suit increases visibility

Safety clothing: Galeton, a supplier of quality work gloves and personal protective equipment, has expanded its line of Repel Rainwear™ to include the #12244 Repel Rainwear™ Reflective PVC on Nylon Rain Suit in choice of blue or black. Repel Rainwear™ PVC on Nylon rain suit features strategically placed reflective piping and stripes on front, sides […]

Think Lean to Make Safety Simpler

These three practices will improve the effectiveness and efficiency of your safety approach.    Having spent most of my career in safety and operations leadership positions, it’s clear to me that many organizations make safety more of a burden than necessary. No leader wants employees to get injured at work, but sadly and quite often, […]

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After much hard work our new website is finally live and ready for you all to benefit from the value of networking with likeminded professionals. HSE People is an online community dedicated to those who work in HSE, Quality, Risk, Fire and Security. We asked you what you wanted, you told us and we listened. […]

New EU Regulation On PPE – Billy O’Brien

The HSE reports that around 20, 000 workers are suffering from work-related noise-induced hearing loss at any stage; when you consider those who have retired the picture is even worse, with over 70, 000 people suffering from hearing loss caused by current or previous work. Many more people face retirement unable to have a conversation in a noisy room. The […]