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Your personal data.
It has been nearly 18 months since the General Data Protection Regulations came into force. But are you still not sure what this means for you?
If you use, manage or store data then GDPR applies to you.

 
Daniel Stevenson
Working from home? Are you A “Lone or Remote Worker”?
A Lone or Remote worker may fall into various categories for example; A home-based sales representative visiting clients or potential clients, a delivery driver delivering parcels to businesses or member of the public, a nurse or doctor providing home medical care, an engineer making response calls, or simply a home-based worker, for example, a project manager working from home with occasional office time.
 
Daniel Stevenson
What is Working at Heights?
Work at Height Regulations (WAHR) came into force in 2005 and apply to all work at height where there is a risk of fall liable to cause personal injury. In other words – if there is the potential to fall and be injured, then the rules apply.
 
Daniel Stevenson
World Day for Safety and Health at Work
Usually, 28th April marks World Day for Safety and Health at Work. However, this year’s event has been overshadowed by the COVID-19 pandemic. As countries across the world deal with the new threat, this year’s celebration will promote a combined effort for people’s safety and health at work.
 
Daniel Stevenson
Who is your Fire Warden at work?
Fire safety is based mainly on the Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order 2005 which is centred on the use of risk assessment and following the 5 steps involved in risk assessing.
 
Daniel Stevenson
Working with Abrasive Wheels
So, what is an Abrasive Wheel? An Abrasive wheel consists of abrasive particles which are bonded together with various substances. It is considered a type of grinding tool that consists of bonded abrasive grains. It has been found that the most Common cause of a disk breaking is overheating and the breaking down of the bonding.
 
Daniel Stevenson
Avoiding Food Poisoning During Lockdown

Over the past three months, most of us have been furloughed or asked to work from home. Many of those who have been furloughed are now spending more time in the house, cleaning, exercising, watching TV and cooking. If you’ve been furloughed, perhaps you’re cooking more for yourself, family, friends and neighbours. If so, it’s more important than ever to maintain good hygiene. Are you certain that you’re storing your food correctly? Are you doing everything you can to avoid cross-contamination and avoid food poisoning? 

 
Daniel Stevenson
Speeding During Lockdown!

Despite most of us staying at home during lockdown, a huge number of motorists were caught speeding during April. Though there has been over 66% less traffic on the roads than usual, the number of speeding offences rose to over 6,000 since lockdown began on 23rd March. Some motorists were even driving at over double the national speed limit. A driver in London was caught doing 134 mph in a 40 mph zone, while another driver in Manchester clocked 115 mph while travelling through a 40 mph zone.

 
Daniel Stevenson
Lockdown: The Perfect Time for Training

To be furloughed or not to be! That is the question. 

Many UK employers are still unsure about furlough policies and what their rights are when it comes to furloughing staff. The main thing to keep in mind is that while furloughed employees can’t work, they can carry out training, as long as this doesn’t generate revenue for the employer. Employers have the right to ask their staff to do any necessary training while they are furloughed. Right now is a perfect time to catch up with any spare admin or training requirements needed.


 
Daniel Stevenson
Working from Home. Your new work place

Using Risk Assessments to Keep Remote Workers Safe under Lockdown 


A lot has changed since lockdown began, especially in terms of adjustments to the working day. Now that many of us are working remotely, the shift of responsibility has moved too. If you’re working from home, it’s your employer’s responsibility to ensure that your “new” working environment has everything that you need. Your employer must protect the health and safety of all their employees. One way to achieve this is to create a risk assessment to protect employees as “home workers”.
 
Daniel Stevenson
How Safe Is Working on Ladders?
When doing any work at height, whether it be at home or in a workplace, many people don’t take the risk seriously – unless something happens to them personally. It’s because of these risks that ladders should generally be considered a last resort when it comes to working at height.
 
Daniel Stevenson