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News and Insights – Health and Safety News March 2024

What are the latest updates to publications on first aid at work? Insights & News – Complisafe HSE has made recent updates to 2 publications on first aid at work: First aid at work: The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981. Guidance on Regulations L74 (hse.gov.uk) This document provides guidance on: managing the provision of first aid (first-aid kit, equipment, rooms etc) requirements and training for first-aiders requirements for appointed persons making employees aware of first-aid arrangements first aid and the self-employed cases where first-aid regulations do not apply The third edition was reissued with minor amendments in 2018 to: further clarify the significance of the 2013 amendment to regulation 3(2), which ended HSE’s approval of first-aid training providers update guidance on the use of automated external defibrillators, and blended learning in first-aid training incorporate some additional amendments to take account of other previous legislative changes The third edition has been further updated with minor amendments in 2024 to: emphasise employers’ responsibilities to take account of employees’ mental health in their first-aid needs assessment change the term ‘catastrophic bleeding’ to ‘life-threatening bleeding’ with more guidance on what employers should do if they identify this as a risk in their workplace simplify guidance on how to decide what first aid to provide How to go about selecting a first-aid training provider: A guide for employers GEIS3 – Selecting a first aid training provider – A guide for employers (hse.gov.uk)…

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Equalities Watchdog Highlights Employers’ Legal Obligations in New Menopause in the Workplace Guidance

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has published new guidance on menopause in the workplace to help employers understand their legal obligations relating to women who are going through the menopause as well as details on the support they should provide affected employees. This includes advice on making reasonable adjustments for women who are experiencing the menopause so they can continue to contribute to work and encouraging positive conversations about this personal issue to help create a safe and supportive work environment.…

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Legislation – a small selection of key Health and Safety legislation and how we can help with compliance…

Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is a key piece of legislation in the United Kingdom that sets out the fundamental principles and framework for health and safety regulation in the workplace. It places a legal duty on employers to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety, and welfare of their employees, as well as others who may be affected by their work activities, such as visitors and members of the public.…

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Health and Safety E-Learning: The Benefits of Online training

E-learning provides employees with the opportunity to learn at their own pace, and at a time and place that is convenient for them. This means that they can fit their training around their work and personal commitments, reducing the impact on their productivity.

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Portable Appliance Testing

The below is taken from the the HSE guidance and may help you with how to keep your portable appliances safe at work in terms of checks and inspections. Essentially it is down to you to use this guidance and assess the frequency of checks and inspections required. PA testing is not specifically a legal requirement but certainly makes sense to protect people and premises from faulty equipment and fire that is part of existing legislation.…

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Printing company fined after worker’s hand crushed

A commercial printing company has been fined £100,000 after an employee’s hand was crushed by a laminating machine. The man had been working for Celloglas Limited at the firm’s site at Cross Green Industrial Estate in Leeds. He was attempting to fix a laminating machine on 25 November 2020 when his right hand was drawn into the device and crushed between two rollers.…

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Sole trader jailed after man crushed under van at Bootle garage

4th August 2023 The partner of a man who got stuck and crushed under a vehicle at a motor repair company and later died has spoken of her struggles coping with her loss. Kenneth (Kenny) McCord, 56, died following an incident on 16 July 2020 at JJ Tyres & Recovery based in Bootle, Merseyside.…

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