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The Wales Health at Work Partnership Launch - Working in Collaboration

WALES HEALTH AT WORK PARTNERSHIP IS LAUNCHED

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Last month saw the launch of the Wales Health at Work Partnership. The Partnership aims to improve workplace health and wellbeing in Wales, which is seen as critical to improving wider public health across the country.

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Do I need to conduct a Fire Risk Assessment?

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Fire Risk Assessments are critical for the safety of staff and visitors for businesses. A competent person with the necessary skills and experience is required to conduct an assessment, which will consider the potential hazards and mitigation and controls to be implemented, as well as training and employee involvement. Where businesses do not have the right knowledge internally an external risk assessor can be appointed.

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Retail Health & Safety: Working Together to Improve Safety at Work

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With the golden quarter around the corner, we explore the most common retail health and safety risks and the key elements needed to develop an effective retail health and safety culture. Through management commitment, walking the talk and collaboration, staff and customers can get home safe.

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Time for a Health & Safety Training Audit?

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Use our 5-Step guide to delivering effective health & safety training. With the Summer behind us, many managers and their teams are re-focusing on what needs to be achieved before the year end. The fourth quarter is a particularly critical time for retail and hospitality businesses. There is often a significant recruitment drive, with student employee turnover and Christmas temporary staff joining the team. Add to that a volatile political and economic situation and this year looks to be more challenging than ever. With this in mind, there’s no better time to review the health & safety training needs for…

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New CEO Sarah Albon takes over at HSE

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NEWS: It’s all eyes on the future as HSE CEO Sarah Albon takes up her new post, focussing on “… improvements in health and safety performance as our workplaces move into a future with new challenges, new technologies and new opportunities.” We’ll be keeping an eye out for HSE changes affecting retail and hospitality business. Read the full story here.

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Top 10 Summer Health & Safety Tips for Pubs, Cafés & Restaurants

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Over the bank holiday weekend people will be getting away to the coast, or enjoying time in the sun across South Wales. To help hospitality businesses stay accident-free we share our Top 10 Summer Health & Safety Tips for Pubs, Cafés & Restaurants.

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Health and Safety Consultants wanted!

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We’re very excited to announce that we have a new Health and Safety Consultant job vacancy at Sure Safety…are you looking for a new challenge and want to embrace our #keepingsafetysimple culture?    Health & Safety Consultant – Job Description    Sure Safety Consultancy are an innovative, growing company with a focus on working with our clients to create bespoke solutions whilst keeping safety simple.  We are currently looking to recruit a Health and Safety Consultant to work closely with one of our clients in the role of H&S Manager. This work is based in Cardiff but will require regular travel…

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First-aid

First Aid In The Workplace

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First aid is the initial assessment of an individual who has been injured before the emergency services have arrived. The aim is to preserve life, prevent the injury worsening and to help the recovery process. This blog will look at what responsibilities the employer has and how to conduct a needs assessment. Employer Responsibilities Under the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 an employer must: Provide or ensure that there are provided such equipment and facilities as are adequate and appropriate in the circumstances for enabling first aid to be rendered to his employees if they are injured or…

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Hot Weather Hazards

Hot Weather Hazards

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Now we’ve made it through the tough conditions of Winter, we now face a new set of challenges. As much as we all like the sun and the hot weather that comes with it, you cannot underestimate the dangers. This blog will look at what hazards come with the hot weather and tips on how to minimise them. Hot Weather Hazards Dehydration The hot weather causes us to sweat more. If this is not met by drinking more water, we become dehydrated. Dehydration can lead to dizziness, tiredness and confusion. Being hydrated is vital for normal body function, so if…

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Manual handling

Manual Handling At Work

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Manual Handling is often a necessary task in the workplace. However, done incorrectly, it can put employees in danger of injuring themselves and those around them. This blog will look at identifying the risks involved with manual handling and how to avoid them. Manual Handling Manual Handling is the physical handling of a load without the assistance of equipment such as a fork lift. This can include, lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling and carrying. Due to poor manual handling, an estimated 8.9 million working days were lost due to Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorder 2016/17 in the UK. The Manual Handling…

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