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COVID-19: The end is nigh

COVID-19: The end is nigh

With the Government’s recent announcement regarding the end of a vast majority of COVID-19 restrictions employers and businesses will be planning for ...

HSE’s Talking Toolkit: Preventing Work-related Stress in Construction

HSE’s Talking Toolkit: Preventing Work-related Stress in Construction

In the construction industry, workplace stress (which includes stress, depression and anxiety) is the second biggest cause of work-related ill health ...

Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis

In this article we look at how construction workers in particular may be at risk of developing a type of leptospirosis called Weil’s Disease, a form o ...

HSE target Construction Sector in Health Inspection Initiative during October 2020

HSE target Construction Sector in Health Inspection Initiative during October 2020

The HSE will be carrying out its latest construction health initiative between Monday 5 and Friday 30 October. What will this inititive entail and wha ...

HSE Annual Report

HSE Annual Report

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has recently published its annual report detailing its performance over the year.

Working Safely during COVID-19: New Guidelines and HSE Enforcement

Working Safely during COVID-19: New Guidelines and HSE Enforcement

The government has this week published new ‘COVID-19 secure’ guidelines to help UK businesses to get back up and running whilst ensuring that workplac ...

The Government Announces a New Fire Safety Bill

The Government Announces a New Fire Safety Bill

The announcement of a Fire Safety Bill on 19 March 2020 is the first move in long-awaited legislative reforms to fire safety law. The Bill proposes li ...

Update on HSE Chief Executive's report, HSE business plan and coronavirus guidance

Update on HSE Chief Executive's report, HSE business plan and coronavirus guidance

In advance of the publication of the HSE’s Business Plan for 2020/21, we summarise below the report of the HSE’s Chief Executive in March which highli ...

Construction Update

Construction Update

In this article we consider issues specifically relating to the Construction sector, including the HSE's statistics which show that this sector remain ...

HSE Shines the Spotlight on Principal Designers

HSE Shines the Spotlight on Principal Designers

The HSE is now taking greater account of the health and safety implications of a principal designer’s approach to the design during the pre-constructi ...